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Washington County, Pennsylvania

US county information
NameWashington County
StatePennsylvania
SeatWashington
Largest cityWashington
US Area
Total Area861 sq mi (2230 km2)
Land Area857 sq mi (2219.6 km2)
Water Area4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
Population207820 (2010)
Density93.6/km2 (242.4/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 28, 1781

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Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. As of 2010, the population was 207,820. It was created on March 28, 1781, from part of Westmoreland County. Its county seat is Washington . 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. It was the first county in the United States to be named in his honor. The county is home to Washington County Airport, located three miles (5 km) southwest of Washington, Pennsylvania.

In 2010, Washington County, Pennsylvania celebrated its bicentennial with a concert, speeches, war re-enactments and a street fair atmosphere with tents of vendors and artists.


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