It would appear that Funkstown, Clear Spring and Keedysville would like to be added to the Washington County Marylands Civil War Heritage area.
Doing so would provide them the opportunity for grants for the towns and non profits. Once added all of Washington County municipalities will be included in the Civil War Heritage Area.
There currently is a proposed expansion area that includes Fort Frederick State Park and more of the South Mountain State Battlefield.
Although a date hasn't yet been set, a public hearing on the proposal is expected to be held in mid to late March. First review goes to the Maryland Heritage Area Authority then to the Maryland Historical Trust for approval. Officials should know by the end of June if the proposal will be approved or not.
This will be the first proposed change to the area since the boundaries were set in 2006.
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