Towson tou´sən [key], uninc. city (1990 pop. 49,445), seat of Baltimore co., N Md., a residential and industrial suburb of Baltimore settled c.1750. An important suburban business and government center, the city has varied manufactures. It is the seat of Goucher College and Towson Univ. Nearby Hampton National Historic Site is a Georgian mansion (c.1790) with formal gardens.

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