Glenelg Maryland

The Official Website for Glenelg in Howard County, MD.

Glenelg is a community in Howard County Maryland.  It falls in the 21737 zip code and 410 area code.  Glenelg Maryland is home to several thousand people.  Glenelg is a relatively rural, but wealthy area.  Most households fall into a high tax bracket.  The area is known for farms on rolling hills as well as newly built upscale “McMansions.”

The History of Glenelg Maryland

John Dorsey, who was one of the first settlers in the now Howard County and a prominent man gave land to his daughter Sarah Dorsey Howard and her husband Henry Howard out in the western part of the county (which is now Glenelg) in 1735.  The property was called Howard's Resolution.  On this land, Ephraim Howard, son of Sara and Henry, built a house on the property in the middle or late 1700's.  In 1884, an additional section was added on to the front of the house.  The newer front section was built by General Joseph Tyson, Assistant Postmaster General under President Tyler.  General and Mrs. Tyson called their home "Glenelg" after an old estate in Scotland and "because it spelled the same from either end."  Although historically not a true manor house, what is today known as "Glenelg Manor" forms the nucleus of a sprawling structure, which houses the Glenelg Country School elementary division. The manor became the origin of the area's name.

What’s in a Name?

The word Glenelg is a Palindrome (spelled the same in either direction), and coincidentally Glenleg High School’s yearbook is titled Palindrome.

Community Statistics

Zip Code: 21737
Area Code: 410
Population: 1,721
Median household income: $114,207
Median home price: $1,012,410

Glenelg Maryland Schools

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Nearest Cities

  • Columbia Maryland (10 miles)
  • Baltimore Maryland (20 miles)
  • Washington DC (30 miles),

Howard County's location in Maryland
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