Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
Created: September 6, 1776
Hagerstown 1776 – present
County Courthouse – Hagerstown
Location: 95 West Washington Street / Summit Avenue
Built: 1872 – 1874
Architect: Henry A Simms and James F Simms of Philadelphia
Contractor: Robert C Thornburg
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and brownstone structure. The north front has a slightly projecting center section with entrance on the first story having a small stone pediment above. The center section rises above the roof line and has a mansard roof. A horizontal cornice runs between the first and second stories. The windows are arched with higher windows along the second story. On each corner are square towers with mansard roofs.
Note: The second courthouse was constructed in 1818 to 1822. The architect was Benjamin H Latrobe and the contractor was Thomas Harbaugh. The courthouse burned on December 6, 1871 and was rebuilt in 1872 to 1874.
County Courts Building – Hagerstown
Location: 24 Summit Avenue / West Washington Street
Built: 1961 – 1963
Description: The building faces west and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on the south side of the courthouse. The west front has three vertical pillars with a recessed entrance with windows above on the second and third stories. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1992. The architect was J C Burrey and the contractor was Morgan-Keller, Inc.
E – Frederick County
W – Alleghany County
County Courts Building
Photos taken 2012