Pikesville is a census-designated place bordering the northwest corner of the City of Baltimore. The Pikesville Post Office is located at 1325 Bedford Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21282.
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Pikesville as described in 1881 
Pikesville is situated on the Reisterstown turnpike, eight miles from Baltimore and one mile from Pikesville Station of the Western Maryland Railroad. The cars of the Baltimore and Pikesville Horse Railway run to the village. The population is about 175. The location is admirable for residences, and the land is fertile. Pikesville was a military post, the United States arsenal established in 1819 being now in charge of the State, to who it was given by the government. With one or two exceptions, all of the houses are built of brick and painted yellow. Mount Hope Retreat, an institution for the insane, conducted by the Sisters of Charity, under the supervision of Drs. Stokes and Thompson, is within 2 miles of the village. There are one Methodist Episcopal church, one Protestant Episcopal, a Baptist and a Catholic, several public schools, a Catholic parochial school and a private academy of high repute.