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About half of the population of Jefferson Township lives in the Hagerstown area. Jefferson Township has some of the best farming ground in Wayne County and there are still a few homestead farms which have remained in the families of early settlers. However there are many new homes being built outside of the town limits as farm lands are being divided for housing. Historically Hagerstown was best known for Perfect Circle, Welliver’s Smorgasbord, the Nettle Creek Players and Abbott’s Candy. Of these only Abbott’s Candy survives. However, several new shops and restaurants have opened downtown in the past few years as well as some new industries in the immediate area. Hagerstown was recently able to attain the honor of receiving Main Street status, a very prestigious designation.