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Washington County, Maryland

21740, 21742

A Great Place to Live, Work and Visit
The Hub City
Home of the Flying Boxcar

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Hagerstown is approximately 39,640 (2007), 39662 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 17,089 (2000), 16449 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hagerstown is 25.684 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hagerstown is 10.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hagerstown to Washington DC is 64 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 82 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hagerstown is positioned 39.63 degrees north of the equator and 77.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hagerstown elevation is 538 feet above sea level.
Hagerstown per capita income is $ 17,153 (2000).
Hagerstown median income is $ 38,153 (2007).
The Hagerstown median home price is $ 189,975 (2007).
Hagerstown average annual rainfall is 37.2 inches per year
Hagerstown average annual snowfall is 21 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 43 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 64 degrees F.


in northern Maryland about 26 miles from Freerick and about 70 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Huyett, Wilson, Williamsport, Halfway, Funkstown, District 10, Funkstown, Chewsville and Fountainhead-Orchard Hills.
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a humid subtropical climate. This doesn't mean it is like the tropics! The summers are hot and humid and the winters are moderately cold. Snow falls during the winter.
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History & History Related Items

Hagerstown, Maryland, was founded in 1762 by a German settler by the name of Jonathan Hager. He named his first home here Hager's Fancy when he arrived in 1739. He then named the town, Elizabeth-Town, after his wife at the time of the founding in 1762, but people continued to call it Hagers Town after him. So eventually, in 1813, the town was officially named Hagerstown.

Due to the city's location in the Tri-state area of western Maryland, South-central Pennsylvania and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, it acts as a hub for both commercial and industrial businesses. There are several highways, railroads and other transits that all cross in Hagerstown. For this reason Hagerstown is often called the Hub City.

The Flying Boxcar
From 1931 to 1984, Fairchild Aircraft was based in Hagerstown, Maryland and was by far the area's most prominent employer. The importance of the company to the city and the country as a whole earned Hagerstown its former nickname "Home of the Flying Boxcar. See historical events for the 2008 final return of the flying boxcar to Hagerstown.
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The founding of Hagerstown


The incorporation of Hagerstown



Washington County Planetarium
Phone: 301-766-2898

Hagerstown Municipal Band

Maryland Symphony
30 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-797-4000

Hagerstown Aviation Museum
14235 Oak Springs Rd
Hagerstown MD 21742

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 423
City Park
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Phone: 301-745-3741

Hagerstown Suns, Class A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club

The Hagerstown Speedway
15112 National Pike
Hagerstown MD 21740
Phone: 301-582-0640
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Economy & Industry

Hagerstown has a diverse and stable business environment. All sectors are represented with manufacturing and transportation continuing to be important. Tourism makes up a strong presence as well as tourism.
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Hagerstown City Government

CityofHagerstown Phone contacts for Hagerstown:
Mayor: (301) 739-8577 x110

Hagerstown Historical Events

2008, November 16
C-119 Flying Boxcar Lands In Hagerstown!!
After a five day journey from Greybull, Wyoming to Hagerstown, Maryland the crew lands the C-119 for the last time on Sunday November 16, 2008. More to come....Thank you to all who made this great day happen!!

The read and see photos in the Herald Mail news story click here.

Hagerstown Chamber

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Hagerstown Organizations

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Hagerstown Libraries

Washington County Free Library system.

Hagerstown Schools

Washington County Public Schools
820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Phone: 301-766-2800

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742 Hagerstown


The population of Hagerstown was:
1990 - 35,445
2000 - 36,687
2007 - 39,640

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 16,361
2000 - 17,089

Median age:
2000 - 34.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 30,796
2007 - $ 38,153

Median house value:
2000 - $ 89,100
2007 - $ 189,975

Hagerstown is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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