Apartments for Rent in Cockeysville, MD(show city information)
Cockeysville is located just north of Baltimore, Maryland, along Interstate 83 and York Road. It is bordered on the east by the Loch Raven Reservoir, on the south by Lutherville-Timonium, and on the west by Mays Chapel. Cockeysville covers an area of a little more than 11 square miles.
Cockeysville was named after the Cockey family, who helped establish the town in 1725 at Taylor’s Hall, an area now just north of Padonia Road. Joshua Frederick Cockey built a home and a hotel in what would become the village of Cockeysville. His son, Judge Joshua F. Cockey, was a lifelong resident in the village and built the train station; his grandson, Joshua F. Cockey III, founded the National Bank of Cockeysville.
President Abraham Lincoln traveled through Cockeysville on his way to Gettysburg to deliver the Gettysburg Address in 1863. Less than two years later, Lincoln’s funeral train passed through Cockeysville again, on its way from Washington, DC to his final resting place in Illinois.
Located within the Cockeysville community is Hunt Valley, an affluent unincorporated community along Highway 145 off Interstate 83. Hunt Valley hosts a number of businesses such as Sinclair Broadcast Group, McCormick & Company, AAI Corporation, TESSCO Technologies, and KCI Technologies, and is home to a satellite campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. The Hunt Valley Inn is the most popular hotel in Maryland for Science fiction conventions and hosts Balticon, Horrorfind and other theme-related conventions.
The Grand Lodge of Maryland, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons is located in Cockeysville and includes a castle-like structure called Bonnie Blink, or “Beautiful View” in Scottish, which serves as a Masonic retirement home. The Grand Lodge Museum’s artifacts include the desk on which George Washington resigned his commission prior to becoming President; a rare, 1482 Latin Bible; and some jewels and regalia from Maryland’s past Grand Masters.
Hunt Valley is the northern terminus of the Light Rail line, and is also served by the Route 9 bus. Schools in Cockeysville include Padonia International Elementary, Warren Elementary School, Cockeysville Middle School and Dulaney High School.