In 1868, the Baltimore Potomac (B&P) Railroad, which connected Baltimore and Washington D.C., also was brought through this area of Anne Arundel Country. That is when the town of Odenton was formed and became known as “The Town a Railroad Built.”
A train station and telegraph office was built at the junction of the railroads, and the Watts and Murray general store and the post office opened. Houses sprang up, followed by a Methodist church and a grade school. The population grew to 100. Canneries, especially for tomatoes, developed in the area. Then, the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad built an electric interurban railway to connect central Maryland.
In 1914, the 800-acre Hammond Manor Farm was purchased by the United States Naval Academy because of a typhoid fever outbreak in 1910. The farm was operated by the Naval Academy until 1998 when it became Dean Foods. It is now Maryland Sunrise Farm.
The 19,000 acre Fort Meade was established in 1917 as a training camp. The fort displaced farmers and businesses that moved closer to town. Growth in the area continued when the National Security Agency was established at Fort Meade in the 1950s. At the same time, the Friendship International Airport that became the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was opened. Amtrak’s Dennis F. Sullivan Maintenance Facility that maintains the Amtrak/MARC line between Baltimore and Washington D.C. brought more railroading business to the area. As Baltimore and Washington D.C. expanded, the town developed into the current business, industrial, and residential center.
As of 2015, the population is 38,374. Among the population, 95.3 percent have a high school degree or higher and 46.7 percent have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income is $94,428, and the median per capita income is $44,288. It has 69.5 percent owner-occupied homes. The median value of owner-occupied housing is $301,600. The median monthly rent is $1,804.
Things to Do in Odenton, Maryland
Piney Orchard Nature Preserve
Piney Orchard Nature Preserve is a 100-acre nature park that includes open grassy areas, woodlands, wetlands, freshwater ponds, and sandy, dry, stream beds. It opened in 1996 and is the result of a wetland restoration started in 1987. There are five miles of walking trails and paved bike trails that connect with other trails in the area. When completed, the trails will connect with the East Coast Greenaway system that runs along the east coast and with the American Discovery Trail that will run from the Henlopen State Park in Delaware on the Atlantic Ocean to Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean. The Piney Orchard Nature Preserve is located at 5 Maryland 2, Pasadena, and is open 24 hours a day.
National Cryptologic Museum
The National Cryptologic Museum opened to the public in December 1993 and is operated by the National Security Agency. It features the cryptological history of the NSA and the United States. It relates the stories of some of the most important moments in the history of codebreaking in our country, and the stories of the people and techniques involved in codemaking and codebreaking. Machines and other artifacts are on display. It is the only museum of its kind. Next to the museum at the National Vigilance Park are two reconnaissance planes. The RU-8D was used by the Army Airborne Signal Intelligence during the Vietnam War. The C-130 commemorates an Air Force aircraft from the Cold War that was shot down over Soviet Armenia. The National Cryptologic Museum is located next to the NSA Headquarters at Fort Meade at 8290 Colony Seven Road, Annapolis Junction, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. The NSA Civilian Welfare Fund Gift Shop at the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3:30 pm and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
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