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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Williamsport is approximately 2,285 (2007), 2137 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 836 (2000), 960 (2010).
The amount of land area in Williamsport is 2.787 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Williamsport is 1.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Williamsport to Washington DC is 65 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Williamsport is positioned 39.59 degrees north of the equator and 77.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Williamsport elevation is 407 feet above sea level.
Williamsport per capita income is $ 16,179 (2000).
Williamsport median income is $ 42,423 (2007).
The Williamsport median home price is $ 205,327 (2007).


in northern Maryland about 30 miles from Frederick and abut 73 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Wilson-Conococheague, Halfway, St James, Hagerstown and Funkstown.
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History & History Related Items

Williamsport was founded by General Otho Holland Williams who was a friend of George Washington. For a brief time, Williamsport was considered as a possible site for the new national capital. Washington was said to have visited in 1790 to see how viable the town would be as the capital. Due to its location away from the Potomac River and it's at the time unnavigable rapids, the decision was made to settle the capital somewhere else.

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The incorporation of Williamsport



Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Visitor's center: 301-582-0813
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Williamsport City Government

The Town of Williamsport
2 N. Conococheague St.
Williamsport, MD 21795
Phone: (301) 223-7711

Williamsport Chamber

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

Williamsport Organizations

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

Williamsport Libraries

Washington County Free Library system.

Williamsport Schools

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


The population of Williamsport was:
1990 - 2,103
2000 - 1,868
2007 - 2,285

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 990
2000 - 836

Median age:
2000 - 42.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 34,243
2007 - $ 42,423

Median house value:
2000 - $ 96,300
2007 - $ 205,327

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

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