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Welcome to Hagerstown ...

The city of Hagerstown is located in Washington County<1> and is the County Seat for Washington County.

When the people of Hagerstown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hagerstowner<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hagerstown has a population of 39,995 people<3> (see below for details).

Hagerstown was established in 1762.

In the past, Hagerstown was named Hager's TownGoing back to its beginning, The community of Hagerstown was originally named Elizabethtown. For more information about the names of Hagerstown, see The Names of Hagerstown on our Genealogy Page.

Hagerstown is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Hagerstown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Hagerstown: (301) and (240)<5>

The ZIP codes for Hagerstown: 21740-21742, 21746-21749<6>

Websites for Hagerstown ...

Official Website:   www.hagerstownmd.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hagerstown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hagerstown had an population of 39,995 people. This is an increase of 0.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hagerstown had a population of 39,662 people (which is 26.9% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Hagerstown the county's most populous community.

The population of Hagerstown represents 0.69% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,662 people, the population of Hagerstown increased 8.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 36,687 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hagerstown.

Communities Also Named Hagerstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Hagerstown - they are located in Indiana and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hagerstown.

Communities near Hagerstown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hagerstown.

  • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Hagerstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<8>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Hagerstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<8>
  • Thurmont [Frederick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmont
    • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Hagerstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<8>
  • Middletown [Frederick County]
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    • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Hagerstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Hagerstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<8>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Hagerstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<8>
    • Boonsboro [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
      • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Hagerstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<8>
    • Smithsburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithsburg
      • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Hagerstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithsburg<8>
    • Williamsport [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
      • Williamsport [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Hagerstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<8>
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Hagerstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hagerstown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hagerstown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hagerstown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hagerstown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hagerstown. Our list includes 54 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hagerstown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hagerstown ...

Looking for more information about Hagerstown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hagerstown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hagerstown.

Adding Hagerstown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hagerstown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hagerstown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hagerstown on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hagerstown on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Maryland

About Washington County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hagerstown: www.hagerstownmd.org/

The official website for Washington County: www.washco-md.net/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hagerstown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hagerstown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hagerstown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hagerstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hagerstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hagerstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hagerstown includes: 21740, 21741, 21746, 21747, 21748 & 21749.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hagerstown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hagerstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HagerstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hagerstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6420, Longitude: -77.7203    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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