Historical Markers in
Washington County, Maryland

10-Pounder Parrott Rifle 100 - Pounder Battery - Heaviest and Highest 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 102 South Prospect Street 104th New York Infantry 112 South Prospect Street 113 South Prospect Street 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 120 South Prospect Street 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 125 South Prospect Street 125th Penna 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 12th Corps Movement 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 137th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 13th N.C. Regiment of Gen. Garland's Brigade 13th New Jersey Infantry 13th New Jersey Infantry 13th New Jersey Infantry 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 165 South Prospect Street 169 South Prospect St. 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 1732 1749 / 1753-58 175 South Prospect Street 1759 / 1758-74 1770-1790 1774 / 1775 1776 / 1777 1781 / 1783 1789 1790-1810 1797 / 1799 1810-1830 1830-1850 1850-1870 1862 Antietam Campaign 1862 Antietam Campaign 1862 Antietam Campaign 1862 Antietam Campaign 1870-1890 1890-1910 1910-1930 1930-1950 1950-1970 1970-1990 1990-2010 19th Century Backpacker 1st Battery Ohio Light Artillery 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac 1st Delaware Volunteers 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) 200 Years of the Arts and Humanities 202 South Prospect Street 20th New York Volunteer Infantry 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 23rd Ohio Infantry 27th Indiana Infantry 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 2nd Delaware 2nd Maryland Infantry 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle 30-Pounder Battery 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 34th New York Infantry 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 3rd Delaware Infantry 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry 3rd Regt. Pennsylvania 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 468 North Potomac Street 474 North Potomac Street 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 4th and 12th U.S. Infantry 4th New York Volunteer Infantry 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps 50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 59th New York Infantry 5th Corps, 2nd Division Position 5th Maryland Infantry 5th Md. Vet. Vol. Infy. 5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument 7th Regiment Pennsylvania 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 8th Ohio Regiment 8th Regt. Pennsylvania Reserver Volunteer Corps 90th Pennsylvania 9th New York Infantry A Canal Home A City Divided A City Divided A Converging Storm of Iron A Cornfield Unlike Any Other A Crucial Crossing, a General’s Namesake, a Battlefield Icon A House Was Burning A New Beginning A Road Nurtures A Vision A Savage Continual Thunder A Simple Farm Lane Changed Forever A View into the Past A Work of Art A.N.V. Abner Doubleday African Americans and the Medal of Honor Aftermath Along the Hagerstown Turnpike Ammon H. Kreider & Lewis E. Reisner An Indian Deed Anderson’s Division, Longstreet’s Command Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith Anna Spencer Brugh Singer Antietam Battlefield Antietam Iron Works Bridge Antietam National Battlefield Antietam National Cemetery Antietam Station Archer's Brigade Army Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia Army of Northern Virginia Army of Northern Virginia Army of the Potomac Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division As the Georgians Saw It At All Hours Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Baltimore Battery Baltimore Street Band Shell Band Stand Batteries A and C 4th U.S. Artillery Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Battery A Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery Battery B Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery Battery K, 1st United States Artillery Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery Battle at South Mountain Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862 Battle of Boonsboro Battle of Funkstown Battle of Funkstown Battle of Maryland Heights Battle of Smithsburg Battlefield Namesake Beacon of Peace Before 1770 Bench Mark "A" Big Pool Junction Blackford's Ford Blackford’s Ford Bloom Park Boats Passing By Boonsboro Booth’s Mill Bridge Boy Scout Troop 17, 100 Years Old Branch's Brigade Brandenburg Field Bridge of Destiny Brigadier General George B. Anderson Brigadier General Isaac P. Rodman Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch Brigadier General William E. Starke Brockenbrough’s 2nd Baltimore, Maryland Battery Brownsville-Burkittsville Pass Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Buffalo Soldiers Building the Funkstown Bridge C & O Canal Aqueduct C.S.A. Cannon of Revolutionary War Capt. John C. Tidball Capt. John C. Tidball, Battery A, 2nd U.S. Artillery Capt. Samuel G. Prather Cavalry Division Charcoal Making on Maryland Heights Christian Newcomer Home City Park Civil War Campgrounds Civil War Hospital Site Civil War Hospital Site Civil War Hospital Site Claggett's Mill Bridge Claggett’s Millrace Bridge Clara Barton Clara Holmes Jenness Hamilton Clear Spring Clear Spring Veterans Memorial Colonel James H. Childs Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Comm. Bruce Clipp Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry