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Catonsville
Baltimore County, Maryland

ZipCodes
21228

Motto
Music City Maryland



Page Contents for Catonsville, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Catonsville is approximately 45,839 2000, 41567 2010.
The approximate number of families is 14,080 1990, 15698 2010.
The amount of land area in Catonsville is 36.288 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.005 sq kilometers.
The distance from Catonsville to Washington DC is 29 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 24 miles. (as the crow flies)
Catonsville is positioned 39.26 degrees north of the equator and 76.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Catonsville median home price is $ 139,920.
Catonsville average annual precipitation is 41.8 inches peryear.
Catonsville average annual snowfall is 21.3 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 34.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 74.9 degrees F.

Location

near Baltimore. Catonsville is just 32 miles from Washington, D.C. and 106 miles from Philadelphia. Nearby communities include Arbutus, Baltimore Highlands, Halethorpe, Lansdowne, Paradise, Oella, Relay, and Security Square.
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History & History Related Items

This area was first called Catonville without the s after Richard Caton who founded the town in 1810. It was originally known as a summer retreat for the rich crown of Baltimore.
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Attractions

Lurman Woodland Theatre Summer Concert Series. Concerts will feature bluegrass, rock & rock, Irish music and dancing, folk, barbershop and much more.

Banneker Historical Park & Museum
off Frederick Road at 300 Oella Avenue with museum hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.

The Townsend House and Pullen Museum
1824 Freerick Road
operated by the Catonsville Historical Society

the Historic National Road Scenic Byway through Catonsville is part of a multi-state planning effort to obtain an American Byways designation under the Federal Highway Administration's Scenic Byway Program
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Catonsville Historical Events

2002, May 21
Music City Maryland
Catonsville has developed a reputation for music with the concentration of music-related businesses along Frederick Road and Baltimore National Pike. The popularity of our retail outlets and summer concerts attract people from the entire East Coast. Our local music business includes the sale of instruments, books, sheet music, recordings, and concert tickets. There are also rentals, and music lessons. The number of music-related businesses is growing every year.

The music connection with Catonsville was recently recognized by the Washington Post in an article dated October 6, 2001: "But what gives Catonsville national appeal and has helped earn the town a reputation as 'Music Row' are the numerous music stores scattered along Frederick Road, the main street of the older central area that locals call 'the village.' The shops are like museums that detail pop music's explosion over the past 40 years, particularly the guitar's rise to dominance. When you walk down Frederick road you can often hear the sounds of swing, the wail of jazz, and the thump of rock-and-roll bursting out of the shop windows."

Catonsville is the home of the very popular outdoor concert series at the Lurman Woodland Theatre. Every weekend during the summer there are live music acts from a variety of styles including bluegrass, rock & roll, barbershop, Caribbean, Irish, big band, and more. The concerts are free to the public.

On May 21, 2002, the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce received the proclamation from the Maryland General Assembly declaring Catonsville "Music City Maryland."

For more information on Music City Maryland, contact the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce at 410-744-4169 or Email us

Catonsville Chamber

Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 21100
1002 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: 410-744-4169
Fax: 410-744-6127
Voice Mail: 410-719-9609
Email

Catonsville Organizations

Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 21100
1002 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: 410-744-4169
Fax: 410-744-6127
Voice Mail: 410-719-9609
Email Catonsville

Miscellany

The population of Catonsville was:
1990 - 35,233
2000 - 45,839

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