Once considered as a location for the nation’s capital
The Town of Williamsport lies at the confluence of the Potomac River and Conococheague Creek and is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 70. More than 2,200 people live in Williamsport and enjoy the beautiful parks, easy access to boating, shopping, youth sports, other recreational activities, and a full calendar of interesting events.
Williamsport has a rich and diverse history dating back more than 275 years. Founded by General Otho Holland Williams, a friend of George Washington, Williamsport merited consideration as a potential site for our nation's capital. According to legend, President Washington visited Williamsport in 1790 to study the feasibility of making the town the nation's capital. The town's location off the Potomac River's then unnavigable rapids apparently helped persuade him to locate it elsewhere.