Hagerstown is the county seat of, and the largest city in, Washington County. The city is perhaps best known for its outlet mall, which offers a huge variety of clothing among other things. The community is named after Jonathan Hager, a German pioneer who settled the area in the mid-1700s. Hagerstown has an approximate city population of 40,000 and metropolitan population of ~260,000.
Hagerstown is only 75 minutes away from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Harrisburg. The main interstate highways running by the city are I-81 and I-70, each of which have multiple well-signed exits for Hagerstown and intersect southwest of the city. US 40 and US 11 run through the city and cross in central Hagerstown.
Atlantic Coast Charter Buses has stops in Hagerstown.
- 1 Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR IATA) (located 5 mi (8.0 km) due north of the city). Commercially serviced with flights to and from Orlando-Sanford International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport through Allegiant Airlines, and Pittsburgh International Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport via Sun Air Express.
Alternatively, one can use Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI IATA), Harrisburg International Airport (MDT IATA), Washington National Airport (DCA IATA), or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD IATA) all of which are within 60–75 mi (97–121 km) driving distance of Hagerstown.