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Proximity to excellent rail service and nation-spanning highways provide easy access to two-thirds of the nation’s population overnight.

Geographic Features

  • Washington County’s entire southern border is comprised of the Potomac River which eventually empties into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Washington County has limestone and shale geology which has led to an abundance of related industries such as brick making and quarries.
  • The east side of the County is bounded by South Mountain.
  • A fertile Hagerstown Valley area comprises the center of the County and has led to a rich tradition of agriculture still supported today.

Washington County, Maryland is represented by nine (9) municipalities. Eight (8) are incorporated towns and one (1) city which is the City of Hagerstown. As shown on the map, the nine (9) communities that represent Washington County are: 

Major Cities by Distance

Atlanta, Georgia
642 Miles
Baltimore, Maryland
71 Miles
Boston, Massachusetts
451 Miles
Chicago, Illinois
614 Miles
New York, New York
239 Miles
Norfolk, Virginia
252 Miles
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
152 Miles
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
156 Miles
Richmond, Virginia
156 Miles
Washington, D.C.
68 Miles

Find The Ideal Location For Your Company

The Property Search Database contains a wide variety of available properties in Washington County.

The GIS Mapping Tool offers a map-based view of available properties as well as local resources such as schools, parks, railroads, and town/county boundaries and more.

Search for Available Buildings or Sites

Department of Business Development

Washington County Administration Complex
100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Suite 1401

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 240-313-2280
TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!