[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.

Aging Commission: www.wccoaging.org/
Animal Services: http://hswcmd.org/
Budget & Finance Office: www2.washco-md.net/budget_finance/index.shtm
Business Development Dept.: http://hagerstownedc.org/
Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/washington/index.html
Community Grant Management: www2.washco-md.net/grant_man/index_div.shtm
County Administrator: www2.washco-md.net/administrator/index.shtm
County Attorney: www2.washco-md.net/county_attorney/index.shtm
County Commissioners: www.washco-md.net/index.php/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: www2.washco-md.net/EmergencyServices/index.shtm
Engineering & Construction Management Division: www2.washco-md.net/eng_constr/div_index.shtm
Environmental Management Division: www2.washco-md.net/DEM/index.shtm
Health & Human Services Division: www2.washco-md.net/human/index.shtm
Health Dept.: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/washhealth/Pages/home.aspx
Highway Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/highway/index.shtm
Housing Authority: www.hawcmd.org/
Information Systems Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/IT/index.shtm
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/west/
Library: www.washcolibrary.org/
Parks & Facilities Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/parks_facilities/index.shtm
Permitting Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/permits/p_index.shtm
Planning & Zoning Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/planning/index.shtm
Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/districts/dist11.aspx
Public Relations & Community Affairs: www2.washco-md.net/public_info/index.shtm
Public Works Division: www2.washco-md.net/public_works/index.shtm
Purchasing Dept.: http://washco-md.net/purchasing/purch.shtm
Recycling: www2.washco-md.net/recycle/index.shtm
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 Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/DEM/solid_waste/index.shtm
State's Attorney: www2.washco-md.net/sao/index.shtm
Transit Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/transit/index.shtm
Treasurer: www2.washco-md.net/treasurer/index.shtm
Water Quality Dept.: www2.washco-md.net/water_sewer/index.shtm

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