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Catonsville, MD: The Music City of Maryland

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History of Catonsville

The community of Catonsville is a census-designated place in the county of Baltimore, Maryland. Inhabitants of this land date back to before the 1700s, when the Piscataway tribe, or the Susquehannocks, occupied the area. In 1729, the first European settlement in this area was established. Johnnycake Town was named after the johnnycakes that were served to travelers at the local tavern. In 1787, the Ellicott family built the Frederick Turnpike. It was on this road that the community of Catonsville started to develop.

Richard Caton was instructed by his father-in-law, Charles Carroll, to develop the area along the road. Thus, he did. Living in Castle Thunder, an inn on the Frederick Turnpike, he started building businesses along the road. It served travelers going from Ellicott City to Baltimore. In the 1830s, the community became "Catonsville." In 1862, horsecar services connecting Catonsville to Baltimore became a thing. In 1884, the Catonsville Short Line railroad was built. In the 1890s, with the bomb invention of electric streetcars, Catonsville became the first commuter suburbs in the U.S. In 2002, Catonsville was declared as "Music City, Maryland" by the Maryland legislature. By 2007, Catonsville had become the 49th best place to live in the U.S. and the third best place to live in Maryland and Virginia, according to Money magazine.

Nearby is also the community of Halethorpe, which has some interesting facts you may not know about the area.

Music City, Maryland

Catonsville is known for its concentration of everything music-related. Musical resources in Catonsville are continuously increasing. Along Frederick Rd., shops selling guitars, mandolins, woodwind instruments, and gear and vinyl records line the streets. Historical music stores like the Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe, the Bill's Music House, and the Piano Man can be spotted here. In the summer months, the Frederick Roads Fridays Committee and the Lurman Woodland Theater's hold free concerts for visitors and locals to enjoy. Throughout the year, people can also go to many restaurants and barbershops to experience live musical performances. However, unless these locations are in areas zoned for major businesses, live music is actually prohibited in Catonsville, Maryland. In 2019, a pilot program proposed by Democratic County Councilman Tom Quirk was approved by the County Council in hopes of bringing live music to more establishments and helping local musicians earn a living.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: April 4, 2021
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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