Baltimore Food History Map


Ever since Baltimore was founded in 1729, it has had a strong food processing and distribution industry. Its location in the middle of the east coast, on a harbor, and farther inland than other east coast ports makes it an ideal location for accepting raw products, processing them, and distributing them across the United States and around the world. This historical map/timeline of Baltimore shows the development of the city’s rich food-related industries, as well as the departure of many of these industries from the city in the last three decades. Understanding Baltimore’s past offers fascinating insight into the character of its neighborhoods and communities today.