Dundalk MD Info

 

 

Historic Sites   Parks   Community Resources

General Information   Attractions   Helpful Phone Numbers

 

A Brief History of Dundalk and the Patapsco Neck Area

   First explored by John Smith in 1608 while conducting an expedition up the Chesapeake Bay, the area then known as Patapsco Neck was inhabited by the Susquehanna Indians.
   The   purchase of 1,150 acres of Patapsco Neck land by Thomas Todd of Virginia in 1664 was the first deed recorded in Baltimore County, His original house, "Todd's Inheritance," was burnt by the British during the Battle of North Point in the War of 1812, The house was rebuilt after the war and still stands today as an historical landmark.
   In 1856 Henry McShane, an immigrant from Ireland, established the McShane Bell Foundry on the banks of the Patapsco River in the then far southeastern outskirts of Baltimore. In addition to bronze bells, the foundry manufactured cast iron pipes and furnace fittings. When the Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad asked McShane to name the foundry's depot, which was on its rail line, McShane chose the name Dundalk after the town of his birth. The foundry later established itself in the Patterson Park area, but a fire in the 1940s forced it to relocate to East Federal Street, and in 1977 the foundry moved to its current location in Glen Burnie.
   By 1916 Bethlehem Steel Company had built a shipyard on Patapsco Neck and had purchased 1,000 acres of farmland near the McShane foundry to develop housing for its workers. The Dundalk Company was formed to plan a town similar to one in the Roland Park area of Baltimore City, where businesses were excluded except in specific locations and land was left open for future development of schools, playing fields and parks. The community's streets were laid out in a pedestrian-friendly open grid. By 1917 Dundalk proper had 62 distinctly designed "Dutch hipped" houses with steeply pitched slate roofs and stucco exteriors. A post office and two stores were erected in what was to become the landmark Tudor-style shopping center and a firehouse and police station were later added.
(Source: Dundalk Chamber of Commerce 2010-2011 Business Directory & Community Guide)

 

Area Reference Points - Historic Sites

 

Aquilla Randall Monument - Marker on Old North Point Rd. where a War of 1812 skirmish occurred between the troops of Gen. John Strieker and British Gen. Robert Ross, who sustained a mortal wound.

Battle Acre - War of 1812 site on Old North Point Rd. where Gen. Strieker's troops inflicted severe losses on the British, helping to save Baltimore from enemy attack.

Black Marsh Wildlands - vestiges of Bayshore Amusement Park and trolley barn.

Fort Howard - Defensive bulwarks built in 1896 to defend Baltimore from naval attack. Named for Revolutionary War Hero John Eager Howard. The fort remained under Army command until 1940, but its guns never fired on enemies.

McShane Bell - Heritage Park, struck by original Dundalk foundry.

Methodist Meeting House Memorial - Site on German Hill at Old North Point roads that was used as a field hospital for both American and British soldiers during the War of 1812.

Old Dundalk Village Shopping Center - Shipping Place, circa 1917.

Shaw House and Cemetery - Only house foundation and family graves
remain. House used by British officers, War of 1812.

Todd's Inheritance - Part of a 1664 land grant that stretched from Bird River to the Patapsco River. House (under refurbishment) burned by British during War of 1812. Several hundred unmarked graves of British army regulars in surrounding fields.

Veterans Memorial - dedicated to all U.S. servicemen, Shipping Place.

(Source: Dundalk Chamber of Commerce 2010-2011 Business Directory & Community Guide)

 

Area Reference Points - Parks

 

Bear Creek Park - Park Haven Rd., (410) 887-7180
Chesterwood Park - 2200 Chesterrwood Rd., (410) 887-7155
Colgate Park - 7700 E. Baltimore St., (410) 887-7160
Fort Howard Park - 9500 North Point Rd., (410) 887-7529
Gray Manor Park - 7607 Parkwood Rd., (410) 887-7180
Heritage Park - Trading Place
Hart-Miller Island State Park - (410) 592-2897
Inverness Park - 2025 Inverness Rd., (410) 887-7536
Lynch Cove Park - 7833 Scholar Rd., (410) 887-7155
Merritt Point Park - 7800 Dunmanway Extended, (410) 887-7155
North Point State Park - Old North Point Rd., (410) 592-2897
North Point Village Park - St. Patricia Lane, (410) 887- 7529
St. Helena Park - 300 Willow Spring Rd., (410) 887-7155
Stansbury Park- 7880 Stansbury Rd., (410) 887-7155
Turner Station Park - 23 Rayme Rd., (410) 887-7536
Veterans Park - Shipping Place
Watersedge Park - 8820 Bullneck Rd., (410) 887-7536

