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Asylum, Maryland

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Welcome to Asylum ...

So far, we have found very little information about Asylum. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Asylum to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Asylum, please Contact Us.

Asylum would have been located within present day Baltimore County.

The location of Asylum has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Asylum is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Asylum was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Asylum would have been located in the (410) area code.

Communities near Asylum ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Asylum and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Baltimore   [Map]   611,648   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brookeville   [Map]   139   W   18 miles [29 km]
Daniels - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Gwynn Oak   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,906   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Asylum.

Communities Also Named Asylum ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Asylum - they are located in California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Asylum.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Asylum. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Asylum. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Asylum.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Asylum:

Websites for Asylum ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Asylum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Asylum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Asylum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asylum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2671, Longitude: -76.7247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Asylum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Asylum.

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