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Encyclopedia > Hagerstown, Maryland
City of Hagerstown
Looking south on Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown
Looking south on Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown
Flag of City of Hagerstown
Flag
Official seal of City of Hagerstown
Seal
Nickname: Hub City, H-Town, (formerly) Home of the Flying Boxcar
Motto: A Great Place to Live Work and Visit
Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Coordinates: 39°38′34″N 77°43′12″W / 39.64278, -77.72
Country United States
State Maryland
County Washington
Founded 1762
Incorporated 1813
Government
 - Mayor Robert "Bob" E. Bruchey II (R)
 - Senate Donald F. Munson (R)
 - Delegate John P. Donoghue (D)
 - U.S. Congress Roscoe Bartlett (R)
Area
 - City 10.7 sq mi (27.6 km²)
 - Land 10.7 sq mi (27.5 km²)
 - Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km²)
 - Urban 76.7 sq mi (196.4 km²)
 - Metro 1,019 sq mi (2,637 km²)
Elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 39,008
 - Density 3,645.6/sq mi (1,424.1/km²)
 - Urban 120,326
 - Urban Density 1,568.8/sq mi (612.7/km²)
 - Metro 257,619
 - Metro Density 252.8/sq mi (97.7/km²)
 - Demonym Hagerstonian
  [Urban figures are as of the 2000 U.S. Census.]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 21740-21749
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-36075
GNIS feature ID 0598385
Website: www.hagerstownmd.org

Hagerstown (pronounced /ˈheɪgɚztaʊn/[1]) is the county seat of Washington County[2], Maryland, United States. The population of the city proper as of a 2006 estimate by the United States Census Bureau is 39,008[3], and the total 2000 Urbanized Area population is 120,326 [4](~80,000 in MD). It is Western Maryland's largest city. Hagerstown is also Maryland's sixth largest city[5], but if the urban area was incorporated, it would be Maryland's second-most populous city. The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... Image File history File links Hagerstown_flag. ... Image File history File links Seal of Hagerstown, Maryland, This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Hagerstown anchors the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which lies just northwest of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the heart of the Great Appalachian Valley. The population of the metropolitan area in 2000 was 222,771 and the 2007 estimate is 261,198 (U.S. Rank 170). Greater Hagerstown is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the State of Maryland and among the fastest growing in the United States[6]. The Hagerstown Metropolitan Area, officially designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), constitutes the cities of Hagerstown, Maryland, Martinsburg, West Virginia, and surrounding areas in three counties: Washington County, Maryland, Berkeley County, West Virginia, and Morgan County... It has been suggested that National Capital Region (United States) be merged into this article or section. ... The Great Valley, also called the Great Appalachian Valley or Great Valley Region, is one of the major landform features of eastern North America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hagerstown, due to the large number of roads and other transit that cross in the city, is known as the Hub City. The nickname may also be applied to Hagerstown's status as the commercial and industrial hub for the Tri-State Area which includes much of Western Maryland, South Central Pennsylvania, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. South Central Pennsylvania is a region of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania that includes the fourteen counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, and York. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Eastern panhandle The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...

Contents

History

Founding

Hagerstown was founded in 1762 by Jonathan Hager, a volunteer Captain of Scouts during the French and Indian War. Hager has been called the "Father of Washington County" due to Hager having laid the groundwork for its separation from Frederick County, Maryland in 1776 and the subsequent creation of Hagerstown as the county seat. 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... For other uses, see 1776 (disambiguation). ...

The Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown City Park was once home to the city's founder, Jonathan Hager.
The Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown City Park was once home to the city's founder, Jonathan Hager.
Burnside Bridge, a site of heavy combat in the Battle of Antietam, which occurred just south of Hagerstown.

Image File history File links The Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. ... Image File history File links The Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. ... The Burnside Bridge The Burnside Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee Strength 87,000 45,000 Casualties 12,401 (2,108 killed, 9,540 wounded, 753 captured/missing) 10,316 (1,546 killed, 7,752 wounded, 1,018 captured/missing) The Battle of Antietam (also...

