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This was the first county in the United States to be named for the Revolutionary
War general (and later President of the United States) George Washington. Its county seat is Hagerstown.
The western part of Maryland (including the present Washington County) was incorporated into Prince George's County
in 1696. This county included six current counties, and by repeated splitting, new ones were generated. The first
was Frederick from Prince George's in 1748.
Washington County was formed in 1776 by the splitting of Frederick County. At the same time, another county, Montgomery
County, was also split off from Frederick County and named for another general, Richard Montgomery.
Washington County as created included the areas later to become Allegany County (split off in 1789) and Garrett
County (included in Allegany County when it was split off in 1789, later split from Allegany County), so included
the entire westernmost part of the state of Maryland.