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[County Seal, Washington County, Maryland] Origin: Washington County was created from Frederick County by resolve of the Constitutional Convention of 1776 on September 6, 1776, effective October 1, 1776. The County was named for George Washington (1732-1799), commander of the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War, and first president of the United States.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by South Mountain; south & southwest by Potomac River; west by Allegany County.

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County Seat: Hagerstown, MD 21740
Form of Government: County Commissioners
Population: 1990 census: 121,393; 2000 census: 131,923; 2010 census: 147,430


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[photo, Courthouse entrance, 95 West Washington St. Hagerstown, Maryland]

Courthouse entrance, 95 West Washington St. Hagerstown, Maryland, June 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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