Civil War

Hagerstown's strategic location at the border between the North and the South made the city a primary staging area and supply center for four major campaigns during the Civil War. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


In 1861, General Robert Patterson’s troops used Hagerstown as a base to attack Virginia Rebels in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Robert Patterson ( January 12, 1792- August 7, 1881) was an Irish immigrant and a noted soldier and businessman from Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Eastern Theater operations in 1864 The Valley Campaigns of 1864 were American Civil War operations and battles that took place in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from May to October, 1864. ...


In the Maryland Campaign of 1862, General James Longstreet’s command occupied the town while en route to the Battle of South Mountain and Antietam. Confederate dead at Antietam The Maryland Campaign, or the Antietam Campaign, of September 1862 is widely considered one of the major turning points of the American Civil War. ... This article is about 1862 . ... James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War, the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his Old War Horse. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Ambrose Burnside William B. Franklin Robert E. Lee Strength 28,000 18,000 Casualties 2,325 (443 killed, 1,807 wounded, 75 missing) 2,685 (325 killed, 1560 wounded, 800 missing) The Battle of South Mountain (known... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee Strength 87,000 45,000 Casualties 12,401 (2,108 killed, 9,540 wounded, 753 captured/missing) 10,316 (1,546 killed, 7,752 wounded, 1,018 captured/missing) The Battle of Antietam (also...


In 1863, the city was the site of several military incursions and engagements as General Lee’s army invaded and retreated at the Gettysburg Campaign. Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Robert E. Lee (disambiguation). ... Meade and Lee of Gettysburg Gettysburg Campaign (through July 3); cavalry movements shown with dashed lines. ...


In 1864, Hagerstown was invaded by the Confederate Army under General Jubal Early. On Wednesday, July 6, Early sent 1,500 cavalry, commanded by Brigadier-General John McCausland, into Hagerstown to levy a ransom for $200,000 and a large amount of clothing, in retribution for Federal destruction of farms, feed and cattle in the Shenandoah Valley. McCausland misread the amount, and instead only collected $20,000. This is in contrast to neighboring Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, which McCausland razed on July 30 when the borough failed to supply the requested ransom of $500,000 in U.S. currency, or $100,000 in gold. 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia... For other uses, see Jubal Early (disambiguation). ... A Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army famous for the ransom of Hagerstown, Maryland and the razing of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. ... Animated map of secession, Civil War and re-admission:  States of the Union  Territories of the Union (including occupied territory)  States of the Confederacy  Territories claimed by Confederacy During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the twenty-three states of the United States... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... Chambersburg is a borough in Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Throughout the Civil War, private physicians and citizens of Hagerstown took care of men from both the North and South in a number of locations including the Franklin Hotel, Washington House, Lyceum, Hagerstown Male Academy, Key-Mar College, and a number of private residences.

Hagerstown Public Square circa 1900
Hagerstown Public Square circa 1900

The spread of smallpox from returning soldiers to their families and friends was a substantial problem during the war. The Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church volunteered the use of its church as a smallpox hospital when an epidemic spread throughout the town. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1607x1384, 1101 KB) Downtown Hagerstown Maryland circa 1900. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1607x1384, 1101 KB) Downtown Hagerstown Maryland circa 1900. ...


Following the war in 1872, Maryland and Virginia cooperated to re-enter Southern Confederate dead from their impromptu graves to cemeteries in Hagerstown, Frederick and Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Roughly 60% however, remained unidentified. In 1877, 15 years after the Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, approximately 2,800 Confederate dead from that battle were re-entered in Washington Confederate Cemetery and in Rosehill Cemetery in Hagerstown[7]. Shepherdstown is a town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 803 at the 2000 census. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee Strength 87,000 45,000 Casualties 12,401 (2,108 killed, 9,540 wounded, 753 captured/missing) 10,316 (1,546 killed, 7,752 wounded, 1,018 captured/missing) The Battle of Antietam (also... Sharpsburg is a town located in Washington County, Maryland. ...


