Located just 18 miles north of Baltimore City in Baltimore County, Cockeysville was named after the Cockey family that established the town. Cockeysville was the scene of some Civil War activity. Confederate soldiers pushed into the Baltimore area, intending to cut off the city and Washington from the north. On July 10, 1864, Confederate cavalry under General Bradley T. Johnson entered Cockeysville, destroying telegraph lines and track along the Northern Central Railway. They also burned the first bridge over the Gunpowder Falls, just beyond nearby Ashland. (Wikipedia)
It is home to Warren Elementary, Cockeysville Middle School, Dulaney High School and the Historical Society of Baltimore County.