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.

Job Opening – Zoning Administrator
The Town of Sharpsburg is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Zoning Administrator.  The position is for approximately 8-10 hours per week, with additional hours if needed.

Duties include, but are not limited to: interacting with citizens, maintaining a professional relationship with the Town Clerk, Mayor and Council, working with the County Zoning Department regarding permits, review and become familiar with the Town Code, Ordinances and Ordinances of the County, investigate and enforce ordinances of the Town; both by visual non-compliance and by citizen complaints, review all building and zoning permit applications for compliance with the Ordinances, receive and respond to citizen complaints; issue letters of violation that require compliance with the Ordinances of the Town, prepare necessary letters and documents for hearings and for the Mayor and Council when requested, attend meetings of the Mayor and Council, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals if requested.
Prior knowledge of zoning, permitting and interpretation of ordinances a plus.

Resumes can be mailed to the Town at PO Box 368 Sharpsburg, MD 21782, emailed to, or dropped off to the Town Clerk Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:00pm.
Resumes are due by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk at 301-432-4428, or by emailing