Railroads

Hagerstown's nickname of the "Hub City" came from the large number of railroads (and roads) that served the city. Hagerstown was the center of the Western Maryland Railway and an important city on the Pennsylvania, Norfolk and Western, Baltimore and Ohio, and Hagerstown and Frederick Railroads. Currently, the city is a vital location on CSX, Norfolk Southern, and the Winchester and Western Railroads. The Western Maryland Railway ( AAR reporting mark WM) was an American Class I railroad which operated in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) (AAR reporting marks NW), a US class I railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. ... The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) was one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland, west to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia. ... CSX redirects here. ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ... The Winchester and Western Railroad is a railroad line that today operates between Gore and Winchester, Virginia. ...


Hagerstown was formerly served by the Hagerstown & Frederick Railway, an interurban trolley system, from 1896 to 1947. The Hagerstown & Frederick Railway, now defunct, was an American railroad of central Maryland built in the 19th and 20th centuries. ... An interurban, also called a radial railway in parts of Canada, is a streetcar line running between urban areas or from urban to rural areas. ... This article refers to the mass transit vehicle running on rails. ...


Little Heiskell

One of the most recognizable symbols of the city of Hagerstown is the weathervane known as "Little Heiskell." Named after the German tinsmith who crafted it in 1796, it stood atop the Market House first and City Hall second for a combined 166 years. It was moved from the Market House to City Hall in 1824. Image File history File links Little_heiskell. ... A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


During the American Civil War era, the weathervane gained its characteristic bullet hole from a Confederate sharpshooter. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia...


Finally in 1935, the original was retired to the Museum of the Washington County Historical Society, later to be moved to its present display in the Jonathan Hager House. An exact replica has replaced it atop City Hall. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...


The weathervane has also been depicted in the city's annual Mummers Day Parade by Mr. Charles Harry Rittenhouse, Sr. sporting all of the necessary accoutrements of a German Mercenary Soldier. For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ...


Aviation heritage

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." For other uses, see Fairchild (disambiguation). ...


Fairchild moved to Hagerstown in 1931 after Sherman Fairchild purchased a majority stock interest in Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company of Hagerstown in 1929. Among Fairchild's products during World War II were PT-19/PT-23/PT-26 (Cornell) and AT-21 trainers, C-82 "Packet" cargo planes and missiles. At its height in World War II, Fairchild employed directly and indirectly up to 80% of Hagerstown's workforce or roughly 10,000 people.


In the postwar era, Fairchild continued to produce aircraft in Hagerstown such as C-123 Provider, Fairchild F-27 and Fairchild Hiller FH-227, FH-1100, C-26 Metroliner, UC-26 Metroliner, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the T-46 jet trainer. However, all production ceased in Hagerstown in 1984 and the company moved elsewhere. Presently, the company is based in San Antonio, Texas and after a series of mergers and buyouts, is known as M7 Aerospace. San Antonio redirects here. ... M7 Aerospace is the successor organization to Fairchild-Dornier Aviation, having bought much of that firms assets out of bankruptcy. ...


The Hagerstown Aviation Museum shows many of these original aircraft. Among the ones on display are: 1939 F24/UC-61C, 1945 C-82A, 1943 PT-19A, and the 1953 C-119[8]. The museum is located near Hagerstown Regional Airport in the airport's former terminal. Hagerstown Regional Airport (IATA: HGR, ICAO: KHGR), also known as Richard A. Henson Field, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) north of the central business district (CBD) of Hagerstown, in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The airport is in western Maryland off of Interstate 81, not far from...


Hagerstown is also the birthplace of Salisbury, Maryland-based Piedmont Airlines which started out as Henson Aviation. It was founded by Richard A. Henson in 1931. Today, Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A. Henson Field is named as such in honor of the airlines' founder. Nickname: Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Government  - Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area  - City 29. ... Piedmont Airlines is a regional airline operating for US Airways Express. ... Hagerstown Regional Airport (IATA: HGR, ICAO: KHGR), also known as Richard A. Henson Field, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) north of the central business district (CBD) of Hagerstown, in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The airport is in western Maryland off of Interstate 81, not far from...


