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Where's George? Come find him!
George Ellicott, a member of Ellicott City's founding family, is returning to his old stomping grounds as Ellicott City's 250th anniversary draws near.
Look for George in town on October 24th, October 31st and November 8th on Main Street in Ellicott City.
12 - 4 pm
Please social distance and wear a mask 😊
George Ellicott was born in Bucks County Pennsylvania in 1760 to Ellicott City founding father Andrew Ellicott and his wife Elizabeth. George Ellicott married Elizabeth Brooke and together they had 7 children. George moved to Maryland as a teenage and assisted in surveying new roads early in the mill town's development. George Ellicott lived for forty years in a locally quarried granite house built on the east side of the Patapsco River. His home sat on the site of what is now the former Wilkins-Rogers flour mill. In 1972 the structure was flooded during Tropical Storm Agnes. While his brother Jonathan's adjacent home was destroyed, George's home remained enough intact to later be moved across the street in 1983 to where it still stands today in Oella at the corner of Frederick Road and Westchester Avenue. George Ellicott passed away in 1832 in Ellicott City.
Historic reenactor Steve Bilanow will bring George Ellicott back to life for EC250's "History Comes Alive" education promotion. Steve, a resident of Columbia, has been recreating George (the son of Ellicott City's founding father Andrew Ellicott) since 2009. He chose to portray George after volunteering at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum and participating in the museum's annual Colonial Market Fair.
EC250 anticipates more in town sightings of George, his relatives, and other historic figures relative to Ellicott City's history as the anniversary year approaches!
Find him and snap a photo, then share it on Facebook with #IfoundGeorgeinEC and tag @ec250 to enter to win a piece of history! All photos will be entered into a random drawing to win a beautiful, handmade keepsake bank featuring an original vintage post office box door from Ellicott City's old Main Street Post Office.
Visit ec250.com to stay up to date on all that's coming leading up to the big celebration!
"Where's George?" and future "History Comes Alive" appearances are sponsored by Patapsco Heritage Greenway and Ellicott City's Main Street Oriental Rugs business owner Mojan Bagha.