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Craig Goddard
Goddard, Maryland
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2006-10-13 15:36:01

hi, my names craig goddard from england and im just woundering how ur city got its name?

Jessup, Maryland
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2006-10-19 10:40:53

The town began as Jessup's Cut, a post village in Howard County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The name is generally attributed to Jonathan Jessup, a civil engineer who worked on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The name was shortened in 1863.

Since the mid-19th century, the area has been home to various penal institutions. Inmates today still refer to these jails as "the cut," probably unaware of the origin of the name.

I was curious as well, Craig :)

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