Sharpsburg turns 250 this July!!
July 7, 2013 Come celebrate as Sharpsburg commemorates
the 250th anniversary of the town's founding.
The town of Sharpsburg and the Sharpsburg Historical Society will mark the
July founding of the town with ceremony and events including a wreath laying
at the Chapline family burial plot in Mountain View Cemetery, an ice cream social
and a band concert by the Rohrersville Band, whose founder G.W. McCoy was
We are having a raffle to benefit the Society with dozens of donated items in the pool. Tickets are available at several locations around town: Captain Bender's Tavern, Nutter's Ice Cream, Dave Peter's office, and the Sharpsburg Pharmacy. Tickets are $5 or three for $10. Each donation is worth
at least $20.
There will be a silent auction for
a special birdhouse built to commemorate the 250th.
Larger images are here: Image 1, Image 2, and Image 3.
For information about the anniversary commemoration, please
call 301.992.9767. Tentative schedule of events.
The Headquarters of the Sharpsburg Historical Society is now open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. It is located in the Sharpsburg Town Hall which is upstairs from the library on the town square.
There is a Facebook page for the
Sharpsburg District Historical Society.
Sharpsburg was already an old colonial frontier town when the Union and Confederate Armies converged here in 1862 to fight the bloodiest day's battle of the Civil War. Founded right after the French and Indian War, Sharpsburg served local farmers into the 20th Century with tradesmen and with access to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.