Today, only small to medium-sized aviation companies remain in the area. Two notable names include Northrop Grumman California Microwaves, which manufactures airline equipment in its Hagerstown facility, and Sierra Nevada Corporation, a defense electronics engineering and manufacturing contractor. The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ...


Geography

Location and topography

Hagerstown is located at 39°38′34″N, 77°43′12″W (39.642771, -77.719954)[9].


The city is approximately 70 miles (112 km) northwest of Washington, District of Columbia, 72 miles (115 km) west-northwest of Baltimore, Maryland, and 74 miles (118 km) southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hagerstown is located south of the Mason-Dixon Line and north of the Potomac River in a part of the Great Appalachian Valley known regionally as Cumberland Valley and locally as Hagerstown Valley. The community also lies within close proximity of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Natural landscape around Hagerstown consists of low, rolling hills and rich, fertile land that is well-suited for farming that is typical of Mid-Atlantic states. “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... ... Baltimore redirects here. ... This article is about the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... For the fictional character, see Mason Dixon (Rocky Balboa character). ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Counties comprising The Cumberland Valley Region The Cumberland Valley is a geographic region that lies between South Mountain and the Ridge and Valley Province of central Pennsylvania and western Maryland, United States. ... Hagerstown Valley is located in Maryland in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America, located in the northeastern section of the country, includes the following states and district: Delaware Maryland New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. West Virginia Virginia These areas provided the young United States with heavy industry and served as...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.6 km²), of which, 10.7 square miles (27.6 km²) of it is land and 0.09% is water. Major waterways within Hagerstown include Hamilton Run and Antietam Creek that are tributaries of the Potomac River. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Climate

Hagerstown is situated in the transition between the humid subtropical climate zone and the humid continental climate zone (Köppen Dfa), with hot, humid summers and moderately cold winters. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ...

Hagerstown, Maryland weather
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °F (°C) 41
(5)
44
(6)
51
(10)
65
(18)
75
(23)
83
(28)
88
(31)
85
(29)
78
(25)
68
(20)
53
(11)
42
(5)
64
(17)
Avg low temperature °F (°C) 25
(-3)
27
(-2)
31
(0)
43
(6)
51
(10)
59
(15)
63
(17)
61
(16)
54
(12)
45
(7)
34
(1)
26
(-3)
43
(6)
Rainfall in. (cm) 2.7
(6)
2.6
(6)
3.5
(8)
3
(7)
3.7
(9)
3.5
(8)
3.5
(8)
3.8
(9)
2.8
(7)
2.5
(6)
2.9
(7)
2.8
(7)
37.2
(94)
Snowfall in. (cm) 4.9
(12)
3.7
(9)
6
(15)
0.4
(1)
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Demographics

As of the U.S. census[10] of 2000, there were 36,687 people, 15,849 households, and 9,081 families residing in the city. A July 2006 estimate shows Hagerstown having 39,008 people, an increase of 6.3% from the year 2000. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


For Census 2000, the population density was 3,441.5 people per square mile (1,328.8/km²). There were 17,089 housing units at an average density of 1,603.1/sq mi (619.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.95% White, 10.15% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population. There were 17,154 males and 19,533 females residing in the city.[11] 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 15,849 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.[12]


The median income for a household in the city was $30,796, and the median income for a family was $38,149. Males had a median income of $31,200 versus $22,549 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,153. About 15.1% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.[13] The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Mayor

The current mayor of Hagerstown is Robert E. Bruchey II.


Representative body

The representative body of Hagerstown is known as the City Council. Among its members are: Martin E. Brubaker, Kelly S. Cromer, Lewis C. Metzner, Penny May Nigh, and Alesia Parson-McBean.


