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Hagerstown, Maryland, is the county seat (1955 pop. 26,000; 2007 pop. 40,000) of Washington County, in the west central part of the state. Two of the eight Mennonite churches in the county, Reiff and Paradise, with a 1955 membership of 375, have a Hagerstown address. Brook Lane, a mental hospital operated by the Mennonite Central Committee, was established near here in 1949.


Map:Hagerstown (Maryland)

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1956

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Hagerstown (Maryland, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 8 Feb 2016.,_USA)&oldid=95037.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1956). Hagerstown (Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 8 February 2016, from,_USA)&oldid=95037.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 627. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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