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Dorsey's Search, Columbia, Maryland

Dorsey's Search
Village
Country United States
State Maryland
City Columbia
Established 1980
Named for Land owned by John Dorsey
Villages of Columbia

Dorsey's Search is a parcel of land [2] John Dorsey's grandson, "Patuxent" John Dorsey of "Dorsey's Search" built Dorsey Hall at the site.

Dorsey's Search Village

Dorsey's Search is one of ten villages comprising Columbia, Maryland, USA, named after the land tract with a 2014 population of 7,500. Early land purchases and rezoning included Howard County Board of Trade member J Frank Gwynn's farm along Font Hill in 1955 by the Development and Investment Corporation of Maryland.[3] The 715-acre parcel of land was purchased by the Howard Research and Development subsidiary of the Rouse Company in 1968 from the Gudelsky family that sought to rezone the area for high-rise apartments in the 1960s. The "Mandel" site was proposed to be a "Central Park" for Columbia featuring a high school, county office buildings, and a replacement for the Carr's Mill Landfill in 1974.[4][5] In 1969, the County attempted to purchase by condemnation, the land occupying Centennial Park from a company run by the land speculator Joel Kline for $3,180 an acre. Kline was later indicted for real estate fraud that was linked to local politicians up to Spiro Agnew who was forced to resign. The County eventually bought the Centennial lake parkland from Kline's creditors at nearly twice the cost.[6] Dorsey's Search was occupied starting in 1980.[7] In 1999 the village manager was indicted for embezzling $121,000 of village funds.[8] The current population is approximately 7,500. The village has two neighborhoods: Dorsey Hall and Fairway Hills. It is the northernmost Columbia village, with part of the village lying north of Maryland Route 108.[9][10]

The village is the location of Dorsey Hall which was named after the local Dorsey Hall Manor House and former slave plantation, built in the 18th century. The village's street names are based on the works of American author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Fairway Hills occupies the site of the former Allview golf course, closed in 1985 for subdivision.[11][7][9][12]

Services

Dorsey's Search Village Center opened in 1989, and has a community center, Linden Hall, as well as a grocery store, restaurants, and other retail establishments.[7][9][13]

The poem "Musa" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. provides the name for Linden Hall.[12]

Fairway Hills Golf Club is an 18-hole par 70 golf course with Bermuda grass fairways,[14] located in the neighborhood of Fairway Hills.[15] It opened in 1995.[16]

There is one outdoor pool, in Dorsey Hall.[17]

See Also

Notes

  • Mitchell, Joseph Rocco. New City Upon a Hill:A History of Columbia, Maryland (2007), The History Press, ISBN 1-59629-067-6

References

  1. ^ William Theophilus Brantly (1883). Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals Volumes 9–10. M. Curlander. p. 215. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Joshua Dorsey Warfield (1905). The founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock. p. 395. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zoning Change Approved". The Times. 31 March 1965. 
  4. ^ "Columbia Eyed for Central Park". The Washington Post. March 23, 1973. 
  5. ^ Micheal J. Clark (8 December 1976). "Howard's first-choice landfill site gets a low rating from task force". The Baltimore Sun. 
  6. ^ "Howard County Seeks To Buy Land Kline Owns". The Washington Post. February 20, 1975. 
  7. ^ a b c Mitchell, p. 130
  8. ^ Del Quinten Webber (7 May 1999). "Former Village manager in Columbia indicted". The Baltimore Sun. 
  9. ^ a b c Village history, dorseyssearch.columbiavillages.org, accessed May 28, 2009
  10. ^ Map, columbiavillages.org
  11. ^ Erik Nelson (January 22, 1992). "Town House Development Receives Board's Approval Plans Call For 52 Homes In Dorsey's Search". The Baltimore Sun. 
  12. ^ a b Kellner, Barbara. "How the Streets of DORSEY'S SEARCH were Named", columbiamaryland.com, accessed May 28, 2009
  13. ^ Store listing at Dorsey's Search village center, columbiavillagecenters.com, accessed May 28, 2009
  14. ^ Golf at Fairway Hills, columbiagolf.net, accessed May 28, 2009
  15. ^ Golf information, p. 8, columbiaassociation.org, accessed May 28, 2009
  16. ^ Information about golf course, golflink.com, accessed May 28, 2009
  17. ^ "Outdoor Pools", columbiaassociation.net, accessed May 30, 2009

External links

  • Official site
  • Dorsey's Search Village Center

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