(Source: Dundalk Chamber of Commerce 2010-2011 Business Directory & Community Guide)

 

Area Reference Points - Community Resources

 

Fleming Community Center - 641 Main St., 410.887-7228
Inverness Community Center - 8301 Lynch Rd., 410.887-7536
North Point Government Center - 1747 Merritt Blvd., 410.87-7155
Southeast Regional Rec Center -4021 North Point Blvd., 410.887-3478
North Point Library -1716 Merritt Blvd, 410.887-7255
Dundalk Community Theatre - CCBC-Dundalk campus, 410.285-9667
Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society-4 Center Place, 410.284-2331

(Source: Dundalk Chamber of Commerce 2010-2011 Business Directory & Community Guide)

 

General Information

 

   Dundalk is located in Baltimore County and is part of the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area. Named from the Dundalk Bay, Ireland.
The Zip code for Dundalk is 21222.

Population 2000: 62,306
Metro area: Baltimore
Latitude: 39.250N
Longitude: -76.52W
Time zone: Eastern Daylight Saving
Suburb on the Patapsco River

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census - Image : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundalk,_Maryland)

  

Colleges and Universities

CCBC Dundalk
The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) offering degree programs, business training and online learning.

  Dundalk Community Theater

   The Dundalk Community Theater, located on the campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

   Tickets for the shows or information about season subscriptions can be obtained by calling the box office at 410.285.9667.  With recent budget cuts, the theater’s survival depends on your support.  Reserve your tickets today!

 

The Dundalk Farmers Market

   The Farmers’ Market opens mid June through November till the week before Thanksgiving from 7 am to 12:30 pm. Lil Tirschman oversees the weekend activities. For information about the Farmers' Market, contact Lil Tirschman at ltirschman@comcast.net.

 

Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum


4 Center Place
Dundalk, MD 21222
(410) 284.2331
Open Monday-Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM; Saturday: 1 PM - 5 PM; Sunday: by appointment.
Group tours are available by appointment.
Admission: Free

 

Helpful Phone Numbers

Emergency - 911
Snow/Storm - (410) 887.3560
Other Non-Emergency Concerns - (410) 887.2222
General Information and Referral - (410) 887.0000

County Administration

County Executive Office - (410) 887.2450
Administrative Office - (410) 887.460
County Council - (410) 887.3196
Web site - (410) 887.2441

Citizen Services

Aging (Senior Information and Assistance) - (410) 887.2594
Employment and Training - (410) 887.2008
Health Services - (410) 887.3740
Human Relations Commission - (410) 887.5917
Juvenile Services - (410) 512.4040
Soil Conservation District - (410) 666.1188 ext. 3
Environmental Concerns - (410) 887.3733
Parole and Probation - (410) 321.2210
Economic Development - (410) 887.8000
Emergency Preparedness - (410) 887.5996
Human Resources - (410) 887.3135
Legislative Relations - (410) 269.7760
Planning - (410) 887.3211
Public Works - (410) 887.3300
Code Enforcement - (410) 887.3352
Complaints - (410) 887.8099
Commuter Ridesharing - (410) 732.6000
Zoning Information - (410) 887.3391
Zoning Complaints/Enforcement - (410) 887.8099

Animals

Animal Control (8 a.m.to 4 p.m., Mon-Fri) - (410) 887.5961
Licenses (Dog, Cat) - (410) 887.3630
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue - (410) 418.8899

Community Development/Housing

Home Sharing - (410) 366.6180
Housing - (410) 366.8550 ext. 208
Housing Opportunities Program - (410) 887.3124
Mortgage Counseling - (410) 285.4674
Economic Development - (410) 887.8000

