Place:Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

Contained Places
Borough
Allenport
Beallsville
Bentleyville
Burgettstown
California
Canonsburg
Centerville
Charleroi
Claysville
Coal Center
Cokeburg
Deemston
Donora
Dunlevy
East Washington
Elco
Ellsworth
Finleyville
Green Hills
Houston
Long Branch
Marianna
McDonald
Midway
New Eagle
North Charleroi
Roscoe
Speers
Stockdale
Twilight
West Alexander
West Brownsville
West Middletown
Cemetery
Oak Spring Cemetery
Census-designated place
Baidland
Cecil-Bishop
Fredericktown-Millsboro
Gastonville
McGovern
Thompsonville
Wickerham Manor-Fisher
Wolfdale
Inhabited place
Allison Park
Amity
Arden
Atlasburg
Avella Highlands
Avella
Baker Station
Bakers
Banetown
Bavington
Beham
Bertha
Besco
Bishop
Bissell
Bonnymeade
Boon Terrace
Borland Manor
Bower Hill
Braddock
Brevard
Budaville
Buffalo
Bulger
Candor
Cecil
Chambers Mill
Champion
Cherry Valley
Clarksville Hill
Clokeyville
Clover Hill
Coal Bluff
Cokeburg Junction
Condit Crossing
Conger
Cool Valley
Coon Island
Courtney
Cowden
Cracker Jack
Crestview
Crookham
Cross Creek
Daisytown
Dinsmore
Donaldsons Crossroads
Donley
Dunkle
Dunningsville
Dunns Station
Dunsfort
East Finley
East Marianna
Edgebrook
Eighty Four
Elben
Eldersville
Eldora
Elrama
Elwood Park
Emery
Enon
Export
Fairfield
Farquhar
Finney
Fisher
Florence
Francis Mine
Franklin Farms
Fredericktown
Froman
Frye
Gabby Heights
Gale
Gambles
Ghennes Heights
Gibson
Gilkeson
Ginger Hill
Gladden Heights
Glyde
Good Intent
Grandview
Gretna
Hackett
Hackney
Hanlin Station
Hazel Kirk
Hendersonville
Hickory
Hickton
Hill Church
Huston Run
Independence
Jefferson
Joffre
Jonestown
Kammerer
Laboratory
Langeloth
Lawrence
Library Junction
Lincoln Hill
Linden
Little Summit
Lockview
Log Pile
Lone Pine
Long Pine
Lover
Lowhill
Manifold
McAdams
McConnells Mills
McCracken
McMillan
McMurray
McNary
Meadow Lands
Midland
Moffitts Mills
Moniger Heights
Moninger
Monongahela
Morganza
Mount Herman
Mount Pleasant
Munntown
Murry Hill
Muse
Old Concord
Old Zollarsville
Ontario
P and W Patch
Paris
Pattersons Mill
Patton
Penowa
Pleasant Grove
Pleasant View Heights
Plumbsock
Point Lookout
Primrose
Prosperity
Rea
Redds Mill
Reissing
Ringlands
Rogers Stop
Sampson
Sandy Plains
Sharrertown
Shingiss
Shire Oaks
Simpson Store
Slovan
South Strabane
Southview
Sparta
Star Junction
Strabane
Studa
Sudan
Sugar Hill
Taylorstown Station
Taylorstown
Ten Mile
Thomas
Turkeyfoot
Twin Bridges
Valley
Van Buren
Van Voorhis Hill
Van Voorhis
Vance
Vanceville
Vankirk
Venetia
Venice
Vesta Number Six
Vestaburg
Victory Hills
Warner
Washington
Weavertown
West Amity
West Finley
West Zollarsville
Westland
Wickerham Manor
Williamstown
Woodrow
Wylandville
Township
Allen
Amwell
Canton
Donegal
East Bethlehem
East Pike Run
Fallowfield
Greene Township
Mount Pleasant (township)
North Bethlehem
North Franklin
North Strabane
Nottingham
Peters
Smith
Somerset
West Bethlehem
Unknown
Greenfield
Hanover
Monon River
Scenery Hill
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Washington County is a county located in the US state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 207,820. Its county seat is Washington.

Washington County was created on March 28, 1781, from part of Westmoreland County. Both the county and the city were named for American Revolutionary War leader George Washington, later to become the first President of the United States. The county is home to Washington County Airport, located three miles (5 km) southwest of Washington, Pennsylvania.

Washington County is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1781 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1781 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1781 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 23,866
1800 28,298
1810 36,289
1820 40,038
1830 42,784
1840 41,279
1850 44,939
1860 46,805
1870 48,483
1880 55,418
1890 71,155
1900 92,181
1910 143,680
1920 188,992
1930 204,802
1940 210,852
1950 209,628
1960 217,271
1970 210,876
1980 217,074
1990 204,584

Research Tips

When Washington county was originally formed (1782), 13 townships were established. The following is an approximate map of the township boundaries at that time, based on the modern township boundaries, and eliminating townships that were formed after 1782. Note that the modern township maps do not necessarily preserve the orignal township boundaries; this map should be used only as a first approximation of where the original township boundaries lay. If a precise knowledge of boundaries is needed, other sources should be used. Note that two of the original townships (Cumberland and Morgan) lay in what is now Green County Pennsylvania. Finley and Pike Run Townships were formed after the initial townships had been established. It is not immediately clear which townships they were derived from More work needed.

A depiction of the modern townships of Washington County is given in the Wikipedia article Wikipedia:Washington County, Pennsylvania. This includes a depiction of burroughs and "census Designated places. These areas are not largely independent of the surrounding township boundaries, but are a relatively modern construction. The following depiction excludes these areas as far as practical.

External links

www.co.washington.pa.us/
Outstanding guide to Washington County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
Washington County, PA, Genealogy and History Personal site, available March 2010, but looks like it has "legs" and may be around for awhile
Washington County Hiostory Another personal site, collecting genealogical information about Washington County
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