Company F, 1st United States Sharpshooters Confederate Hospitals in Williamsport Confederate Invasion Confederate Retreat Connecting People and Places Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Corporal William Othello Wilson Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps Council of War Creating a National Park Crossing the Mason and Dixon Crossroads of History Cushwa Basin/Williamsport D-Day Anniversary D.H. Hill's Division D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command Dam No. 5 Deaths of Two Generals Devil's Backbone Dam Rehabilitation Discover the Trail Discover the Trail Doubleday Hill Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps Dunkard Church Dunker Church - "Symbol of Peace and Brotherhood" Durell’s Independent Battery Early's Washington Raid Edward Mayberry Mobley Edward Oswald, Jr. Eleventh Connecticut Infantry Elliott-Bester House Erected in Honor of the Boys of Leitersburg District Ernstville Road Bridge Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command Exploring Maryland Heights Exterior Fort Fairchild Aircraft Company Falling Waters Felfoot Bridge Ferry Hill Ferry Hill Place Ferry Hill Place Fifth Army Corps Fifth Army Corps Fifth Army Corps Fifth Army Corps Fifth Army Corps Fifth Army Corps Fifty-First New York Infantry Fighting House to House, Yard to Yard First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Army Corps First Battle of Hagerstown First Brigade, Cavalry Division First Hose Company First Methodist Cemetery First New Jersey Brigade First New Jersey Brigade Florence Wall MacMichael Myers McCoy For God and Country Fort Coombe Fort Duncan Fort Frederick Fort Frederick Fort Frederick Fort Frederick Officers’ Quarters Fort Mills Four Locks Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Fourth United States Infantry French's Division, Second Army Corps Funkstown Bridge No. 2 Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s Gen. Robert E. Lee Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA General Edward Braddock General J. E. B. Stuart Georgia Confederate Soldiers Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Good-Hartle Farm Gravesite of William Boone Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. Grove Farm Hager House and Museum Hager Mill Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstonians In The Civil War Hagerstonians In The Civil War Hagerstonians in the Civil War Hagerstown Hagerstown & The National Road Hagerstown Charity School Hagerstown Commercial Core Historic District Hagerstown Female Seminary Hagerstown Railway Hagerstown Ransomed Hager’s Fancy Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Hancock Hancock Hancock Hancock Hancock in the Canal Era Hancock Presbyterian Church Hancock Station Hancock United Methodist Church Hancock's Orchard Industry Harpers Ferry - Changes through Time Headquarters Site Gen. R.E. Lee Heaps Upon Heaps Were There in Death's Embrace Heart of the Civil War Henry Kyd Douglas Hess’s Mill Bridge Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery Hiking Maryland Heights Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command Historic Cemetery History of Fairview Cemetery History or Memory? Hitt Bridge Hitt-Cost House Honor Roll Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps I Found the Enemy in Great Force In Memory Of In Memory of Lyon Post #31 In Recognition of the Patriotism Shown by All Who Answered Our Country's Call in the World War Independent Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Indiana State Monument Interior Fort Interstate 68 Maryland Vietnam Memorial Irish Brigade Israel Creek Bridge Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Command Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command Jacob Francis Wheaton Jacob Highbarger House Jacob Wheaton Jesse Duncan Elliott John Brown John Brown John Brown, 59, Hanged John Collins John D. Zentmyer John Lemuel Stetson John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. Johnny Cook Jonathan Hager Jonathan Hager Jonathan Hager House Jones' Battalion, Reserve Artillery Jones’ Crossroads Jones’s Crossroads Joseph Hancock, Jr. Joseph Lewis Lemen, Jr. Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps Keedysville Keedysville District World War II Memorial Keedysville Korea & Vietnam Memorial Keedysville World War I Memorial Keller Home Kemper's (Va) Brigade Kennedy Farm Kennedy Farm Korean Conflict Memorial Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial Kretzer Homestead Lancelot Jacques Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Lee’s Artillery Battalion Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 Life on the Canal Lift Lock 33 Light's Ford and Lemen's Ferry Little Pool Lock 44 Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command Lt. Gen. Richard K. Sutherland Lutheran Cemetery M3A1 Light Tank Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno Major General Israel B. Richardson Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield Major James Breathed Making a Mountain Citadel Mansfield Mary Lemist Titcomb Mary Titcomb Maryland Heights - Mountain Fortress of Harpers Ferry Maryland State Monument Mason and Dixon Line Mason and Dixon Line Massachusetts State Monument Matthias Peter Möller Maugansville War Memorial Maurice Edward Frock McCoy's Ferry McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command Meade's Division, First Army Corps Memorial