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One of the oldest settlements in Western Maryland, Hancock derived its name from Edward Joseph Hancock, Jr., whose family operated the ferry at this northernmost point of the Potomac River. Edward Joseph Hancock, Jr. was considered a hero in the American Revolution who fought alongside General George Washington.
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Welcome to the Town of Hancock! Situated along the Potomac River, National Road, C & O Canal, and Interstates 68 and 70, Hancock is a hub of activity for travelers, visitors, and residents who appreciate small town living at its best.

Located less than two hours from Baltimore and Washington D.C., we offer a slower paced existence where folks may enjoy our rich history, natural resources, arts and leisure activities, fine schools, and the community of locals who have chosen Hancock as their home.

We hope this website will help you explore our town if you are new to it! If you are one of our residents, we hope the information found here will assist you in your endeavors. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the great things that are happening in Hancock.

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