stars stand for the nine incorporated towns in Washington County. The
larger star is for Hagerstown, our County Seat, while the small
stars represent Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hancock,
Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg and Williamsport.
addition, the colors used in the design are meaningful. The
green background indicates agriculture, the mountains and wooded
areas - a green and pleasant land in which to live. The
blue portion of the background depicts the Potomac River and
other streams and bodies of water. It also reminds us of
our industry and transportation because water power first turned
our wheels of industry and carried our goods and travelers. Water
was the magnet that drew early settlers to this valley. Thus
you can say it nurtured the roots of our County. The red
stands for the blood shed by our good citizens over the years
for the cause of freedom.
heritage that our flag illustrates is one rich in meaning and
courage. We feel this portrays not only Washington County
and its people of the past, but Washington County and its people,
present and future.