Hagerstown is a city in northwestern Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Washington County, and, by many definitions, the largest city in a region known as Western Maryland. The population of Hagerstown city proper, according to 2008 estimates is 39,728.
Hagerstown's nickname of the "Hub City" came from the large number of railroads (and roads) that served the city. Hagerstown was the center of the Western Maryland Railway and an important city on the Pennsylvania, Norfolk and Western, Baltimore and Ohio, and Hagerstown and Frederick Railroads. Currently, the city is a vital location on CSX, Norfolk Southern, and the Winchester and Western Railroads.
Once primarily an industrial community, Hagerstown's economy depended heavily on railroad transportation and manufacturing, notably of aircraft, trucks, automobiles, textiles, and furniture. Today, the city has a diversified, stable business environment with modern service companies in various fields as well as continued strength in manufacturing and transportation in railroads and highways. Surrounding Hagerstown, there has been and continues to be a strong agricultural presence while tourism, especially with respect to the retail sector, also provides support to the local economy.
Walking path through willows in Hagerstown City Park.Downtown Hagerstown recently has enjoyed a resurgence and now hosts several popular annual events. Downtown Live! is an alternative festival that features live reggae and rock music and entertainment held at various times throughout the year. The city draws thousands every year around May–June to the Western Maryland Blues Fest, which showcases blues artists from around the country. The popular Augustoberfest celebrates Hagerstown's German heritage. And the annual Alsatia Mummers' Halloween Parade happens to be the largest nighttime parade on the East Coast.
Hagerstown is situated in the transition between the humid subtropical climate zone and the humid continental climate zone, with hot, humid summers and moderately cold winters.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,796, and the median income for a family was $38,149. Males had a median income of $31,200 versus $22,549 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,153. About 15.1% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Classic CUTZ Barber Shop - Category: Barber Shop - 219 West Washington Street - Hagerstown, MD (301)733-7551
Kerry's Hair Day Spa - Category: Black Beauty Care - Massages, Nail, Facials, Highlites and extensions. - 123 E Franklin Street - Hagerstown, MD (301) 790-2230 - (visit website)
Rashida's Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 13818 Northvalley Dr -
Hagerstown, MD (301) 733-6211
Sisters With Style African Braiding Gallery - Category: Black Hair Salons - 7 Franklin St. W - Hagerstown, MD (301) 745-5559
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
African American Heritage Guide - Category: Museum - Elizabeth Hager Center - 16 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD - (visit website)
Doleman Black History Museum - Category: Museum - The display case for a lifetime of Mrs. Doleman's collecting. Her African-American collection was started 26 years ago and includes domestic artifacts, coins, stamps, toys, military accouterments and more. - 540 North Locust Street, Hagerstown, MD (301) 739-8185 - (visit website)
Harmon Hotel - Category: History - Walter Harmon was a well known black entrepreneur who built the Harmon Hotel, famous residents once included baseball great Willie Mays who stayed during segregation times. The marker is on Jonathan Street, Hagerstown, MD
Just Lookin' Gallery - Category: Art Gallery - "Civil Rights - Civil Wrongs: Take Two" Art and sculpture exhibit examining civil rights from the middle passage to today's news. Works by over twenty artists. - 40 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, MD (301) 714-2278 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Stacy Nicole Interior Deign & Furnishings, Inc. - Category: Interior Deign Services - Stacy Nicole Interior Design & Furnishings, Inc. is a full service interior design firm serving the Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, & West Virginia area. We offer a range of commercial & residential design services from office interiors and public spaces, to high-end residential. - 22 N Mulberry Street, Suite 110 Hagerstown, Maryland (301) 766-4444 - (visit website)
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - Category: Comfort Food - 18214 Col Henry K Douglas Dr, Hagerstown, MD (240) 420-0955 - (visit website)
Georgia Boy Cafe at Park Circle - Category: Soul Food - Lunch & dinner menu features southern food including but not limited to fried chicken, BBQ spare ribs, pulled pork, fried catfish (farm raised), crab cakes, pork chops, beer battered haddock, collard greens, sweet potatoes, baked mac & cheese, potato salad and other southern delicacies. - 325 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown, MD (240) 329-2232 - (visit website)
Hempen Hill BBQ - Category: BBQ - A full service restaurant & caterer offering award winning BBQ fused with Culinary fare including vegetarian creations. - 13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD (301) 797-4455 - (visit website)
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