Parkville, MD – Baltimore County
Parkville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
An annual Czech and Slovak Heritage Festival is held in Parkville to celebrate the Czech and Slovak heritage of Baltimore.
In 1874, a prominent Baltimore surveyor, Simon Jonas Martenet, purchased “35 acres and two rods of land, more or less” at a trustee’s sale. He then advertised residential sites as “one of the healthiest and pleasantest locations near Baltimore”. The land was named Parkville for a plot of land which Martenet donated to the people with the stipulation that it always remain a park. The designated 360 ft. park area is still located in the center of present day Taylor Avenue between Oak and Chestnut Avenues. Parkville extended from what is now Old Harford Road to Harford Road, and from Linwood Avenue to Linganore Avenue.