Mount Winans, Baltimore

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Mount Winans
Urban Neighborhood
The CSX rail yard through Mt. Winans
The CSX rail yard through Mt. Winans
Mount Winans is located in Baltimore
Mount Winans
Mount Winans
Coordinates: 39°15′43″N 76°38′40″W / 39.26194°N 76.64444°W / 39.26194; -76.64444Coordinates: 39°15′43″N 76°38′40″W / 39.26194°N 76.64444°W / 39.26194; -76.64444
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
 • Total .114 sq mi (0.30 km2)
 • Land .114 sq mi (0.30 km2)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 1,023
 • Density 9,000/sq mi (3,500/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21230
Area code 410 and 443

Mt. Winans is a mixed use residential, commercial and industrial neighborhood in southwest Baltimore, Maryland. Its north, south and east boundaries are marked by the CSX Railroad. Hollins Ferry Road draws its west boundary.

The neighborhood was named after Ross Winans, an inventor of railway steam engines.[2]


The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the oldest common carrier railroad in the United States, built its original main line through Mt. Winans in 1828 to 1829.[3] Additional tracks to reach the new Camden Station were built through the area in 1868.[4] The rail lines are currently owned by CSX and operated as its Baltimore Terminal Subdivision.

The neighborhood began as a tiny village, established on the west side of Hollins Ferry Road in 1869-1870, known as Hullsville. In 1871, the Sharp Street Methodist Church purchased a lot in Hullsville for the Mount Auburn Cemetery. A small chapel was built on the lot in 1876, originally known as the Sharp Street Mission, later renamed the Mount Winans United Methodist Church.[5]

Ross Winans purchased a portion of the 2,368 acre Mount Clare estate, originally owned by Dr. Charles Carroll, in the 1860s. After building streets, orchards, greenhouses, and a railroad station on the property, Winans began selling lots in the new community of Mount Winans in the 1880s. Many of the original houses and orchards in Mount Winans were destroyed by a fire on April 3, 1905.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Winands neighborhood" Retrieved 2010-10-13.
  2. ^ Thomas G. Rolston (2004). Fifty Years Before Crack, p. 14. Publishing. ISBN 1-58939-501-8.
  3. ^ Harwood, Jr., Herbert H. (1979). Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Barnard, Roberts. p. 18. ISBN 0-934118-17-5. 
  4. ^ Lane, H.A. (1910). "The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Stations at Philadelphia and Baltimore". Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering Association 11. p. 1271. 
  5. ^ "Journey through the history of Mt. Winans United Methodist Church". Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  6. ^ "Ross Winans." Friends of Orianda House. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  7. ^ Bob Luke (2009). The Baltimore Elite Giants, p. 151. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-9116-8.