Economy

Once primarily an industrial town, Hagerstown's economy depended heavily on railroad transportation and manufacturing, notably of aircraft, trucks, automobiles, textiles, and furniture. Today, the city has a diversified, stable business environment with modern service companies in various fields as well as continued strength in manufacturing and transportation in railroads and highways. Surrounding Hagerstown, there has been and continues to be a strong agricultural presence while tourism, especially with respect to the retail sector, also shines in the local economy.


Major companies

  • Citigroup
  • Phoenix Color
  • EarthData
  • FedEx Ground
  • Unilever "Heartbrand" Ice Cream
  • Volvo Powertrain
  • First Data
  • Review & Herald Publishing
  • Sealy
  • Macro Retail
  • Staples
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Maryland Paper
  • Lenox
  • JLG Industries
  • Brethren Mutual Insurance
  • Susquehanna Bank
  • NetConn Solutions
  • RadioShack
  • Intelsat
  • Horizon Goodwill Industries
  • Bowman Development
  • Northrop Grumman California Microwaves
  • Wolters Kluwer Health

Healthcare

Shopping

Hagerstown-Washington County boasts one of the highest densities of retail in the country[14].


Hagerstown has 2 major shopping malls:

  • Valley Mall, anchored by Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, The Bon-Ton, Old Navy, Toys R Us, and Regal Cinemas 16.
  • Prime Outlets Hagerstown, a 100+ store outlet mall which attracts visitors from Washington and Baltimore as well as nearby counties.

Other significant shopping centers/areas include:

  • Garland Groh Blvd.- Wal-Mart Supercenter, Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods, Circuit City, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Bed Bath and Beyond, Office Max, Marshalls, A.C. Moore, Border's Books and Music, Five Below, and Best Buy.
  • Wesel Blvd./Halfway Blvd./Massey Blvd./Cole Rd.- Kmart, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, Tractor Supply, Wonder Book & Video, Staples, Value City Furniture, Furniture & More, Sam's Club, Office Depot, Lowe's, Petco, David's Bridal, Michael's Craft, Target, and Kohl's.
  • South End/Town Center- Aaron's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Big Lots, and Tuesday Morning.
  • Longmeadow/Leitersburg Pike- Ashley Furniture, PA Dutch Market, Lowe's, and Hagerstown Cinemas 10.
  • Dual Hwy.- Home Furniture Direct, Wonder Book & Video, Super Shoes, and Reliable Furniture.

Transportation

Major highways

  • Maryland Route 58
  • Maryland Route 60
  • Maryland Route 64
  • Maryland Route 65
  • Maryland Route 144
  • Maryland Route 632

Image File history File links I-81. ... Interstate 81 (abbreviated I-81) is an interstate highway in the eastern part of the United States. ... Image File history File links I-70. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Image File history File links US_40. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_11. ... U.S. Route 11 is a north-south United States highway extending 1,645 miles[1] (2,647 km) across the eastern United States. ... Image File history File links Alt_plate. ... Image File history File links US_40. ... Highways in Maryland Numbered highways State highways - Minor state highways U.S. Highway 40 Alternate (Alt US 40) is a discontiguous east-west United States highway following the route of the National Pike through Maryland. ... Image File history File links MD_Route_65. ... Image File history File links MD_Route_144. ... Maryland State Highway 144 consists of six former sections of U.S. Route 40 existing in Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Howard, and Baltimore counties and in Baltimore City. ... Image File history File links MD_Route_632. ...

