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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Sharpsburg is approximately 662 (2007), 705 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 304 (2000), 285 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sharpsburg is 0.577 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sharpsburg is 0.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sharpsburg to Washington DC is 56 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sharpsburg is positioned 39.45 degrees north of the equator and 77.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sharpsburg elevation is 413 feet above sea level.
Sharpsburg per capita income is $ 20,917 (2000).
Sharpsburg median income is $ 51,768 (2007).
The Sharpsburg median home price is $ 207,885 (2007).


in northern Maryland about 23 miles from Frederick and about 63 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Keedysville, Rohrersville, Boonsboro and St James all in Maryland and Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry and Bolivar all in West Virginia
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History & History Related Items

Sharpsburg was founded in 1763 and named for Governor Horatio Sharpe though people lived in the area for many years before that time. The original spelling was Sharps Burgh. It was the site of the Great Spring and the home to Native Americans for thousands of years before Joseph Chapline established his manor in 1740.

Sharpsburg is best known for the Battle of Antietam the culminating battle of the 1862 Maryland Campaign. Sharpsburg is surrounded by the battlefield and many buildings still bear the scars of artillery damage received during the battle. Sharpsburg is also the site of the Kennedy Farm where John Brown prepared his 1859 raid on nearby Harpers Ferry. The 184 mile long C&O Canal towpath hiking/biking trail passes by Sharpsburg and parking is provided at Snyder's Landing which also features a boat launching ramp on the Potomac River. There are several hike in campgrounds along the C&O canal near Sharpsburg, and a large drive in campground at the Antietam Aqueduct. Three national parks and 2 state parks are within 12 miles of Sharpsburg.

Here is a history page for Sharpsburg. Also try this history page for Sharpsburg.

Click here for the Civil War trail.
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The incorporation of Sharpsburg



C&O Canal National Historical Park
Box 4
Sharpsburg, Maryland 21782
Phone: 301-739-4200

Antietam National Battlefield
P.O. Box 158
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Visitor's Center: 301-432-5124
Headquarters: 301-432-7648
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Sharpsburg Chamber

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Sharpsburg Organizations

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Sharpsburg Libraries

Washington County Free Library system.

Sharpsburg Schools

Washington County Public Schools
820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Phone: 301-766-2800 Sharpsburg


The population of Sharpsburg was:
1820 - 650
1860 - 1,300
1880 - 1,260
1990 - 659
2000 - 691
2007 - 662

Number of housing units:
1990 - 285
2000 - 304

Median age:
2000 - 37.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 41,786
2007 - $ 51,768

Median house value:
2000 - $ 97,500
2007 - $ 207,885

Sharpsburg is located in the eastern time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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