Rodgers Forge was developed as a “streetcar suburb” of Baltimore City, along the old Number 8 streetcar that connected Towson to downtown Baltimore along York Road.
The neighborhood was built on what used to be called Dumbarton Farm, which earlier in its history belonged to Johns Hopkins.
The original Dumbarton House still stands on Dumbarton Green behind Dumbarton Middle School.
Below is a fifty year old account of the history of Rodgers Forge (Rodgers Forge’s population is no longer 7000. It is closer to 4000 today as household sizes have shrunk considerably in recent decades):