Hollifield Elementary suggested as school name

August 26, 1996|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Howard County's new elementary school in Ellicott City likely will be named Hollifield Elementary School, school officials announced last week.

Hollifield Elementary was the name recommended to the Howard school board Thursday night by a committee of parents, school officials and community members for the school being built off Rogers Avenue.

The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed name Sept. 24 and vote on it Oct. 10.

Hollifield refers to William Hollifield, who purchased a 66-acre farm overlooking the Patapsco River in 1840, school officials said.

Hollifield built a home on the land in 1866 to replace one destroyed by a flood and called it Hollifield House, and the B&O Railroad built a station nearby and called it Hollifield Station. The now-unoccupied home is still at its original location.

Other names considered by the committee included Alberton, Daniels Mill, Carrollton, Doughregan and Patapsco Valley.

The $7.3 million school is scheduled to open in fall 1997 and have a capacity of 564 students.

Pub Date: 8/26/96

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