Public transit

This article is about the US bus line. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... This article is about the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Hagerstown Regional Airport (IATA: HGR, ICAO: KHGR), also known as Richard A. Henson Field, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) north of the central business district (CBD) of Hagerstown, in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The airport is in western Maryland off of Interstate 81, not far from... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The West Wing, see NSF Thurmont (The West Wing). ... PIT redirects here. ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... Harrisburg International Airport (IATA: MDT, ICAO: KMDT) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Harrisburg, a city in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA. The airport code MDT is a reference to the surrounding community of Middletown, which is a suburb of... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Color enhanced USGS satellite image of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, taken April 26, 2002. ... Location of Martinsburg in West Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State West Virginia County Berkeley Mayor George Karos Area    - City 13. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... MARC, prior to 1984 known as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, D.C., when it opened in 1907. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: , Country State County Frederick Founded 1745 Government  - Mayor William J. Holtzinger (R)  - Board of Alderman Marcia Hall (D) Alan E. Imhoff (R) David P. Koontz (D) Donna K. Ramsburg (D) C. Paul Smith (R) Area  - Total 20. ...

Culture

Washington Monument State Park is the first structure in the United States to honor George Washington, the 'father of our country.'
Washington Monument State Park is the first structure in the United States to honor George Washington, the 'father of our country.'

Front view of the Washington Monument located in the Washington Monument State Park in Washington County, Maryland. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ...

Historical sites

Hagerstown's location at the center of the so-called Historic Highlands makes it an ideal starting point for touring, especially with respect to the Civil War. Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest single day in American history, is located in nearby Sharpsburg, Maryland. South Mountain State Battlefield is also located in Washington County in Boonsboro, Maryland. Gettysburg, Monocacy, and Harpers Ferry battlefields are all located within a 30 minute drive of Hagerstown. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Antietam National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service in Sharpsburg, Maryland, along Antietam Creek. ... Sharpsburg is a town located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Ambrose Burnside William B. Franklin Robert E. Lee Strength 28,000 18,000 Casualties 2,325 (443 killed, 1,807 wounded, 75 missing) 2,685 (325 killed, 1560 wounded, 800 missing) The Battle of South Mountain (known... Boonsboro lies nestled at the foot of South Mountain in Washington County, Maryland. ... Gettysburg Map The Gettysburg Battlefield was the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1 to July 3, 1863, in and around the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Adams County, which had approximately 2,400 residents at the time. ... Monocacy National Battlefield, is a unit of the National Park Service, the site of the Battle of Monocacy Junction in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864. ... Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. ...


Fort Frederick State Park, which features a restored fort used in the French and Indian War, is west of the city in nearby Big Pool, Maryland. Fort Frederick State Park is a Maryland state park surrounding the restored Fort Frederick, a fort from the French and Indian War. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and...


Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro pays tribute to the country's first president, George Washington. It is the oldest structure to honor the 'father of our country.' Front view of the Washington Monument located in the Washington Monument State Park in Washington County, Maryland. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ...

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown City Park.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown City Park.

Parks and museums

Within the city, there are numerous parks including Hagerstown City Park, which is home to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Mansion House Art Gallery, Western Maryland 202 Locomotive Display and Museum, and the Hager House and Museum (once home of Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown). Outside of the Park, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum features exhibits of Hagerstown's early railroad history. Western Maryland 202 is a retired 4-6-2 steam locomotive displayed in City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland. ... The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum located at 300 South Burhans Boulevard, Hagerstown, Maryland, has exhibits relating to local railroad history and model railroads. ...


Discovery Station is a hands-on learning environment for all ages featuring science, technology, space exploration, history, geology, health, agricultural and transportation exhibits in numerous galleries and display areas, including the Hagerstown Aviation Museum and the Betty Clopper Early Childhood Gallery. The museum is located in a historic bank building across from the Washington County Courthouse. The original bank housed the Federal Depository during the Civil War. Visitors can enter the main vault and examine its mammoth leaded glass door and mechanisms. With its white marble exterior and soaring palladium windows, the building is one of the most architecturally significant in downtown Hagerstown.


Hagerstown is also home to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is a National Park Service_managed National Historical Park in northern Maryland that was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961. ...


Theatre and arts

Hagerstown is home to the Maryland Theatre, a symphony house which plays host to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the annual Miss Maryland Beauty Pageant. The city also has the Washington County Playhouse, a traditional dinner theatre. A new Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will be opening soon as a magnet school for gifted art students in Downtown Hagerstown's new Arts and Entertainment District. The Maryland Theatre is located in Hagerstown, Maryland, and was built in 1915, partially destroyed by fire in 1974, and reopened in 1978. ... The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra in Hagerstown, Maryland. ... The Miss Maryland USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Maryland in the Miss USA pageant. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ...


