Established in 1776 and named for then Gen. George Washington, our county’s history reflects the history of our nation. The City of Hagerstown is the County Seat. The towns in Washington County are: Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg and Williamsport. Washington County is home to numerours National parks including the Antietam National Battlefield, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park. Nearby is Harpers
Ferry National Historical Park. State parks include:
Fort Frederick State Park, Fort Tonoloway State Park,
Gathland State Park, Greenbrier State Park, South Mountain State Park and the Washington Monument State Park.