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By Mary H. Rubin

Conococheague and Potomac Streets, Doubleday Hill, Springfield Farm, the C&O Canal�these names conjure up pictures of Williamsport, Maryland. the 1st payment in what used to be to develop into Washington County used to be situated the following within the middle of the Cumberland Valley within the overdue 1730s. This small buying and selling put up, set amid neighborhood local American tribes, shaped the foundation of the city of Williamsport. Gen. Otho Holland Williams, a innovative struggle hero from the sector, laid out what he meant to be a grand urban with extensive avenues at the banks of the nice and powerful Potomac. Upon listening to that George Washington preferred a website alongside the Potomac for the recent nation�s capital, Williams persuaded Washington to go to his city, and �Williams� Port� used to be given due attention as a potential position. Williamsport turned a huge stopping-off element for settlers heading west, and the city speedy became the second one biggest in Washington County. the coming of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in 1834 introduced a increase to Williamsport as warehouses, delivery corporations, and lots of different companies have been validated to address the elevated inhabitants and exchange. The Civil warfare, the arriving of the railroad, and a sequence of disastrous floods additionally impacted town. this day, Williamsport is a quiet group wealthy with neighborhood historical past and flavor.

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