ABOUT HARFORD’S SOUTHERN COUNTY
We welcome you to Harford’s “Southern County.” We take great pride in our communities - many of them based on the water’s edge of the Bush River and Chesapeake Bay, where families enjoy numerous water sports and recreational facilities. The Aberdeen Proving Ground/Edgewood Area is known as the "Global Leader in Chemical and Biological Research and Technology" attracting the high tech businesses and skilled workers responsible for guiding our nation in the development of defense programs.
Located near Interstate I-95 and the historic Route 40 corridor, Harford’s Southern County is attracting new businesses to its Enterprise Zone - designated by the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development. Through innovative programs, our Southern County is proving itself to be a progressive community where technology and entrepreneurial spirit is not only growing . . . but thriving.
Harford’s Southern County offers both suburban and rural lifestyles with a variety of housing and shopping opportunities to meet any personal need. We embrace our diverse population of people living and working here and invite you to come see what makes us special.
COMMUNITIES IN OUR SOUTHERN COUNTY
WALKING THROUGH OUR Southern Hospitality!
In September of 2009, George Throop (pronounced ‘troop’) of Vancouver, Washington started walking… and he hasn’t stopped since.
He began his multi-year ‘Walk of Inspiration Across America’ to promote a healthy lifestyle and to encourage people to walk – even if it’s just 20 minutes a day.
“Walking is good for the body. It’s free. There’s no training needed,” he said.
Images of Edgewood
All it took was a simple question from one grandfather to another: Do our grandchildren know the history of their hometown?
Four years, thousands of photos, dozens of interviews, and an earful of stories later, Edgewood resident Art Stuempfle, his daughter-in-law Amy, and her father Joseph Murray penned the book Edgewood, part of the popular series Images of America, published by Arcadia Publishing.
Harford’s “Southern County Magaine, produced quarterly by Southern County Publishing, is designed to help promote the areas of Edgewood, APG-Edgewood Area, Abingdon, Joppa Town, Joppa, Belcamp and Bush River - to share in the wonderful sense of community one finds here. We are proud to be Harford's "Southern County!"