County Appeals Board
James E. Warner, Chairperson, 1986; Paul L.
Shortall, Sr., 1985; Edzel L. Turner, 1985;
Douglas G. Phillips, 1986; Mildred Parrott,
1987; Phillip E. Councell, alternate, 1985.
Historic District Commission
Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Allen Baynard, Chairperson
District Forestry Board
John E. Brodie; Sidney H. Dickson; William
B. Ewing; Earl J. Hutchison. Terms expire
Public Works Advisory Board
Public Works Director
Willson H. Tull, Sr.
Electrical Examiners Board
Oliver Marshall, Chairperson
William H. Corkran, Jr., Chairperson
Liquor Control Board
W. Francis Callahan, Chairperson, 1987;
Mrs. Earl M. Clague, 1985; James L. Daf-
Oystermen's Tongers Advisory Committee
Richard A. Layman, Chairperson; Robert C.
Haddaway; Robert R. Hambleton; Richard
Lednum, Sr.; Earl Buddy Wharton.
Oystermen's Dredgers Advisory Committee
Wade Murphy, Chairperson
Extension and Soil Conservation Services
Jean A. Greene, County Director; Barbara E.
Jeffries; Donald E. Osbum; K. Marc Tef-
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
Donald Bridges (County appointee). Chair-
person; William Beaven, 1985; Norman J.
Fike, 1986; William E. Sharp, Jr., 1988;
Allen Baynard, 1989; Donald E. Osbum,
Extension Agent, Secretary (non-voting). Paul
M. Petrichenko, District Conservationist.
County Seat: Hagerstown 21740
Origin: The county was created from Frederick
County by resolve of the Constitutional
Convention of 1776.
Name: Named for George Washington.
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws of
Washington County (1984).
Area: 467.07 sq. miles (454.97 land, 12.10 water)
Population. 1900: 45,133; 1950: 78,886; 1960:
91,219; 1970: 103,829; 1980: 113,086.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Hagerstown (34,132), Boonsboro (1,908),
Hancock (1,887), Williamsport (1,867)
Principal Unincorporated Places (1980 census):
Halfway (8,639), Bridgeport (3,626), Cascade-
Voter Registration, Oct. 8, 1984. Democrat:
29,256; Republican: 20,972; Other Parties: 31;
Decline to Affiliate: 3,377; Total: 53,636.
Per Capita Income (1980): $7,706
State Forests: Green Ridge (31,347 acres)
State Parks: Fort Frederick (561 acres), Fort
Tonoloway (26 acres), Gathland (135 acres),
Greenbrier (1,274), Washington Monument (126
Colleges/Universities: Hagerstown Business
College, Hagerstown; Hagerstown Junior
Museums/Historical Societies: Washington
County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park,
Hagerstown 21740; Washington County
Historical Society, P. 0. Box 1281, Hagerstown