Woodstock, Maryland

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Woodstock, Maryland
Woodstock is located in Maryland
Woodstock
Woodstock
Location in Maryland
Coordinates: 39°19′43″N 76°52′19″W / 39.32861°N 76.87194°W / 39.32861; -76.87194Coordinates: 39°19′43″N 76°52′19″W / 39.32861°N 76.87194°W / 39.32861; -76.87194
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Howard
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total6,986
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code21163
Area code410, 443, 667
 
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Woodstock, Maryland
Woodstock is located in Maryland
Woodstock
Woodstock
Location in Maryland
Coordinates: 39°19′43″N 76°52′19″W / 39.32861°N 76.87194°W / 39.32861; -76.87194Coordinates: 39°19′43″N 76°52′19″W / 39.32861°N 76.87194°W / 39.32861; -76.87194
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Howard
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total6,986
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code21163
Area code410, 443, 667

Woodstock is an unincorporated community which is a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. The original village of Woodstock is located in Howard County, and also includes portions of Baltimore County and Carroll County.[2]

History[edit]

Thomas Browne, the "Patuxent Ranger" explored westward through Anne Arundel county through Clarksville and settled in the area in 1702. The Mt. Pleasant Log home was built by the Brown family in the 18th century. A century later in the civil war, confederate general Bradley Tyler Johnson used Mt. Pleasant to store weapons, dispatch messages and hide from Union troops.[3]

Woodstock was founded as a mining town based around its Granite quarries. The B&O railroad ran though the area with a station built in 1835 for granite deliveries. The postal community was named "Davis Tavern" when its first post office opened in 1836. Caleb Davis and Peter Gorman were early B&O contractors. Gorman married Elizabeth Browne of the Brown family, occupied a large farm "Good Fellowship", sold Granite for buildings and built a large granite house in town. The granite house was the birthplace of Arthur Pue Gorman, which was torn down to build a bridge across the Patapsco in the early 1980s. In 1869, the Jesuit Woodstock College opened on the Baltimore side of the Patapsco River. St, Alphonsus Rodriguez church was built on a section of the institute in 1887–1968 when it was lost to fire. In 1889, telegraph service was extended to town.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, Woodstock's population is 6,986. The population growth rate is 31.51%.[1]

Housing market[edit]

According to Sperling's BestPlaces, Woodstock's cost of living is 49.9% higher than the U.S. average, and the median cost per home in Woodstock is $422,290 with a growth appreciation rate of -7.19%.[1]

Schools[edit]

Public schools in the area spend $6,343 per student, $665 more than the U.S. median. There is an average of 14.9 students per teacher.[1]

Relationship with Granite[edit]

The area in Baltimore County along the Patapsco opposite the Howard County portion of Woodstock is referred to as both Granite and Woodstock, resulting in ambiguities and confusion:

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Zip Code Overview". Sperling's BestPlaces. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
  2. ^ Howard County Historical Society. Images of America Howard County. p. 41. 
  3. ^ Barbara Feaga. Howard's Roads to the Past. p. 53. 
  4. ^ Barbara Feaga. Howard's Roads to the Past. p. 53. 
  5. ^ News services and staff reports (December 28, 2013) "Star center fielder won two titles with Orioles" The Washington Post, page B4. Retrieved December 28, 2013 [1]