HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 21, 2018) – The Board of County Commissioners approved Washington County Government to become a grant recipient from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the purchase of real property in Williamsport, MD as the new site location for the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park Headquarters. The grant amount awarded is up to $1.25 million.

This grant stemmed from a collaboration between the Town of Williamsport , Washington County , the State of Maryland , and the National Park Service . Washington County is a proud to partner with all levels of government to provide a site of national prominence in our county . By receiving this award, NPS and the State of Maryland will continue the process of negotiating and finalizing the Headquarters’ move to Williamsport.