Upperco, Maryland
Upperco, Maryland is located in Maryland
Upperco, Maryland
Upperco, Maryland
Location within the State of Maryland
Upperco, Maryland is located in the United States
Upperco, Maryland
Upperco, Maryland
Upperco, Maryland (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°33′46″N 76°50′07″W / 39.56278°N 76.83528°W / 39.56278; -76.83528
Country United States
State Maryland
County Baltimore
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)410,443 and 667

Upperco (formerly known as Arcadia) is an unincorporated community in Baltimore and Carroll counties, Maryland, United States.[2] The population as of the 2000 census for zip code 21155, part of which covers Upperco, was 2349.[3] It is adjacent to Maryland Route 30, between the much larger towns of Reistertown and Hampstead.

The community's fairground is home to several annual public events, such as shows held by the Maryland Steam Historical Society—featuring steam engines, antique cars, tractor pulls, and a flea market—and fundraising events for the local volunteer fire company, including a demolition derby, bluegrass music festival, and yuletide village.[4]

In 2017, the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company was consolidated with the Boring Volunteer Fire Company of Boring, Maryland, located two miles away, due to both companies struggling to fully staff their operations. Now known as the Upperco Voluntary Fire Company, members began operating out of the old Arcadia location, pending the construction of a new facility at a nearby location.[5] The U.V.F.C. broke ground on the new facility in July 2021, with a budget of $8 million.[6]

An Upperco Volunteer Fire Company fire engine.

Notable persons

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  1. ^ "Upperco ZIP Code". zipdatamaps.com. 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  2. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Upperco (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. January 29, 2009.
  3. ^ "21155". Zipskinny. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Upperco Volunteer Fire Company History". uppercovfc.org. Upperco Volunteer Fire Company. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  5. ^ Elbin, Michel (August 18, 2017). "Boring and Arcadia unite to form Upperco Volunteer Fire Company". baltimoresun.com. Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  6. ^ "Upperco Volunteer Fire Company breaks ground on a new station". foxbaltimore.com. Fox 45. July 24, 2021. Retrieved May 25, 2023.
  7. ^ "Ben Carson's house: A homage to himself – in pictures". The Guardian. November 7, 2015.