Steven Goodrich of Washington County's planning and community development department invited Funkstown on Monday to be added to a growing list of municipalities labeled "certified Civil War heritage areas."
Goodrich presented the draft of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Management Plan at Monday's Town Council meeting. The plan creates heritage areas, approved by state officials. Once heritage areas have been established within the town, Funkstown would be eligible for several benefits.
Funkstown's Town Council opted to gather more information before making a decision on whether to take part in the program - which is designed to increase Civil War heritage-based tourism.