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

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”

– Chinese Proverb