About Washington County

Washington County was created on March 28, 1781, from part of Westmoreland County and named in honor of George Washington. Washington, the county seat, was laid out in 1781, incorporated as a borough on February 12, 1810 and chartered as a city in 1924. Washington County is situated in the southwestern section of Pennsylvania, west of the Monongahela River.

Shoppers will be delighted with the outstanding antique and specialty shops throughout the area. Water enthusiasts will enjoy fishing and boating along the Monongahela River or any of the lakes. Visitors will also find both exciting and leisurely entertainment. From Ladbroke at the Meadows horse racing to star-studded entertainers at the Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre or a visit to the Iceoplex - a new dimension in Ice Arenas - the official training center of the Pittsburgh Penguins, you will always enjoy Washington County. Washington County boasts sixteen golf courses, including Quicksilver, a championship quality course that serves as home to the Pittsburgh Senior Classic PGA tour.

You will find here a land not only rich in history and tradition, but moving into the future.
This wonderful mix of old and new will make your visit to Washington County exciting and pleasurable. (PA Visitors Network -- http://www.pavisnet.com/washington/are.html)

Population

Currently -- approx. 205,000
2000 - 202,897
1990 - 204,584
1980 - 217,074


Washington County -- Towns, Cities & Borough Census Data

Demographic & Census Information

Business, Agricultural, Energy Data

County Details & Elected County Officials

County Government

EPA Environmental Map

Fun Things in Washington County

Scanner Frequencies

Washington County Fair
Annual Washington County Fair offical website. All schedule and event information can be found here.

Washington County Penn State Cooperative Extension - Homepage for Penn State Cooperative Extension in Washington County, including upcoming events. Penn State Cooperative Extension helps individuals, families, businesses, farmers and communities with research-based information and a broad range of educational programs.

Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency - Area Accomodations, Community Resources, Dining, Shopping and Things to see and Do can all be found at this website.

Libraries

Citizens Library -- Washington

Burgettstown Community Library - Burgettstown

Peters Township Public Library - Peters Township

Chambers of Commerce in Washington County

The Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce

Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Area Schools

Private Schools in the Pittsburgh Region

Public School Districts

Washington County Pennsylvania