Dorsey's Search is one of ten villages comprising Columbia, Maryland, USA, and was occupied starting in 1980. 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.
Dorsey Hall was named after the Dorsey Hall Manor House, 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 a former golf course (Allview Golf Course), and so is named after a golfing term, fairway.
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.
The poem "Musa" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. provides the name for Linden Hall.
Fairway Hills Golf Club is an 18-hole par 70 golf course with Bermuda grass fairways, located in the neighborhood of Fairway Hills. It opened in 1995.
There is one outdoor pool, in Dorsey Hall.
- Mitchell, Joseph Rocco. New City Upon a Hill:A History of Columbia, Maryland (2007), The History Press, ISBN 1-59629-067-6
- ^ a b c Mitchell, p. 130
- ^ a b c Village history, dorseyssearch.columbiavillages.org, accessed May 28, 2009
- ^ Map, columbiavillages.org
- ^ a b Kellner, Barbara. "How the Streets of DORSEY'S SEARCH were Named", columbiamaryland.com, accessed May 28, 2009
- ^ Store listing at Dorsey's Search village center, columbiavillagecenters.com, accessed May 28, 2009
- ^ Golf at Fairway Hills, columbiagolf.net, accessed May 28, 2009
- ^ Golf information, p. 8, columbiaassociation.org, accessed May 28, 2009
- ^ Information about golf course, golflink.com, accessed May 28, 2009
- ^ "Outdoor Pools", columbiaassociation.net, accessed May 30, 2009
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Coordinates: 39°14′25″N 76°50′48″W / 39.24028°N 76.84667°W