Ilchester Landing Homeowners’ Association, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation that provides support for the community of homes located on Ilchester Point Court and Woodshire Garth in Ellicott City, Maryland.This site provides resident members with useful information concerning the Ilchester Landing Homeowners’ Association, Inc. and links to the Ellicott City community.

Originally located about 2 miles southeast of Ellicott City along the Patapsco River, Ilchester was settled by the Ellicott family (John, Andrew, and Joseph Ellicott) in the late 18th century. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) was built up the Patapsco River valley through Ilchester in 1830 (see Old Main Line Subdivision), and George Ellicott, Jr. (grandson of Andrew) built a tavern along the railroad. Ilchester did not become a major stop for the B&O, and the tavern was unsuccessful. Ellicott sold the tavern to a Redemptorist church order in 1866.

The church used the Ellicott estate to start a college, initially called Mount Saint Clemens when it opened in 1868. Several additions to the original building were made, and a chapel was constructed. In 1882 it was renamed Saint Mary’s College. In 1893 the chapel was established as a parish church dedicated to “Our Lady of Perpetual Help”. The parish moved the church to a nearby facility in the 1950s. Enrollment at the college declined, and the college was closed in 1972. The State of Maryland purchased a portion of the campus in 1987 and added the land to adjacent Patapsco Valley State Park.

It is situated in Howard County, Maryland, between Ellicott City to the northwest and Elkridge to the southeast. Columbia is to the southwest. The Patapsco River forms the northeast boundary of the community and serves as the county line, with Baltimore County and the community of Catonsville across the river.

The original mill community of Ilchester is located along the Patapsco River at the junction of Ilchester Road and Bonnie Branch Road. However, the current Community Development Plan (CDP) extends southwest to include the suburban terrain of Howard County outside of the Patapsco River valley. Maryland Route 103, Montgomery Road, is the main local road through the CDP. Maryland Route 100 is a freeway that runs through the southern part of Ilchester, serving the community at Exit 4 with Montgomery Road. To the south, Route 100 intersects with Interstate 95, which forms the southeastern boundary of the Ilchester Community Development Plan.

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Ilchester Landing Homeowners Association, Inc. | P.O. Box 1297 | Ellicott City, Maryland 21041