Howard County

Designated as an “All-America County” by the National Civic League, Howard County is one of the nation’s most outstanding places to live, work and play! Howard County has a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities and urban lifestyle. Diversity surrounds you, from Columbia’s world-class shopping mall to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street, filled with antiques, boutiques and cozy restaurants.

Look for the interpretive panels at these sights:

  • Road Versus Rails – Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station
  • Ellicott’s Mills – Thomas Isaac Log Cabin
  • Moving Goods on the National Road – Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum
  • New Lisbon – Lisbon Elementary School
  • Simpson and Mt. Gregory Churches – Simpson United Methodist Church
  • Poplar Springs – Drover’s Restaurant

Map and Guide

Road Talk

“Drive the 10,000 miles across America and you will know more about the country than all the institutes of society and political science put together.”

– Jean Baudrillard