Catonsville

/kayt"nz vil'/, n.
a town in central Maryland, near Baltimore. 33,208.

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      village, Baltimore county, north-central Maryland, U.S., a southwestern suburb of Baltimore. It was founded before 1729 and was known as Johnnycake for a local inn specializing in that type of cornbread. The present name, honouring Richard Caton (who had an estate there in the late 18th century), was adopted about 1800. A residential community, Catonsville is the seat of Catonsville Community College (1956). The Baltimore county campus (1966) of the University of Maryland (Maryland, University of) and Patapsco Valley State Park are nearby. In 1968 a group of citizens burned the records of the local draft board in protest against the Vietnam War and became known as the Catonsville Nine; their subsequent trial, imprisonment, and parole received worldwide publicity. Pop. (2000) 39,820.

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  • Catonsville, MD — U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 39820 Housing Units (2000): 16054 Land area (2000): 14.001959 sq. miles (36.264906 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001924 sq. miles (0.004984 sq. km) Total area (2000): 14.003883 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Catonsville — 39° 16′ 26″ N 76° 44′ 17″ W / 39.273889, 76.738056 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Catonsville — Original name in latin Catonsville Name in other language Katonsvill, kytnzwyl, mrylnd, Катонсвилл State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 39.27205 latitude 76.73192 altitude 146 Population 41567 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Catonsville — uninc. place, CEN. Maryland 21228; pop. 35,233 …   Webster's Gazetteer

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  • Catonsville High School — Infobox Secondary school name = Catonsville High School native name = motto = Tradition of Excellence established = 1903 (original); 1952 (current) type = Public High School (9 12) category label = category = gender label = gender = affiliations …   Wikipedia

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