Washington County PA

About Washington County

Washington County was created on March 28, 1781, from part of Westmoreland County. Both the county and the city were named for General George Washington, later to become the first President of the United States.

The present day Washington County Courthouse, completed in 1900 by the F. J. Osterling Company of Pittsburgh, is registered as a national landmark. 

The National Pike (Route 40), America’s first federally built transportation system, runs through Washington County and exhibits numerous antique shops and historic points of interest, such as the Century Inn of Scenery Hill.