Lutherville – Timonium Homes

The Maryland Gazeteer for 1906 says that Lutherville was a “station on the North Central Railway, situated in Baltimore County, 2 ½ miles northwest of Towson Court House, the location of the nearest bank, and 10 [miles] north of Baltimore. Population, 600. Stage to Towson four times a day.” The town had been started in 1852 by two Lutheran ministers, Drs. John Kurtz and John Morris, and Charles Morris, Dr. Morris’ brother and a Lutheran layman from York, Pennsylvania. The land they bought in 1851 had originally been a part of Mr. Charles Ridgely’s Hampton estate. Dr. Morris built his home, the first in Lutherville, in 1852. “Oak Grove” was owned by his descendants for over 100 years and some live in the village today. (Info courtesy of BCPL.)

Located in the Piedmont region of the United States, Lutherville is located 14 miles north of Baltimore City, which is easily accessed via York Road/MD Route 45, or I-83 North. It is a convenient location for many who prefer quiet suburban living, with spacious surroundings and access to nature and hiking trails, while having access to the benefits that a major metropolitan city like Baltimore offers. Timonium lies just north, while I-83 borders it on the west, with Towson to the south and Hampton to the east.


Timonium, as legend goes, is named after the Timonium Mansion that once stood at the corner of West Timomium and York Roads. Originally called Bellefield Mansion, it was renamed by Sarah Buchanan after the death of her friend, Cassandra Van Pradelles, who was kidnapped by pirates and made to walk the plank; this pirate was possibly the infamous Jean Lafitte. The name was chosen either after Shakespeare’s melancholy philosopher, Timon of Athens; or after the Timonium tower built by Marc Antony.

Located 14 miles north of Baltimore City, Timonium is conveniently situated just north of Towson and and is just outside of the I-695, the Baltimore Beltway, along York Road/MD Route 45. With quiet suburban living, access to nature and hiking trails is also easily reached. Baltimore City and its attractions and entertainment offerings are not too far away and can be reached via I-83. Timonium is bordered by Cockeysville to its north, Lutherville to the south, Loch Raven Reservoir to the east and I-83 to the west.