Introduction to Bel Air, Maryland
Bel Air History
In 1731, Daniel Scott was given a huge area of land which he named Scott's Old Fields. Since then, the area has been owned by the Scott family. In 1780, Aquilla Scott, Daniel's son, inherited a portion of land in the area and planned the present-day territory of Bel Air. By 1784, the territory witnessed a robust growth and was renamed Belle Aire. Around 1798, it was once again renamed Bel Air. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1874. Bel Air was selected to a seat on the county in 1782.
Bel Air and nearby Attractions
- Rocks State Park
- Hays House Museum
- Rockfield Manor
- Maryland Golf and Country Club
- Jerusalem Mills
Things To Do In Bel Air
Jerusalem Mills, Rockfield Manor, and Hays House Museum are located in the city. The Rocks State Park offers a number of recreational facilities. In addition, the area is home to several golf courses, such as the Maryland Golf and Country Club, Winters Run Golf Club, and Bren-Mer Golf Course. The city also celebrates the Harford County Farm Fair in July, the Chocolate Festival in March, and the Festival for the Arts in September.
Bel Air Transportation
The closest airport to the city is Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Bel Air Higher Education
Harford Community College, located in Bel Air, offers classes for higher education. The other nearby higher education schools are Morgan State University, and Towson University.