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Parkton, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Hereford High School, in 2004.
Hereford High School, in 2004.
Location within the state of Maryland
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Flag of Baltimore County, Maryland.png Baltimore
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21120
Area code(s) 410, 443, and 667

Parkton is an agrarian unincorporated area in the northern part of Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It borders southern York County, PA, and this border forms part of The Mason–Dixon line. The area is mostly agricultural in nature with corn, soy beans and other industrial use crops being the major plants grown.

About 6,600 people live within ZIP code 21120.

Notable events

It was the location for the filming of the movie Guarding Tess (1994).

Maryland State Police weigh and inspection facility located in Parkton (off I-83 southbound).

The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail that passes through Parkton used to be the Northern Central Railway that Abraham Lincoln once traveled to Baltimore.



  • I-83
  • MD 45


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Parkton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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