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Hagerstown

Hagerstown (pron.: /?he???rzta?n/) is a city in Washington County, Maryland. It is the county seat of Washington County and, and, by many definitions, the largest city in a region known as Western Maryland (if you exclude Frederick County from Western Maryland). The population of Hagerstown city proper at the 2010 census was 39,662, and the population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metropolitan Area (extending into West Virginia) was 269,140. Hagerstown ranks as Maryland's sixth largest city.

Hagerstown has a distinct topography, formed by stone ridges running from northeast to southwest through the center of town. Geography accordingly bounds its neighborhoods. These ridges consist of upper Stonehenge limestone. Many of the older buildings were built from this stone, which is easily quarried and dressed onsite. It whitens in weathering and the edgewise conglomerate and wavy laminae become distinctly visible, giving a handsome and uniquely “Cumberland Valley” appearance. Several of Hagerstown’s churches are constructed of Stonehenge limestone and its value and beauty as building rock many be seen particularly in St. John’s Episcopal Church on West Antietam Street and the Presbyterian Church at the corner of Washington and Prospect Streets. Brick and concrete eventually displaced this native stone in the construction process.

Hagerstown anchors the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which lies just northwest of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area in the heart of the Great Appalachian Valley. The population of the metropolitan area in 2010 was 269,140. Greater Hagerstown is the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state of Maryland and among the fastest growing in the United States.

Despite its semi-rural Western Maryland setting, Hagerstown is a center of transit and commerce. Interstates 81 and 70, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and the Winchester and Western railroads, and Hagerstown Regional Airport form an extensive transportation network for the city. Hagerstown is also the chief commercial and industrial hub for a greater Tri-State Area that includes much of Western Maryland as well as significant portions of South Central Pennsylvania and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Hagerstown has often been referred to as, and is nicknamed, the Hub City.

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Schools in and around Hagerstown, MD

Name
Award Beauty School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,280 average out-state tuition; $14,280 average in-state tuition
Hagerstown Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,088 average out-state tuition; $3,864 average in-state tuition
Shepherd University
Four or more years; Public; $1,300 average out-state tuition; $350 average in-state tuition
James Rumsey Technical Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Valley College-Martinsburg
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,350 average out-state tuition; $9,350 average in-state tuition
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto
Four or more years; Public; $18,682 average out-state tuition; $12,242 average in-state tuition

Hagerstown, MD Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016