Consumer Protection

Complaints - (410) 528.8662
Fair Practices (Discrimination) - (410) 887.5557

Disabilities

Information and Referral - (410) 887.3580
TTY - (410) 887.2799

Education

Information - (410) 887.5555
Planning (School Boundaries) - (410) 887.4215
Transportation - (410) 887.4321

Environment

Environmental Concerns - (410) 887.3733
Toxic Chemical/Oil Spills - 800.424.8802

Farm & Garden (Cooperative Extension Service)

Agriculture (farm) - (410) 666.1022
4.H Clubs - (410) 666.1025
Home Economics - (410) 666.0445
Family & Consumer Services - (410) 666.0445

Fire Department

Information (non-emergency) - (410) 887.4500

Libraries

Administrative Offices - (410) 887.6100

Police Department/Sheriff's Office

Dundalk Precinct 12 - (410) 887.7320
Police information, non-emergency - (410) 887.2214
Sheriff's Office - (410) 887.3151
State Police - 800.525.5555

Social Services

Child Care, Family Assistance, Adult Services - (410) 853.3000
Substance Abuse - (410) 887.3828

Refuse Collection

Bulk Pick-up Referral - (410) 887.2000
Complaints - (410) 887.2000
Disposal - (410) 887.2000
Recycling (Residential) - (410) 887.2000

Roads & Streets

Maintenance, Repairs - (410) 887.3560
Traffic (Lights & Signs) - (410) 887.3554
Traffic Engineering - (410) 887.3554
Street Names, House Numbers - (410) 887.3710

Water, Sanitary Sewer Problems

Inquiries & Complaints - (410) 887.5473
Drinking Water - (410) 396.5352

Recreation & Parks

General Information & Referral - (410) 887.3871

Building Permits

Information Assistance - (410) 887.3900
Inspection - (410) 887.3953

Elections

Board of Election Supervisors - (410) 887.5700

Licenses/Permits

Business, Construction, Marriage - (410) 887.2607
Hunting, Fishing - (410) 836.4550
Special Permits & Licenses - (410) 887.3616
Plumbing Permits - (410) 887.3614
Electrical Permits Inspection - (410) 887.3960

Zoning

Information - (410) 887.3391
Complaints - (410) 887.8099
Enforcement - (410) 887.8099

Courts

Courts Information - (410) 887.2139
Circuit Court - (410) 887.2602
Clerk of the Court - (410) 887.2601
District Court (Traffic Court) - (410) 512.2102

Legal

Business Licenses - (410) 887.2607
Register of Wills - (410) 887.6680
State's Attorney's Office - (410) 887.6600
Deeds/Land Records - (410) 887.2650
Marriage Licenses - (410) 887.2607
Birth/Death Records - (410) 764.3038

Tax Information

Tax Assessments - (410) 512.4905
Taxpayers' Services - (410) 887.2403

General Information Numbers

American Red Cross - (410) 624.2000
Better Business Bureau - (410) 347.3990
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - (443) 965.2000
Drug Enforcement Administration - (410) 244.3500
FBI - (410) 265.8080
Public Service Commission - 800.492.0474
Mass Transit - (410) 539.5000
Motor Vehicle Customer Assistance - 800.950.1682
Utilities - Call Before You Dig - 800.257.7777
Veterans Affairs - 800.827.1000

Crisis Hotlines/Emergency Numbers

Baltimore Crisis Response - (410) 752.2272
Coast Guard Search and Rescue - 800.418.7314
Electric/Gas Emergency - (410) 685.0123
Grassroots Crisis Intervention - (410) 531.6677
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline - 800.422.0009
Domestic Violence Hotline - 800.799.7233
TTY - 800.787.3224
Drug Tips Hotline - 800.492.TIPS
Family Stress/Child Abuse - 800.243.7337
Missing/Exploited Children - 800.843.5678
National Runaway Switchboard - 800.786.2929
Poison Information Center - 800.222.1222
Rape/Sexual Assault Hotline - 800.656.4673
Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse/Domestic Violence - (410) 828.6390
Suicide Crisis Hotline - 800.SUICIDE

(Source: Dundalk Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Business Directory & Community Guide)


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