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Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. Locust Point is noted as being the home to Fort McHenry. It has also served as one of the centers of Baltimore's Polish American, Irish-American and Italian American communities. Sporting wear firm Under Armour makes its home in one of the many of newly rehabbed warehouses that line the waterfront of Locust Point. Advertising.com also calls Tide Point home in Locust Point. Peninsula A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... Baltimore skyline at night Motto: BELIEVE (formerly The City That Reads) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 30 July 1729 1797  County Independent city Mayor Martin J. OMalley (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 349. ... Fort McHenry looking towards the position of the British ships (with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the distance on the upper left) and with the Civil War-era guns in the foreground Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Fort McHenry is a star fort best known for its role in the... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... Polish-American refers to American citizens of Polish descent. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Under Armour is a brand of clothing designed for use in sports. ...

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