Boulevard Memorial to World War II Korea and Vietnam Veterans of Smithsburg and Community Memorial to World War One Veterans of Smithsburg and Community Mercersville Middle Bridge Military Intelligence Training Center Military Occupation Miller's Tavern & Spickler's Buggy Factory Milling Millstone & Moffet Station Mission of Death Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer Morell's Division, Fifth Army Corps Mount Prospect Mt. Aetna Cannon Mule Power Mumma Farm Lane Munford's Brigade Murder of Dewitt Clinton Rench (Rentch) Nathan Williams National Pike Toll House Naval Battery Near Here in Wise’s Field New Jersey State Monument New York State Monument Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps North Carolina Not For Themselves, But For Their Country O.T. Reilly Monument Oak Hill Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson Old Forge Bridge Old Forge Farm Old Slave Block Old Vermont Brigade One of Lee’s Ammunition Trains Our Journey Transports Us Through Time Packhorse Ford Paradise Manor Park Hall Road Patrick's Brigade Pegram’s (Purcell), Virginia Battery Peter Buys Philadelphia Brigade Monument Philadelphia Brigade Park Protecting Cultural Resources Pry Family Upheaval Pry Mill Pry’s Mill Bridge Purnell Legion Infantry Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle Ransom of Hagerstown Ransom of Hagerstown Reformed Cemetery Repulsed Again and Again Reserve Artillery Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command Respite at Smithsburg Retreat from Gettysburg Retreat from Gettysburg Retreat into Maryland Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps Ricketts’ Division, First Army Corps River View Cemetery Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps Rose Hill Rose Hill Cemetery Rose's Mill Bridge Round Top Cement Mill Round Top Cement Mill Round Top Geology Round Top Heritage Area Round Top Sand Company Roxbury Mills Bridge Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Army Corps Second Battle of Hagerstown Second Brigade, Cavalry Division Second Regiment Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps September 16, 1862 September 17, 1862 September 17, 1862 (Continued) Sharpsburg Bluebirds Sharpsburg's Big Spring Shenandoah Valley Railroad Shepherdstown Shielding the Army Sideling Hill and Town Hill Mountains Sideling Hill Cut North Bench Sideling Hill Cut South Bench Siding and Packing House Site Sixth Army Corps Sixth Army Corps Sixth Army Corps Sixth Army Corps Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps Snavely's Ford Springfield Farm Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans St Johns Episcopal Churchyard. St. John's Cemetery St. John's Church St. Luke’s Episcopal Church St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Thomas Church St. Thomas Episcopal Church Stone Fort Stonewall Jackson at Dam 5 Stonewall Jackson's Way Stonewall Regiment Stuart's Cavalry Division Sturgis's Division, Ninth Army Corps Swearingen’s Ferry and Pack Horse Ford Texas The 14th Indiana Infantry The 19th Indiana Infantry The 7th Indiana Infantry The Advance Was Made With the Utmost Enthusiasm The Apple Industry The Baltimore Battery The Battle for Fox’s Gap The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg The Bowie List The Boys from Boonsboro District The Boys of Williamsport The Burnside Bridge The C&O Canal in the Civil War at Williamsport The C&O Canal in Williamsport The C&O Canal: Serving the Potomac Valley The Challenge of Sideling Hill The Civil War Veterans Walkway To Glory At Antietam The Conococheague Aqueduct Restoration The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand The Cumberland Valley Railroad The Dahlgren Chapel The East Woods The Fate of the Army The Federal Signal Station The First Completed Monument Dedicated to the Memory of George Washington The Great Hagerstown Fair The Harmon Hotel The Historic Bowles House The Historic Grove House The Ice Lakes The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg The John Brown Bell The Korean War 1950-1953 The Last Confederate Incursion North of the Potomac River The Long Meadow The Lost Orders The Maryland Campaign of 1862 The Maryland Campaign of 1862 The Maryland Campaign of 1862 / The Lost Orders The Most Terrible Clash of Arms The National Road The National Road The National Road The National Road The Newcomer House The Onward Rush to Victory or Defeat The Ransom of Hagerstown The Roulette Farm The Soldiers Monument The Springfield Farm The Tonoloways The Wagon Train of the Wounded and Williamsport The Wagoners’ Fight The Wagoner's Fight - July 6, 1863 The "Wiregrass" Georgians These Bricks Third Brigade, Cavalry Division Third Indiana Cavalry This Bronze Cannon This Plot is Dedicated to Public Use Thomas Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Park Three Eras of Transportation Side by Side Tolson's Chapel Tonoloway Fort Town of Boonsboro Treatment of the Wounded Treatment of the Wounded Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5 Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth Army Corps Twelfth United States Infantry Twentieth Regiment U.S. Artillery U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow-Gaging Station Union Line of Battle United States Colored Troops Unknown Union Soldiers of the Irish Brigade V Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Viet Nam Era Memorial Vietnam Memorial Vietnam War Veterans Monument Vital