Homes for Sale in Washington County Maryland
Washington County At A Glance: Washington County has recently experienced a population boom, one of the fastest growing counties in the country. The county is located in the Appalachian Mountains, bordered by Pennsylvania on the north and the Potomac River on the south. The population is close to 140,000.
Hagerstown is the county seat of Washington County. Other towns include Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg, and Williamsport.
Important Washington County Links:
Washington County Website * Washington County Public Schools * Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau * Washington County Historical Society * Washington County Library * Washington County Economic Development * Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Washington County Real Estate
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More Washington County Facts:
- Antietam National Battlefield
- Appalachian National Scenic Trail
- C&O National Historical Park
- Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
- Fort Frederick State Park
- Fort Tonoloway State Park
- Gathland State Park
- Greenbrier State Park
- South Mountain State Park
- Washington Monument State Park
Washington County was formed on October 1, 1776 by the division of Frederick County. At the same time, Montgomery County was also separated from Frederick County and was named for General Richard Montgomery. Washington County as created included land later to become Allegany County (created in 1789) and Garrett County (included in Allegany County when it was created in 1789, but separated from Allegany County in 1872). Washington County thus originally included the entire western part of the state.