During the Civil War, Smithsburg played a minor role. The main role of the town was to care for wounded Union and Confederate soldiers after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. Fights often broke out between the soldiers, but they were kept under control.
A popular local attraction is the towns historical society's Heritage Room at the Geiser Room. Another attraction is the square, which has many historical features. The Mayor is Mildred Myers. Smithsburg is only a ten-minute drive east of Hagerstown. Feel free to visit any time. It feels like walking through history.
For more information, please visit this web page on the town of Smithsburg.