|HAGERSTOWN: Washington County|
1919 Jewish population was 250. The Synagogue in Hagerstown, to which most of the decedents belonged, was B'nai Abraham, founded about 1800. Another synagogue, called B'nai Jacob, existed in Hagerstown, MD in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Another older Jewish Cemetery may have existed in Hagerstown, but appeared to have been "paved over." Certainly, Jews resided in (and died in) Western Maryland well before the 1890s. Their burial site is unknown.
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