Nestled between limestone ridges in western Maryland, Hagerstown was founded in 1762 and is the county seat of Washington County. Many of its oldest buildings are made from the same Stonehenge limestone that surrounds Maryland’s sixth largest city.
H-Town, as it’s informally called, was a key strategic location on the border between the North and South. After the Civil War, it earned another nickname, “Hub City,” which came from the railroads and roads that came to and through Hagerstown. Today, that name has evolved to GigaHub City – a nod to Hagerstown’s rich history and its technological advances, offering residents the latest in fiberoptic Internet technology with speeds up to 1,000 megabits – or 1 GIG – per second.