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|Savage is a historic town located in Howard County, Maryland, about 12 miles (19 km) south of Baltimore and 20 miles (32 km) north of Washington, D.C. It is situated close to the city of Laurel and to the planned community of Columbia. According to City-Data.com, the population of Savage, Maryland, in 2007 was 12,918. (See Savage-Guilford, Maryland.)The racial makeup of Savage Maryland is 51% white 38% black 7% hispanic 2% asian and 1% other.|
Named for John Savage, a Philadelphia textiles merchant who helped charter the Savage Manufacturing Company, Savage was an important manufacturing center during the textile industry boom. The Savage Mill was a textile factory constructed circa 1820. It harnessed the power of the nearby Little Patuxent River, and is also said to have once housed an iron foundry that produced machinery used for manufacturing textiles. In 1880, the Mill's operations were expanded greatly by the introduction of steam power.
Bollman bridge with Savage Mill tower in background, 1970.
Bollman bridge with Savage Mill tower in background, 1970.
In 1835, the Savage Station was established on the Washington Branch of the B&O Railroad. In 1887, the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge was relocated to Savage. Originally built in 1869, it was one of about 100 on the B&O line.
Today the town remains steeped in history. Renovated in the 1980s and 1990s, Savage Mill is now the home to several antique vendors, artists' galleries, and specialty shops. It still contains some of the original architecture and machinery of the heyday of textile manufacturing, though much of the building has been expanded and updated. Up until a few years ago, the historic Carroll Baldwin Hall (built in the 1920s and named for a former president of the manufacturing company) was still home to the Savage Branch of the Howard County Public Library. There has been a moderately high rate of crime in Savage for a long while, being situated right next to the city of Laurel. The residents say its because of the proximity of the city of Laurel.
Savage also contains the last remaining Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge in the world, newly restored and overlooking the Little Patuxent River, just yards away from the Savage Mill Marketplace. Along with the mill, Bollman Bridge can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.
Singer/songwriter Benny Mardones — who holds an unusual place in United States recording history as a "one-hit wonder" who actually hit the Top 20 twice, in 1980 and 1989, with the same recording of the same song, "Into the Night" — was raised in Savage but was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Savage gained notoriety in September 1992 when resident Pam Basu was carjacked at a stop sign in the town by youths from Anacostia. She became tangled in her seatbelt and was dragged to her death. Her baby daughter was later thrown from the car but was not seriously injured. The gruesome crime gained national attention and was the impetus for carjacking's being made a federal crime.
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|Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. The population was 56,397 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Howard County. Founded in 1772, the town features the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station Museum, built in 1830, a downtown historic district ,which is a very popular destination among antiques shoppers, with restaurants, eclectic boutique shops, coffee shops, a tea room and many historic sites. As of the 2000 Census, Ellicott City surpassed Towson, Maryland, as the largest unincorporated county seat in the country.|
In July 2005, Ellicott City was ranked the 20th Best Place to Live in the United States by CNN/Money and Money magazine.
In July 2006, Ellicott City/Columbia was ranked 4th by CNN/Money and Money magazine on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.
Ellicott City is listed amongst America's most affluent communities and is located in Howard County, the third wealthiest county in the United States according the U.S. Census Bureau.
The downtown area is often called "Historic Ellicott City" or "Old Ellicott City", to distinguish it from the unincorporated area that extends north to the Baltimore County line, south to Columbia, and west to West Friendship.
|Columbia is a census-designated place and planned community in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is a suburb of Baltimore and, to a lesser degree, Washington, DC. It began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of life. Creator and developer James W. Rouse saw the new community in terms of human values, not just in terms of economics and engineering. Opened in 1967, Columbia was designed to not only eliminate the inconveniences of then-current subdivision design, but also eliminate racial, religious, and income segregation.|
Today, Columbia has a population of about 94,600 (making it the largest unincorporated community in Maryland). By the early 2000s, the town had acquired many of the characteristics of other contemporary U.S. suburbs, such as increasingly large private homes on large parcels and "big-box" retail stores accessible mostly by automobile. Nevertheless, Rouse's ethos remains a strong influence upon the physical and political development of Columbia.
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