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Welcome to Hancock ...

The town of Hancock is located in Washington County<1>.

The location of Hancock has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hancock has a population of 1,529 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hancock.

Hancock is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Hancock lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Hancock: (301) & (240)<5>

The ZIP code for Hancock: 21750<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hancock had an population of 1,529 people. This is a decrease of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hancock had a population of 1,545 people. This makes Hancock the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Hancock represents 0.03% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,545 people, the population of Hancock decreased 10.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,725 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hancock.

Adding Hancock to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Hancock in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Hancock elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hancock on a Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hancock on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hancock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Hancock - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hancock.

Communities near Hancock ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hancock.

  • Mercersburg [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercersburg
    • Mercersburg [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercersburg<8>
  • McConnellsburg [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnellsburg
    • McConnellsburg [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnellsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnellsburg<8>
  • Bath [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 596 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
  • Paw Paw [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paw Paw
    • Paw Paw [Morgan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paw Paw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paw Paw<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clear Spring [Washington County]
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      • Clear Spring [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Spring<8>
    • Hedgesville [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hedgesville<8>
    • Berryville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
    • Big Pool [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Pool
      • Big Pool [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Pool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Pool
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Pool<8>
    • Purcell [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purcell
      • Purcell [Bedford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purcell
    • Little Orleans [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Orleans
      • Little Orleans [Allegany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Orleans<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hancock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hancock.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hancock. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hancock.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hancock. See our Newspapers Page for Hancock.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hancock ...

Looking for more information about Hancock? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hancock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hancock.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hancock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washco-md.net/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hancock.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hancock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Hancock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hancock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hancock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hancock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hancock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hancock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7051, Longitude: -78.1751       In this case, the coordinates for Hancock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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