In 1763, Joseph Chapline laid out what was to be the first town in Washington County, Sharps Burgh (today known as Sharpsburg.)

On September 17, 1862, The Battle of Antietam (also known as the bloodiest day of the Civil War,) brought devastation, heartache and 23,110 soldiers left dead, wounded, or missing.  The sense of community shared by the people of Sharpsburg provided the strength to overcome the devastation and to rebuild the town.

Presently the town looks very much as it did in the 1800s.  Modern day conveniences have been added, but have been carefully planned out so as not to interfere with the historical nature of the town.

Sharpsburg is nestled beside the Antietam Battlefield, with various attractions, such as the C&O Canal, Harper’s Ferry, Washington Monument State Park, South Mountain, Crystal Grottoes Caverns, and many others just a short drive away.

Come discover the nostalgia and history that 705 people call home.