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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. 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.

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County Seat: Hagerstown, MD 21740
Form of Government: County Commissioners

1990 census: 121,393
2000 census: 131,923

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


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