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Glen Burnie, MD

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Getting Around in Glen Burnie, MD

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The average commuter time in Glen Burnie is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.97%
  • 17.1%
  • 2.7%

Suburban History

The area known today as Glen Burnie began in 1812 as Glennsburne. District Attorney Elias Glenn named it this after establishing a county seat in the area. The property made its way along Glenn's descendants as time went on, changing from Glennsburne to Glennsbourne Farm to eventually Glenburnie. Before the name officially became Glen Burnie, it was even known as Tracey's Station after a local postmaster. Elias Glenn's grandson merged the property with his mining and manufacturing company in 1854, leading to the eventual gain of a large amount of land in the area. In 1888, Glenburnie was officially recognized as a state subdivision. The switch to Glen Burnie came in 1930 when it was changed by postmaster Louis DeAlba.

Education in Glen Bur

One of the first schools built in Glen Burnie came in 1899 by the name of First Avenue Elementary. Since then, the area has seen much in the development of its educational system and institutions. Glen Burnie is home to twelve reputable elementary schools, including George T. Cromwell Elementary and Richard Henry Lee Elementary, both of which have received recognition for their high levels of academic excellence. There are four middle schools and three high schools, including Old Mill Middle School, Marley Middle, and Glen Burnie High School. The suburb is also home to Monarch Academy. Whether you choose public or private schools, your children are sure to receive a world-class education in Glen Burnie.