Churchville, Maryland

Churchville is an unincorporated community in Harford County, Maryland, located between the county seat, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, where the Aberdeen Proving Ground is located.


The population of the area is 2,818.

History and Lower Cross Roads

Because it links Bel Air and Aberdeen (and indirectly, the only other incorporated town in Harford County, Havre de Grace), Churchville was once known in colonial times as Lower Cross Roads. The town has agricultural origins and is known for its many picturesque churches, particularly Churchville Presbyterian Church, at the center of town and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Churchville was once home to the Archers, a prominent family in Maryland and United States History. Their home, Medical Hall, still stands in Churchville, and several of the Archer family are buried in the cemetery at Churchville Presbyterian Church.

Churchville is home to the champion Little-leaf Linden of Maryland, which made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in 2018. It is the largest known tree of its species in the country.[1]

Best Endeavor, Church of the Holy Trinity, Churchville Presbyterian Church, Finney Houses Historic District, Medical Hall Historic District, and Webster's Forest are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Notable people

Schools and services

  • Churchville Elementary School - 2935 Level Road, Churchville
  • Level Vol. Fire Hall


  1. "Littleleaf Linden of Churchville, MD". American Forests CHAMPION TREE NATIONAL REGISTER. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1963.

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