Crossroads Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command War Department Observation Tower War Returns to South Mountain Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command Washington Confederate Cemetery Washington Confederate Cemetery Washington Confederate Cemetery Washington County Courthouse Washington County Jail Washington County Jail Washington Monument Washington Monument Washington Monument Washington Monument State Park We Poured Volley After Volley, Doubtless With Terrible Execution We Showered the Lead Across that Creek Welcome to Historic Wise's Field Welcome to Williamsport West Baltimore Street Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps William Chapline House William McKinley William Othello Wilson William Preston Lane, Jr. William Thomas Hamilton Williamsport Williamsport Williamsport Williamsport William's Division, Twelfth Army Corps Willow Lane Park Wilson Bridge Wilson Bridge Wilson’s Store Winslow Forthman Burhans, Sr. Wise (Virginia) Artillery Witness to History Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery World Wars I & II Memorial WW II Veterans Memorial WWII Zion Evangelical and Reform Church "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;" "Destroy the Rebel Army" "Every Stalk of Corn" "God has indeed remembered us" "Old Fort Frederick" "Point Blank Range" "Stuffle" Christopher Smith "The Battle Opened" "The Bigness of War" "The End of the Confederacy Was In Sight" "The Jaws of Death" "These Men Are Going to Stay Here" "We May Never Meet Again" "Why Burnside's Bridge?" "Will You Give Us Our Whiskey?" "With Flags Flying" "You Are Firing Into Our Own Men" “...a place of Arms...would be absolutely neccessary” “...to protect, preserve...and provide access thereto for the public.” “A Thrilling Spectacle” “Crampton Gap” “Crampton’s Gap” “Maryland Heights” and “Pleasant Valley” “Forever Free” “I Hate Cannons” “It Is A.P. Hill” “Load” “Commence Firing” “Old Mr. Flint’s” Home “The Bank Road”
Maryland played a pivotal role in the American Revolution: Maryland was the site of several important battles during the American Revolution, including the Battle of Camden, the Battle of Cowpens, and the Battle of Yorktown. Additionally, Maryland's own soldiers played a crucial role in the war effort, including the famous "Maryland 400" who held off a British attack at the Battle of Long Island in 1776.
Washington County, Maryland has a rich and vibrant history that dates back to the early 18th century. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Shawnee and the Susquehannock. In 1732, the land that would become Washington County was part of a land grant given to the first president of the United States, George Washington. However, it wasn't until 1776 that the county was officially established.

During the American Revolutionary War, Washington County played a significant role. Many residents of the county enlisted in the Continental Army, and several key battles were fought in the region. One such battle was the Battle of Antietam in 1862, which was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. The county saw a major influx of soldiers and activity during the war, leaving lasting scars on the landscape.

After the war, Washington County experienced significant growth and development. The arrival of the Cumberland Valley Railroad in the mid-19th century brought increased trade and commerce. The county became an important transportation hub, connecting various regions and facilitating economic growth. Agriculture also thrived in the area, with crops such as wheat, corn, and apples being major contributors to the local economy.

Today, Washington County is a diverse and thriving community. It is known for its historical landmarks, including the Antietam National Battlefield and the C&O Canal, both of which attract tourists from around the world. The county also has a strong agricultural presence, with farms and vineyards dotting the countryside. Additionally, Washington County is home to several educational institutions, including Hagerstown Community College and the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. Overall, the history of Washington County, MD reflects a rich tapestry of Native American heritage, Revolutionary War significance, and ongoing growth and prosperity.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Washington County, Maryland.

  • 1776 - Washington County, MD is established on September 6th.
  • 1781 - Hagerstown, the county seat of Washington County, is founded.
  • 1814 - The Battle of Hagerstown takes place during the War of 1812.
  • 1827 - The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal begins construction in Washington County.
  • 1842 - The Western Maryland Railroad is founded, enhancing transportation in the county.
  • 1861 - During the Civil War, Washington County is the first in Maryland to vote against secession.
  • 1862 - The Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest battles in American history, occurs in Washington County.
  • 1873 - The Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) is established in Hagerstown.
  • 1937 - The Appalachian Trail, which passes through Washington County, is completed.
  • 1943 - The Army's Fort Ritchie is established in Washington County.
  • 1975 - The Hagerstown Regional Airport opens for commercial flights.
  • 1984 - The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is founded in Hagerstown.