Washington County (Maryland)

The Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Hagerstown.


The county is separated by the Mason - Dixon Line to the north by Pennsylvania. In the south of the Potomac River forms the border with West Virginia and Virginia. The Washington County has an area of 1,211 square kilometers; of which 24 square kilometers (2.01 percent) of water. It is bordered by the following counties:


  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Fort Frederick State Park
  • Fort Tonoloway State Park
  • Gathland State Park
  • Greenbrier State Park
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • South Mountain State Park
  • Washington Monument State Park


The Washington County was formed from the 1776 Prince George's County. It was named after George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States.

1789, the Allegany County was spun.

1862 one of the costliest battles of the American Civil War occurred at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Washington County 147 430 people in 55.524 households. The population density was 124.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 55.524 households lived statistically 2.47 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 85.1 percent white, 9.6 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 1.4 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.6 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 3.5 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

22.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 62.8 percent were between 18 and 64 and 14.3 percent were 65 years or older. 49.2 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 48,883. The per capita income was $ 26,802. 12.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns


  • Hagerstown


  • Boonsboro
  • Clear Spring
  • Funkstown
  • Hancock
  • Keedysville
  • Sharpsburg
  • Smithsburg
  • Williamsport

Census-designated places (CDP )

  • Cavetown
  • Chewsville
  • Fort Ritchie
  • Fountainhead - Orchard Hills
  • Halfway
  • Highfield -Cascade
  • Head castle
  • Maugansville
  • Mount Lena
  • Paramount - Long Meadow
  • Robin Wood
  • Rohrersville
  • Saint James
  • San Mar
  • Wilson - Conococheague