Annual events

Walking path through willows in Hagerstown City Park.
Walking path through willows in Hagerstown City Park.

Downtown Hagerstown recently has enjoyed a resurgence and now hosts several popular annual events. The city draws thousands every year to the Western Maryland Blues Fest, which features blues artists from around the country. The popular Augustoberfest celebrates Hagerstown's German heritage. And the annual Alsatia Mummers' Parade happens to be the largest nighttime Halloween parade on the East Coast. The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ...


Fairgrounds Park features recreational facilities such as the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex and hosts various events throughout the year like Hagerstown's First Annual Hispanic Festival held earlier in September of 2007[15].


Professional sports

Hagerstown is home to the Hagerstown Suns minor-league baseball team. The Suns play in the South Atlantic League and are a Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They play in Municipal Stadium. League South Atlantic League Division Northern Division Year founded 1981 Major League affiliation Washington Nationals Home ballpark Municipal Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Hagerstown, Maryland Current uniform colors black, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design A baseball wearing a black cap and sunglasses superimposed over an orange sunburst. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... Class A can refer to: Class A war criminal - see war crime. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... Municipal Stadium is a stadium in Hagerstown, Maryland. ...


Just outside the city to the west is Hagerstown Speedway, a nationally known dirt-track racing venue. To the southeast of Hagerstown is Mason-Dixon Dragway, another professional racing track.


Media

Print

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Radio

Hagerstown shares a radio market, the 166th largest in the United States, with Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania[16]. The following box contains all of the radio stations in the area: This is a list of radio Markets in the United States ranked by Arbitron . ... Waynesboro is a small town in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 78 miles (126 km) northwest of Baltimore, Maryland Waynesboro had been chiefly an industrial town in the early years of the twentieth century. ...

The following radio stations broadcast from Pennsylvania. ...

Television

Hagerstown is the base for four television stations and shares a Designated Market Area, the ninth largest in the United States, with Washington, D.C. The box below contains all networks in the media market including a separate section for Hagerstown and its immediate surrounding area: A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... Map of United States Designated Market Areas (DMAs). ...

Education

High schools

Public high schools

(Administered by Washington County Public Schools)

In addition, many Hagerstown students attend the following: North Hagerstown High School is located at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Hagerstown, Maryland. ... South Hagerstown High School is located at 1101 South Potomac Street, in Hagerstown, Maryland. ...

Private high schools

  • Broadfording Academy
  • Grace Academy
  • Heritage Academy
  • Highland View Academy
  • St. James School
  • Truth Christian Academy
  • St. Maria Goretti High School

Boonsboro lies nestled at the foot of South Mountain in Washington County, Maryland. ... Clear Spring High School is a high school (grades 9 to 12) in Clear Spring, Washington County, Maryland. ... Clear Spring is a town located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Smithsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States. ... Conococheague Street in Williamsport in 2007 Williamsport is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States. ... Saint Maria Goretti High School is a private school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. ...

Colleges and universities

  • Hagerstown Community College
  • University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, a branch of the University of Maryland offering various associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in connection with other state colleges and universities in Maryland.

Kaplan College is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States and is a subsidiary of Kaplan Inc. ... For other uses: see Mount St Marys (disambiguation). ... Established in January 2005, the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown is a facility located in Hagerstown, Maryland that offers career-oriented higher education courses to residents of Hagerstown and its surrounding region. ...

Notable residents and natives

  • See People from Hagerstown.

Sister cities and municipal partnerships

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Wesel (IPA: ) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Hagerstown is the name of two places in the United States of America: Hagerstown, Indiana Hagerstown, Maryland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...

