Home of the first monument dedicated to George Washington
Located at the foot of South Mountain in Washington County, Boonsboro is primarily a residential community of approximately 3,300 people. As the town continues to grow in population and diversity, the citizens have not lost sight of their rural beginnings. The Town of Boonsboro continues to manage its growth with care, while cherishing its heritage and small town pride.
The town of Boonsboro was founded in 1788 by brothers George and William Boone, relatives of the more famous Daniel Boone, and was situated along the main road leading from Hagerstown to Frederick. Boonsboro's attractions include a Museum of History, the Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Washington Monument State Park and South Mountain Battlefield. The Boonsboro Museum of History has a unique collection of historic objects of local and national significance, including Civil War relics, an exhibit featuring the evolution of firearms and American Indian artifacts.