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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jonathan Hager

1714 -1775

 

—Business And Industry Figure —

 
Jonathan Hager Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
1. Jonathan Hager Marker
Inscription. Jonathan Hager was the founder of the City of Hagerstown. He was born in Germany and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1736. In 1739, he purchased 200 acres of land in what is now the western part of Hagerstown and engaged in numerous business ventures. Hager was a captain in command of a company of local militia during the French and Indian War. In 1762, he platted a tract of land that he owned, recording streets and lots to create a village. He named this town "Elizabethtown" in honor of his wife. Hager was instrumental in securing a decision by the Maryland legislature to name Elizabethtown (now Hagerstown) as the county seat of the newly-forming Washington county, which was established in 1776.
 
Location. 39° 37.943′ N, 77° 43.395′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Thomas Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Jesse Duncan Elliott (here, next to this marker); Ammon H. Kreider & Lewis E. Reisner (here, next to this marker); Maurice Edward Frock
Jonathan Hager Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. Jonathan Hager Marker
This is the topmost marker on the third panel of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement.
(here, next to this marker); Edward Mayberry Mobley (here, next to this marker); Anna Spencer Brugh Singer (here, next to this marker); Jacob Francis Wheaton (here, next to this marker); Thomas Kennedy (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Corporation of Hagerstown Maryland image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
3. Corporation of Hagerstown Maryland
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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