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"Hagerstown, a city, the capital of Washington co, Md., on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, 22 miles S. of Chambersburg, Pa., 22 miles N.W. of Frederick, and 84 miles W.N.W. of Baltimore, with which it is connected by the Western Maryland Railroad. It is also the N. terminus 'the Washington County Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. It has a court-house, 2 national banks, 1 other bank, 15 churches, 2 high schools, a seminary for ladies, several machine-shops, flour-mills, carriage-shops, and manufactures of bricks, pottery, leather, &c. Four daily and 4 weekly newspapers are published here. Pop. in 1890, 10,118."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott



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  • 1794 - Hagerstown - In 1794 government forces arrested 150 citizens during a draft riot which was staged by protesters in response to the Whiskey Rebellion.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Hagerstown
    Hagkrstown, a thriving town, capital of Washington county, Maryland, near the W. bank of Antietam creek, 9 miles from the Potomac river, 20 miles N....Read MORE...


  • 1864 - Hagerstown and Frederick held for ransom by Confederates

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  • News 1870 - In the new Lutheran church at Hagerstown, Md., a large hand is painted on the wall in the vestibule, pointing down to a spittoon with the inscription, "Please leave your tobacco there."

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 8, 1870

  • News 1871 - MARYLAND. A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE RAGING IN HAGERSTOWN.
    HAGERSTOWN, Dec. 7 1 A. M. — Last evening at ten o’clock a fire broke out in the business house of Rollins & Burbank, agricultural implement dealers, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - The death of William T. Hamilton, formerly Governor and United States Senator, occurred on the 26th at his home in Hagerstown, Md.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888

  • News 1892 - Three Killed In A Wreck. Train men Crushed to Death in a Collision With a Sand Bank.
    Special to The Inquirer.
    Hagerstown, Sept. 14. - The north bound passenger vestibule limited from New Orleans to Washington consisting of engine,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hagerstown
    Hagerstown, a city, the capital of Washington co, Md., on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, 22 miles S. of Chambersburg, Pa., 22 miles N.W. of...Read MORE...


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    Broadway
  • News 1912 - HAIR IN BLAZE
    Hagerstown - Mrs. Benj. Lewis had a narrow escape from being seriously burned at her home. She struck a match to light an oil stove and the head of...Read MORE...


  • Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
    So. Patomic Street
  • 1916
    Hagerstown, a city, the capital of Washington co., Md., on the Cumberland Valley and other railroads, 22 miles NW. of Frederick. It has machine- and...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - LEAVE BURNING SCHOOL
    Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 6. - The Washington County boy's High School building here was damaged by fire yesterday afternoon. A thousand pupils, trained...Read MORE...


  • News 1923 - Hagerstown, Md., Struck By Lightning. Jun. 1923 - Reporter Struck By Lightning And Instantly Killed
    (International News Service) Hagerstown, Md., June 4. – Samuel ABRECHT, 21, a reporter of the News-Post of Frederick, was instantly killed when...Read MORE...


  • Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
    New City Hall
  • 1968 - March 8 - 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Md)

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    March 8, 1968



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  • 1794 - Hagerstown - In 1794 government forces arrested 150 citizens during a draft riot which was staged by protesters in response to the Whiskey Rebellion.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Hagerstown
    Hagkrstown, a thriving town, capital of Washington county, Maryland, near the W. bank of Antietam creek, 9 miles from the Potomac river, 20 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - Hagerstown and Frederick held for ransom by Confederates

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • News  1870 - In the new Lutheran church at Hagerstown, Md., a large hand is painted on the wall in the vestibule, pointing down to a spittoon with the inscription, "Please leave your tobacco there."
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 8, 1870
  • News  1871 - MARYLAND. A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE RAGING IN HAGERSTOWN.
    HAGERSTOWN, Dec. 7 1 A. M. — Last evening at ten o’clock a fire broke out in the business house of Rollins & Burbank, agricultural implement dealers, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - The death of William T. Hamilton, formerly Governor and United States Senator, occurred on the 26th at his home in Hagerstown, Md.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888
  • News  1892 - Three Killed In A Wreck. Train men Crushed to Death in a Collision With a Sand Bank.
    Special to The Inquirer.
    Hagerstown, Sept. 14. - The north bound passenger vestibule limited from New Orleans to Washington consisting of engine,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hagerstown
    Hagerstown, a city, the capital of Washington co, Md., on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, 22 miles S. of Chambersburg, Pa., 22 miles N.W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - HAIR IN BLAZE
    Hagerstown - Mrs. Benj. Lewis had a narrow escape from being seriously burned at her home. She struck a match to light an oil stove and the head of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hagerstown, a city, the capital of Washington co., Md., on the Cumberland Valley and other railroads, 22 miles NW. of Frederick. It has machine- and... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - LEAVE BURNING SCHOOL
    Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 6. - The Washington County boy's High School building here was damaged by fire yesterday afternoon. A thousand pupils, trained... Read MORE...

  • News  1923 - Hagerstown, Md., Struck By Lightning. Jun. 1923 - Reporter Struck By Lightning And Instantly Killed
    (International News Service) Hagerstown, Md., June 4. – Samuel ABRECHT, 21, a reporter of the News-Post of Frederick, was instantly killed when... Read MORE...

  • 1968 - March 8 - 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Md)

    historyorb.com
    March 8, 1968

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