The town is nestled in the southeastern face of Hawks Mountain. Baltimore consists of approximately 3,000 acres of woodland, pasture, homes, and rural farms. Currently it only has dirt roads, with one main road called Baltimore Road. The land is a mix of open pastures, woodland, and residential development.
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The old one room school house built in 1894 was used as a school until it was closed in 1988. Today the building serves as the Baltimore Town Office and it is the only public building in town.
Agriculture, farming, logging, and mining are also typical types of enterprises in Baltimore. Over the years, farming and forestry have played an important role in Baltimore’s land use and local economy. The town also supports and encourages many home-based businesses such as Maple Sugar Houses. The sap from the Sugar Maples is boiled down to make maple syrup, an important source of food, income, and identity to many of the residents of Baltimore. Farms also provide open space and the rural atmosphere that people enjoy about the town. Baltimore primarily serves as a residential community relying on the commerce and industry of surrounding towns.
There is ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in Baltimore. A number of residents enjoy hunting and take part in whitetail deer & turkey hunting seasons. Hiking, biking, horse riding, and walking can be done on town roads or trails located throughout the town. Snowmobiles are also popular during the winter months.
There are a number of homes in Baltimore that were built in the 1800s. Currently, the Loomis House is the only structure in Baltimore listed on the State Register of Historic Places. This building is built with the Snecked Ashlar construction technique, a form of stone masonry believed to have been brought to the area by masons from Scotland in the 1800s.
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