Hickory Ridge, Columbia, Maryland
Hickory Ridge is one of the 10 villages in Columbia, Maryland, located to the west of the Town Center. It was first occupied in 1974. Neighborhoods in the village are Hawthorn, Clary's Forest, and Clemens Crossing. The name Hickory Ridge comes from the original name of the tract of land it occupies.
Clary's Forest is named after the original land owner John Clary (1734). Streets in Clary's Forest are based on the work of William Carlos Williams. Hawthorn is the name of an Amy Lowell poem. The street names come from her work. Clemens Crossing is named after American author Mark Twain, otherwise known as Samuel Clemens, and the street names come from Clemens' work.
The land surrounding Sierra Villas Condominiums and Barnside Condominiums in Clary's Forest originally belonged to the Kahler family farm. The farm's silo remains in the condominium property.
The Village Center, opened in 1992, has a Giant Food grocery store, bank, restaurants, a gas station, and other establishments. Howard County General Hospital is located in Hickory Ridge, at the intersection of Little Patuxent Parkway and Cedar Lane.
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