The town of Bel Air is the county seat of Harford County, Maryland. According to the 2010 United States Census the population of the town was 10,120, and its identity has gone through several incarnations since 1780. Aquilla Scott, who had inherited land known as “Scott’s Improvement Enlarged,” planned the town on a portion that he called “Scott’s Old Fields.” Four years later, the town had expanded as local politicians, merchants, and innkeepers purchased lots from Scott, and the county commissioners decided to change its name to the more appealing “Belle Aire.” In his deeds, Scott dropped one letter, renaming the town, “Bell Aire.” Around 1798, court records dropped two more letters, and “Bel Air” was born.
Renewal Is In The Air
Our July 2018 Winners for the free wedding service are Christina and Keith, from Bel Air, MD. They will be renewing their vows after 18 years of marriage. The town’s penchant for rebranding and reinventing itself probably doesnt explain why our new winners are looking to renewal their vows, but it makes for a great story. Read more →