Genealogy? History? We’ve got you covered.
Here are links to excellent resources we use regularly to research local history in Hagerstown, Washington County, and the rest of Western Maryland. This page will be expanded frequently so check back often!
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress contains a searchable catalog of photographs, books, newspapers, and more.
Western Md Room
The Room contains approximately 10,000 books and over 400 cubic feet of archival material including maps, newspapers, photographs, ledgers, manuscripts, ephemera, and a limited number of artifacts.
The Maryland Historical Trust Library is the State’s principal repository for information about Maryland’s architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.
Medusa is the Maryland Historical Trust’s online database of architectural and archaeological sites and standing structures.
The Western Maryland Historical Library contains resources and images for Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties.
The Maryland State Archives has a searchable map available from the mid 1800’s identifying property owners and most roads from the era.
A historical book which provides an overview of the Antietam Creek, as well as its bridges and mills.
Topo LiDAR Maps
The MD iMAP Topography Viewer allows users to view and interact with elevation services hosted on the MD iMAP LiDAR Server.
MDOT Maps Gallery
Current maps of Maryland – state and county maps available.
WashCo News Index
Washington County Free Library offers an index of all Hagerstown newspapers from 1845 – 1865