Glenelg is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is the home town of Glenelg High School and Glenelg Country School. Although quite rural, it is a high-income area. John Dorsey, who was one of the first settlers in what is now Howard County and a prominent man, gave land to his daughter Sarah Dorsey Howard and her husband Henry Howard out in the western part of the county (which is now Glenelg) in 1735. The property was called Howard’s Resolution. On this land, Ephraim Howard, son of Sara and Henry, built a house on the property in the middle or late 18th century. Although historically not a true manor house, what is today known as “Glenelg Manor” forms the nucleus of a sprawling structure, which houses the Glenelg Country School elementary division.