[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; 2020 census: 154,705


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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.

Aging Commission: www.wccoaging.org/
Animal Services: http://hswcmd.org/
Budget & Finance Office: www.washco-md.net/budget-finance/
Business Development Dept.: www.washco-md.net/business-development/
Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/washington/index.html
Construction Division: www.washco-md.net/construction-div/
County Administrator: www.washco-md.net/county-administrator/
County Attorney: www.washco-md.net/county-attorney/
County Commissioners: www.washco-md.net/county-commissioners/
County Government: www.washco-md.net/
Detention Center: https://washcosheriff.com/about-us/officers/detention/
District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#WASHINGTON
Education Dept.: http://wcpsmd.com/
Elections Board: www.washco-mdelections.org/
Emergency Services Division: www.washco-md.net/emergency-services/
Engineering Division: www.washco-md.net/engineering/
Environmental Management Division: www.washco-md.net/enviromental-management/
Grant Management: www.washco-md.net/grant-management/
Health & Human Services Division: www.washco-md.net/health-human-services/
Health Dept.: https://washcohealth.org/
Highway Dept.: www.washco-md.net/highways/
Housing Authority: www.hawcmd.org/
Information Systems Division: www.washco-md.net/information-systems-home/
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/west/
Library: www.washcolibrary.org/
Parks & Facilities Dept.: www.washco-md.net/parks-facilities/
Plan Review & Permitting Division: www.washco-md.net/plan-review-permitting/
Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.washco-md.net/planning-zoning/
Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/washington
Public Relations & Marketing: www.washco-md.net/pr-marketing/
Public Works Division: www.washco-md.net/public-works/
Purchasing Dept.: www.washco-md.net/purchasing-department/
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/washington.html
Sheriff's Office: https://washcosheriff.com/
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/washington-county/
Solid Waste & Recycling Dept.: www.washco-md.net/solid-waste-recycling/
State's Attorney: www2.washco-md.net/sao/index.shtm
Transit Dept.: www.washco-md.net/transit/
Treasurer: www.washco-md.net/treasurers-office/
Water Quality Dept.: www.washco-md.net/water-quality/

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