Woodsboro Historical Society

Woodsboro, Maryland

The Woodsboro Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose objective is to promote the study of the history of Woodsboro and to collect and conserve local artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance.

Other goals of the Society include acquiring, restoring and preserving monuments and structures in the area deemed to be of historic importance to Woodsboro, Maryland. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the history of the Woodsboro area.


2022 Woodsboro Days 5K Fun Run

Saturday October 15, 2022 – 9:00 AM

The Woodsboro Historical Society is hosting its 10th running of our 5K Run/Walk annual event & fundraiser on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 9:00 at the East Side Entrance of Woodsboro Park located on Woodsboro Road/550 near Council Drive, Woodsboro, MD 21798. Come join us for a fun 5K race for runners and walkers, which is our main event that supports the ongoing activities of the Woodsboro Historical Society

(To access the East Side parking lot entrance from Woodsboro Rd/550, travel past the first park entrance located across from the Woodsboro Industrial Park, and after the Israel Creek bridge, turn at the Woodsboro Park East Side sign. The walk-in registration table is directly ahead at Pavilion # 4)

Click here for race details and registration.

Click here to view the course map.

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Here are the RACE RESULTS.



Roger Hub’s: A Brief History of Woodsboro

(9/2013) Four hundred years ago, land known today as Woodsboro, served as primitive hunting and fishing grounds for the Susquehanna Indians. Established in 1786, Woodsboro was laid out composed forty acres of land Colonel Woods received after serving in the Revolutionary War. In the early days, Woodsboro emerged in size with limekilns, quarries, blacksmiths, and commercial fishing ponds. As Woodsboro grew, homes were built to shelter German immigrants arriving from the ports of Philadelphia and Annapolis. Most of the Woodsboro settlers came from German parentage, bringing invaluable craftsmanship skills to build more homes. During the Civil War, Confederate troops led by General Jeb Stuart’s Cavalry, marched through Woodsboro.

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