Ellicott City, Maryland

The Founding Of Ellicott City, Maryland

Quaker brothers Andrew Ellicott, John Ellicott, and Joseph Ellicott from Bucks County, Pennslyvania, purchased land west of Baltimore in 1772, in an area that would become known as Ellicott’s Mills.

The brothers created wheat mills, in addition to mills for other grains. The brothers convinced local farmers to not create tobacco farms.

Ellicott Mills was eventually renamed to Ellicott City.

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