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 Washington County  was created on March 28, 1781 from part of Westmoreland County. Its county seat is Washington. Both the county and the city are named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.


If you have the desire to help transcribe genealogical data and place it online for the free use of all researchers, contact Kim to become a host. Volunteer Information is available here.

This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.

 Washington County Data Online

Recent Updates

July 2015: Bell Marriage Records

October 2014: Weather News: 1830 Tornado Destroys Homes and Armstrong Family Killed
Sept 2014: Bio: Jacob D Hathaway
May 2014: News: Graham Factory Destroyed by Fire; Bio: BOYLHARD John A - Transcribed by Rhonda Hill
March 2014: Obituaries: Talmadge Hazlett Jennings, Julia Josephine Kinder Jennings, Sarah Rebecca Reeves McIlvain Rigg, Jonathan Wallace Winnett - Submitted by Allen Bankson
February 2014: Obits: Mary Ellen Winnett Hartman, Mark Allison Rigg, Sr. - Contributed by Allen Bankson


  • Biographies:  
  • Washington County Pennsylvania Biography Index  Carol Parris has offered to transcribe the bios from the  History of Washington County, Pennsylvania by Earle R. Forrest, Chicago, S. J. Clark Publishing Company, 1926 Vol. 1-3  Contact Carol Parrish and she'll transcribe it for you. There are several biographies online and linked in the index.



  • Census Records:   Mitchell Census Records - donated by Margaret Gagliardi:



Carol has offered to  look up names and transcribe the bios from the "History of Washington County, PA" Contact Carol Parrish






Surrounding Counties

Beaver County (north)

Allegheny County (northeast)

Westmoreland County (east)

Fayette County (southeast)

Greene County (south)

Marshall County, West Virginia (southwest)

Ohio County, West Virginia (west)

Brooke County, West Virginia (west)

Hancock County, West Virginia (northwest)

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