Who was Ellicott ?
Journeys into Ellicott City
The Ellicott brothers, John, Andrew and Joseph, hailing from Bucks County Pennsylvania, purchased land adjacent to the Patapsco River with the intent to build and run grain mills. They convinced local farmers to switch their crops from tobacco to grain. Ellicott’s Mills would become one of the largest milling and manufacturing towns in the East, and considered by some as the home of the Industrial Revolution.
The town with a river and seven hills grew and thrived, but just last year in 2021, the last of the many mills that called the Patapsco Valley home, closed for good.
Info Source: visitellicottcity.com
Image Source: Historical Marker Data Base