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Swansfield is part of the village of Harper's Choice which was created by James Rouse. This neighborhood was founded in 1967. It is located in Harper's Choice in western Columbia, Maryland. Before this land was residential, it, along with the rest of Harper's Choice, was all farmland called Jericho that was owned by Robert Carrol. James Rouse built Harper's Choice to create a place where people feel togetherness. In fact, the Rouse company created and organized the whole Columbia.

Swanfield Name

The neighborhood of Swansfield was named after a painting by, James McNeill Whistler, called, The Swan which was painted in 1872.
The street names derive from the works of Winslow Homer. Homer was a print maker and an American landscape painter. He is best known for his marine subjects and is referred to as one of the foremost painters in 19th century America. Homer actually taught himself to paint and be artistic. He was born on February 24, 1836 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was first taught watercolor art by his mother. homer completed many extravagant pieces of art. He died on September 29, 1910


Iron Crown-Wreck of the Iron Crown was a oil painting by Winslow Homer.
Harvest Scene-The Last Days of Harvest was an oil on canvas painting by Winslow Homer.
Two Ships-This street name derived from Two Schooners, by Winslow Homer. (a schooner is a type of ship)
8 Bells-The painting,8 Bells was an oil on canvas painting by Winslow Homer
Young Tree-This derived from Swinging on a Birch Tree which is a picture of two young boys on a tree.

Geographic Size

Swansfield is in the village of Harper's Choice along with two other neighborhoods and is located in western Columbia Maryland. It's latitude and longitude levels are 39.21639 north-76.89222 west and it is 440 feet above sea level.

Special Features

A few special features that Swansfield has are the Bain Center, the athletic club, an elementary school, and a park and pool. The Bain Center is a senior center that opened in 1983 and was named after Florence Bain. The athletic club includes a miniature golf course, a skate park, and batting cages.