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Welcome to Sharpsburg ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sharpsburg has a population of 647 people<2> (see below for details).

Sharpsburg was established in 1763.

The community of Sharpsburg is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Sharpsburg: (301) & (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Sharpsburg: 21782<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sharpsburg had an population of 647 people. This is a decrease of 8.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sharpsburg had a population of 705 people. This makes Sharpsburg the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Sharpsburg represents 0.01% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 705 people, the population of Sharpsburg increased 2.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 691 people).

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

Adding Sharpsburg 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 Sharpsburg 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 Sharpsburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sharpsburg on a Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Sharpsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Sharpsburg - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (3) and Pennsylvania (2).

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

Communities near Sharpsburg ...

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

  • Frederick [Frederick County]
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    • Frederick [Frederick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Sharpsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,244 people
    • Former names for Frederick:
    • Frederick City
    • Frederick Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<7>
  • Hagerstown [Washington County]
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    • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Sharpsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,100 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown<7>
  • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
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    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Sharpsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,454 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<7>
  • Brunswick [Frederick County]
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    • Brunswick [Frederick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Sharpsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,491 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Charles Town [Jefferson County]
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      • Charles Town [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Sharpsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,029 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles Town
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charles Town<7>
    • Ranson [Jefferson County]
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      • Ranson [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Sharpsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ranson has also been known as:
      • Corporation of Ranson
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranson<7>
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
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      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Sharpsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<7>
    • Boonsboro [Washington County]
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      • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Sharpsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<7>
    • Smithsburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithsburg
      • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Sharpsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithsburg<7>
    • Lovettsville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovettsville
      • Lovettsville [Loudoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Sharpsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovettsville<7>

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 Sharpsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sharpsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sharpsburg. 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 Sharpsburg.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sharpsburg ...

Looking for more information about Sharpsburg? 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 Sharpsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sharpsburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maryland

About Washington County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sharpsburg. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sharpsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharpsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<5>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 Sharpsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sharpsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Sharpsburg) 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 Sharpsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sharpsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharpsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4582, Longitude: -77.7488    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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