Washington County Maryland
“Located in the Crossroads of the Civil War”
Washington County Maryland is located in Western Maryland Blue Ridge Mountains and is named after General Washington our first President of the United States. The county seat is the city of Hagerstown Maryland. Washington county is bordered by the Mason-Dixon Line to the North and the Potomac River to the South. Located in the crossroads of the Civil War, it is home to South Mountain State Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield, and the July 1863 Battle of Hagerstown. Washington County is known for its rich American history.
Besides its rich Civil War history, Washington county has many things to offer the visitor such as performing arts, music and art festivals, hiking and biking on our trails, canoeing on our waterways, and tasting our vast array of restaurants.
Highlights of Washington County Maryland
- Burnside’s Bridge
- Battle of Antietam
- Appalachian Trail
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
- Fort Frederick State Park
- Fort Tonoloway State Park
- Gathland State Park
- Greenbrier State Park
- South Mountain State Park
- Washington Monument State Park