Metropolitan area

Main article: Hagerstown Metropolitan Area

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA covers three counties: The Hagerstown Metropolitan Area, officially designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), constitutes the cities of Hagerstown, Maryland, Martinsburg, West Virginia, and surrounding areas in three counties: Washington County, Maryland, Berkeley County, West Virginia, and Morgan County...

The Primary Cities are Hagerstown, MD and Martinsburg, WV. There are many smaller populated communities like Halfway, MD, Paramount-Long Meadow, MD, Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD, Robinwood, MD, Maugansville, MD, Boonsboro, MD, Smithsburg, MD, Williamsport, MD, Falling Waters, WV, Hedgesville, WV, Inwood, WV and Berkeley Springs, WV. Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Berkeley County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Halfway is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Paramount-Long Meadow is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Fountainhead-Orchard Hills is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Maryland, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 3,844. ... Robinwood is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Maugansville is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Boonsboro lies nestled at the foot of South Mountain in Washington County, Maryland. ... Smithsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States. ... Conococheague Street in Williamsport in 2007 Williamsport is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States. ... Falling Waters is an unincorporated town on the Potomac River in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... Hedgesville is a town in Berkeley County in the U.S. state of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. ... Inwood is a census-designated place located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... Bath (Berkeley Springs) is a town in Morgan County, West Virginia. ...


The metropolitan area's population in 2000 was 222,771. The 2007 estimate is 261,198, making Greater Hagerstown the 170th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The growth rate from 2000-2007 is +17.2%, the 46th highest among metropolitan areas in the entire country and the highest in Maryland (and in West Virginia)[17]. The growth is mostly due to the influx of people from Washington, D.C. and, to a lesser extent, Baltimore, MD.


References

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  4. ^ USA Urbanized Areas: 2000 Ranked by Population (465 Areas), Demographia, 2000. Retrieved 2007.
  5. ^ Maryland by Place - GCT-T1-R. Population Estimates (geographies ranked by estimate), U.S. Census Bureau, 2006. Retrieved 2007.
  6. ^ U.S. Metropolitan Areas by Population and Growth, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2008.
  7. ^ The Crossroads of the Civil War - Hagerstown, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Civil War, Retrieved 2007.
  8. ^ Fairchild Aircraft, Retrieved 2007.
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    Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data
    Geographic Area: Hagerstown city, Maryland. Census 2000 Gateway. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  12. ^ QT-P1. Age Groups and Sex: 2000
    Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data
    Geographic Area: Hagerstown city, Maryland. Census 2000 Gateway. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  13. ^ DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
    Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 4 (SF 4) - Sample Data
    Geographic Area: Hagerstown city, Maryland. Census 2000 Gateway. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  14. ^ Tom Riford, Hagerstown area called a Retail Mecca, The Herald-Mail ONLINE, Published Thursday January 6, 2005, Retrieved 2007.
  15. ^ Kaitlin McCarthy, First Ever Hispanic Festival Takes Off In Washington County, Your4State.com, Published Sunday September 16, 2007, Retrieved November 2007.
  16. ^ Market Ranks and Schedules 151-200, Arbitron, Fall 2007, Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  17. ^ U.S. Metropolitan Areas by Population and Growth, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2008.

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External links

  • City of Hagerstown Website
  • Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor's Bureau
  • Hagerstown-Washington Co. CVB: African American Heritage Guide
  • Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
  • Hagerstown Suns
  • The Herald-Mail
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
  • Jonathan Hager House
  • Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
  • Discovery Station at Hagerstown
  • Hagerstown Aviation Museum
  • Western Maryland Public Libraries' History Online
  • University System of Maryland at Hagerstown
  • Hagerstown Community College
  • Jews in Mid-19th Century Hagerstown
  • Plaza Hotel, Hagerstown, MD
  • Hagerstown, Maryland is at coordinates 39°38′34″N 77°43′12″W / 39.642771, -77.719954 (Hagerstown, Maryland)Coordinates: 39°38′34″N 77°43′12″W / 39.642771, -77.719954 (Hagerstown, Maryland)

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