Jonathan Hager

Jonathan Hager (HM20WJ)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.395'

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1714 -1775

—Business And Industry Figure —

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.
HM NumberHM20WJ
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Date Added Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266285 N 4390500
Decimal Degrees39.63238333, -77.72325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 56.58" N, 77° 43' 23.7" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 583-597 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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