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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.

THIS COUNTY IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!!

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

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
November 2013: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Gary Wysocki

July 2013:
Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
Feb 2013: Quincy A. Brooks - Transcribed by Jan Grant

BIOGRAPHIES

  • 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.

CEMETERIES

CENSUS AND TAX RECORDS

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

DEATHS

HISTORY

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

MARRIAGE

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

Boroughs and Census Designated Places

Allenport

Charleroi

Eighty Four (a village)

Houston

Speers

Baidland

Claysville

Elco

Long Branch

Stockdale

Beallsville

Coal Center

Ellsworth

Marianna

Thompsonville

Bentleyville

Cokeburg

Finleyville

Midway

Twilight

Burgettstown

Cokeburg

Fredericktown

Millsboro

Washington  

California

Deemston

Green Hills

Monongahela

West Alexander

Canonsburg

Donora

Gastonville

New Eagle

West Brownsville

Centerville

Dunlevy

McGovern

North Charleroi

West Middletown

Cecil-Bishop

East Washington

McMurray

Roscoe

Wickerham Manor-Fisher

Wolfdale

   

Townships

Amwell Township Cross Creek Township Independence Township Nottingham Township Union Township
Blaine Township Donegal Township Jefferson Township Peters Township West Bethlehem Township
Buffalo Township East Bethlehem Township Morris Township Robinson Township West Finley Township
Canton Township East Finley Township Mount Pleasant Township Smith Township West Pike Run Township
Carroll Township Fallowfield Township North Bethlehem Township Somerset Township  
Cecil Township Hanover Township North Franklin Township South Franklin Township  
Chartiers Township Hopewell Township North Strabane Township South Strabane Township  

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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