WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND

MUNICIPALITIES

Within Washington County are nine municipalities: Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hagerstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg, and Williamsport. The earliest to incorporate was Hagerstown, the county seat, formed in 1813. It was followed by Williamsport (1823), Boonsboro (1831), Sharpsburg (1832), Clear Spring (1836), Funkstown (1840), Smithsburg (1841), Hancock (1853), and Keedysville (1872).


BOONSBORO

Incorporated 1831 (Chapter 139, Acts of 1831)
Population (1990 census): 2,445

[color photograph of Washington Monument, Washington Monument State Park, east of Boonsboro, Maryland] TOWN COUNCIL
Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (April):
Charles F. Kauffman, Jr., Mayor, 2004
Howard W. Long, Assistant Mayor, 2002
Raymond D. Grove, 2002
Richard E. Hawkins, Sr., 2002
Gene W. Smith, 2002
Kevin M. Chambers, 2004
Richard W. Gross, 2004

Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.

21 North Main St.
Boonsboro, MD 21713
(301) 432-5141
fax: (301) 432-4050

Washington Monument, Washington Monument State Park, east of Boonsboro, Maryland, February 2001. Photo by Elizabeth W. Newell.



CLEAR SPRING

Incorporated 1836 (Chapter 141, Acts of 1836)
Population (1990 census): 415


FUNKSTOWN (formerly Jerusalem)

Incorporated 1840 (Chapter 78, Acts of 1840)
Population (1990 census): 1,136


HAGERSTOWN (formerly Elizabethtown)

Incorporated 1813 (Chapter 121, Acts of 1813, Dec. Session)
Population (1990 census): 35,445


HANCOCK

Incorporated 1853 (Chapter 319, Acts of 1853)
Population (1990 census): 1,926


KEEDYSVILLE (formerly Centerville)

[color photograph of Keedysville, Maryland] Incorporated 1872 (Chapter 251, Acts of 1872)
Population (1990 census): 464




Town Hall & Library, Keedysville, Maryland, October 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.



SHARPSBURG

Incorporated 1832 (Chapter 28, Acts of 1832)
Population (1990 census): 659


SMITHSBURG

Incorporated 1841 (Chapter 284, Acts of 1841)
Population (1990 census): 1,221


WILLIAMSPORT

Incorporated 1823 (Chapter 125, Acts of 1823)
Population (1990 census): 2,103

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