Consisting of 39.4 square miles surrounding the Borough of Waynesboro, Washington Township was organized in 1779. The communities of Zullinger, Rouzerville, and Blue Ridge Summit were founded in 1868, while the areas of Wayne Heights and Hooverville were laid out in the early 20th century.
After the creation of the railroad, Blue Ridge Summit became a resort town, boasting luxurious hotel accommodations for the wealthy that traveled there from the Washington, D.C., region to vacation.
Today, Washington Township contains a number of historic sites, including Renfrew Museum and Park, Harbaugh Church and Cemetery, Welty Mill Bridge, and the site of the Civil War Battle of Monterey Pass in Blue Ridge Summit.
Visit the Washington Township website.