Cockysville MD: See Three Eras of U.S. History in One Place

What’s about 25 minutes from Baltimore and therefore offers all the amenities of a big city but leaves all the big-city problems in that big city? Cockysville MD.

About 20,000 people live in Cockysville Maryland, just big enough to offer visitors and residents alike many fun things to do, but not so big that the town becomes impersonal.

Cockysville MD provides visitors a big dose of Colonial, Revolutionary War and Civil War history.

Head on over to the Grand Lodge of Maryland, Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons. It’s castle-like structure, known as Bonnie Blink (which means “beautiful view” in Scottish), is a retirement home for Master Masons, Eastern Star members and other eligible family members in Cockysville Maryland. But what’s truly nifty about it is that, next door in the Freemason’s Lodge, is the desk at which George Washington, just prior to becoming president, signed his commission resignation.

Cockysville MD also is home to a limestone and marble quarry, which produced some of the marble used in the Washington Monument. In fact, when you go down to Washington DC to visit the monument (that’s a must-see trip when you visit Cockysville Maryland), you’ll notice that the marble at the bottom of the monument is noticeably whiter. That’s because funds ran out during the construction and a less-expensive, poorer quality and different color type of stone was used.

If you don’t wish to travel the 1 hour and 15 minutes from Cockysville MD to Washington DC (as mentioned above) you must head south to Baltimore.

In addition to the usual must-do and must-see attractions that Baltimore offers (the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, a visit to Fort McHenry, and a big lunch or dinner of fresh crabs), here are some other wonderful, but lesser known, attractions:

We hope we’ve piqued your interest in visiting Cockysville Maryland and all it and the surrounding area offers. We look forward to seeing you soon.