Mays Chapel, Maryland

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Mays Chapel is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 11,427 at the 2000 census.

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History

Mays Chapel Village was developed in the 1970s. The property was originally a large farm known as Mayfair, whose 1812 stone house remains overlooking Greenpoint Road near its intersection with Avebury Road. The land originally belonged to Thomas Cockey Deye, and was the home of Frederick Price and Penelope Deye Owings Price. Penelope Price was later remarried, taking the surname Goodwin. The 1850 Baltimore County Atlas confirms Mrs. Goodwin's residency in the dwelling. Upon her death in 1875, the property passed to her heirs, first to Eliza Goodwin and then Charles E.R. Goodwin. In 1904, the property finally passed out of the family upon its conveyance to Fairfax S. Landstreet from then-owner Edward G. Cherbonnier. The original road leading from York Road was called Landstreet Road, and while this is now cut off by Interstate 83, the lot on which the 1812 house stands is still listed as being on Landstreet Road. The farmland was sold for development in the 1970s, and Mays Chapel Village was named for a nearby mid-19th century church.

Geography

Mays Chapel is located at 39°26′1″N 76°38′59″W / 39.43361°N 76.64972°W / 39.43361; -76.64972 (39.433708, -76.649694)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,427 people, 4,675 households, and 3,225 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,045.4 people per square mile (1,176.5/km²). There were 4,762 housing units at an average density of 1,269.1/sq mi (490.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.85% White, 0.86% African American, 0.04% Native American, 6.96% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

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