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Hancock (Maryland)

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Hancock (Maryland)

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Hancock is a town in the far western part of Washington County, Maryland, United States.

Main Street


Hancock is located in the narrowest part of Maryland at only two miles wide, along with Interstate 70, Interstate 68, US Route 522, and MD Route 144. It is located at the eastern terminus of Interstate 68 near the highway cut-through of Sideling Hill.

Get in[edit]

  • From Hagerstown and points east, take Interstate 70 West.
  • From Cumberland and points west, take Interstate 68 East to its eastern terminus.
  • From Breezewood and points north, take Interstate 70 East.

Get around[edit]

The County Commuter has the rare shuttle stop in town from Hagerstown, but otherwise car is the only reasonable means of transportation.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Sideling Hill, nearby along Interstate 68 to the west.
  • Fort Frederick State Park, Revolutionary War restored fort in nearby Big Pool.
C&O Canal

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Hancock Antique Mall, 266 North Pennsylvania Avenue, (301) 678-5959, [1].  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hardee's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Subway
  • Weaver's Restaurant and Bakery

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Super 8
  • America's Best Value Inn


Get out[edit]

  • Hagerstown, Washington County's largest city, county seat, and commercial center.
  • Cumberland, city in neighboring Allegany County.
  • Berkeley Springs located only 10 minutes away in West Virginia is a vibrant artistic community and is famous for its mineral springs which are used both for drinking water and rejuvenating warm baths.
  • Winchester located about an hour away in Virginia is a town in the Shenandoah Valley, and is both a good base for exploring the rest of the valley (including Shenandoah National Park) as well as a picturesque historical site in its own right.

Routes through Hancock
Washington, PABreezewood  W noframe E  HagerstownFrederick
CumberlandRocky Gap State Park  W noframe E  END
LewistownMcconnellsburg  N noframe S  Berkeley SpringsWinchester

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