The name 'Pigtowne' dates back to the 1800's when the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad released its cargo of pigs to run through Ostend and Cross streets enroute to slaughterhouses in South Baltimore. Washington Village is the urban renewal name designated by the City of Baltimore. The community housed many of the railroad workers from the B&O.
Pigtown's rich history includes such sites as the B&O Railroad Museum, the Mount Clare Mansion, as well as old-fashioned manufacturing companies. There are approximately 2,740 homes in this friendly community. The neighborhood encompasses the Roundhouse Square, Mt. Clare and Barre Circle communities.
The neighborhood is located on bus lines 11 and 31 and provides easy access to MARC trains via Camden Station as well as to Interstate highways 395, 95, 295, and 695. Washington Village/Pigtown offers two shopping plazas and a small commercial strip along Washington Boulevard. We are proud to be part of the federally designated Empowerment Zone and home to WPNPC, the Washington Village/Pigtown Neighborhood Planning Council "Village Center".