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Washington County Firsts

Washington County Firsts

During Maryland's first state convention on September 6, 1776, Washington County, Maryland was born. This mountainess county has had some pretty spectacular historical firsts and some rather famous attractions that have noteworthy imprints toward our nation's outgrowth.
Out of the thirty-one counties in the United States, Washington County, Maryland was the first to be named after our first president, George Washington.
In the second oldest almanac, J. Gruber's Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack, Washington County's agricultural roots are noted.
Fort Frederick is the only remaining fort from the French and Indian War.
Residents of Boonsboro during 1827, constructed the first monument in memory of George Washington.
The first recorded bucket brigade for fire fighting began in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1790.
Abolitionist John Brown camped out at the Kennedy farm in Pleasant Valley, now a national landmark, plotted his attack on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, which took place on October 16, 1859.
In 1905, under the leadership of Mary Titcomb, the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown launched the world's first bookmobile, a horse-drawn book wagon.
This same library became the first chartered county library in the nation in 1898.

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