Originally named Elizabethtowne, Hagerstown was founded in 1762 by Jonathon Hager and named in honor of his wife. In 1813 it was later changed to “Hagerstown” in his honor.
It was situated initially on the crossroads of Route 11 and Route 40. Growth to the area began with the introduction of the railroad to the area in 1884. The railroad lines that came through the City resembled the spokes of a wheel which is where the nickname “Hub City” stemmed from. Today it sits at the intersection of I-81 and I-70 and offers commutable routes to both D.C. and Baltimore.
The area is rich in Civil War History. Due to its strategic location between North and South, it was the ideal location as a staging and supply center. Antietam National Battlefield and other national battlefields are located within a 30 minute drive.
The Hagerstown area offers a stable business environment, parks and museums (City Park, Greenbrier State Park), theater and arts (Maryland Theatre, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts),festivals and events(Maryland Blues Fest, Augustoberfest) shopping including Valley Mall and Prime Outlets, mass transportation including bus and cab service, commuter bus services, and airport, and a number of college and universities including Hagerstown Community College and University of Maryland System at Hagerstown, and sporting opportunities such as fishing/boating at any of the nearby lakes and river, skiing at Whitetail Ski Resort or golfing at a number of nearby golf courses/resorts.
As you can see Hagerstown has a lot to offer including affordable housing. Call or email today for more info on homes for sale in Hagerstown.