Sparks, Maryland is a suburb of Baltimore County found about 20 minutes above Baltimore City. Sparks was created when, in 1835, the Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad built a railroad track running through Baltimore County and alongside the property of the Sparks family. The railroad named the railroad switch in that area after the Sparks family and shortly after, the locals began referring to the whole location as “Sparks’ Switch”.
After his death, Abraham Lincoln’s body was transported through Sparks on the railroad. It came from Washington, D.C. where he was assassinated and was carried to Illinois where he would be buried. Interestingly, Sparks is also home to the Milton Academy, a private boarding school for boys in which John Wilkes Booth was an attendee.
The area grew in recognition when it became the center for a creamery operation where milk was separated, and the cream was shipped to Baltimore. The area began to grow, and eventually locals simply began referring to it as “Sparks”.
A tidal inlet called Gunpowder River runs through the suburb of Sparks on the Western side of the Chesapeake Bay. The North Central Railroad Hike-Bike Trail runs through Sparks and along Gunpowder River, providing beautiful hiking sites for those that want to enjoy site-seeing in nature.
For the adults, the Basignani Winery is a much-loved stop in Sparks. They offer wine tastings as well as events such as trivia night, live music, and Christmas events. They also have a Café that is open on Friday nights where you can pair food with your wine.
There are many places in Sparks, MD that you can visit to help relieve some of your stress while your pet is being treated. We are proud to treat this community and promise to care for your pet with all the love and respect they deserve. We know that a visit to an emergency hospital is always a stressful time for both you and your pet. We strive to provide you with the best experience and care to alleviate that stress and get your pet back to feeling like themselves