Key dates in Eldersburg history

Eldersburg ranked by Money Magazine in the “Top 100 Places to Live”

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Money Magazine ranks Eldersburg 56th in the “Top 100 Places to Live”. (In 2009, it increases to 47th.)

Eldersburg Branch Library opens

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The Eldersburg Branch Library is opened as a full-service library. Renovations occurred in 2004 and 2010, the latter including the building of a drive-up service window.

K-Mart opens in Eldersburg

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K-Mart opens in Carrolltowne Mall in Eldersburg.

The Moses Brown House is added to the National Register of Historic Places

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The Moses Brown House, built in 1785 and expanded in 1814, is added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Carrolltowne Elementary School built

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Carrolltowne Elementary School is built on the space allocated when the Carrolltowne area was rezoned.

Springfield State Hospital opens

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The first patients arrive at Springfield State Hospital.

Name changed from Eldersburgh to Eldersburg

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Name of the post office serving Eldersburg is changed from Eldersburgh to Eldersburg.

B&O Train Station built

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The B&O Train Station, designed by E. Francis Baldwin, is built in Sykesville. This building was reportedly used as a model for a model railroad set, and is today the “Baldwin’s Station” restaurant.

B&O Railroad Service begins

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The Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad extends service to “Horse Train Stop” (which would later be known as Sykesville).

Wesley Chapel built

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Wesley Chapel is built for a small Methodist congregation. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places.