Baltimore County surrounds (but does not include) the City of Baltimore, in Central Maryland. It is a very populous county, filled with independent suburbs of Baltimore, whose populations surged during the white flight of the 1960s from the city in the face of desegregation and the riots of 1968.
Cities and Towns
The Jones Falls Expy is the principal route into the county, coming south from downtown Baltimore.
The Baltimore Beltway, I-695, is the principal route connecting the various suburbs of Baltimore County.