He claimed the area known today as Harbor East on the east bank of the Jones Falls stream, which flows south into Baltimore's Inner Harbor.In the early 1600s, the immediate Baltimore vicinity was sparsely populated, if at all, by Native Americans.
We know this because in 1683, the General Assembly passed "An Act for Advancement of Trade" to "establish towns, ports, and places of trade, within the province." One of the towns established by the act in Baltimore County was "on Bush River, on Town Land, near the Court-House." The court house on the Bush River referenced in the 1683 Act was in all likelihood the one created by the 1674 Act.
"Old Baltimore" was in existence as early as 1674, but we don't know with certainty what if anything happened on the site prior to that year.
Dating Matters was developed as a comprehensive public health approach to the primary prevention of teen dating violence.
The specific focus of Dating Matters on 11-14 year old youth in high risk urban communities was developed to stop dating violence before it begins.
After a decline in major manufacturing, industrialization and rail transportation, Baltimore shifted to a service-oriented economy, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital (founded 1889), and Johns Hopkins University (founded 1876), now the city's top two employers.