If I ask you, “What was the first planned community in Maryland?” more than likely the first place that comes to your mind is: Columbia. Residents began moving into Columbia’s 10 villages in 1967. But, there is a planned community that predates Columbia. People began calling Crofton home in 1964.
The Anne Arundel County town is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. With us talk about its origins is Joseph L. Browne, author of "From Sotweed to Suburbia: A History of The Crofton, Maryland Area 1660s-1960s."
On Saturday afternoon Browne will host a talk at Linthicum Walks. It’s part of Crofton’s 50th anniversary celebration.