This area of the site will host material about the history
of Central Chemical from its small-town agricultural beginnings,
to changes inside the plant as it grew. In addition to historical
material about Central Chemical, the Past section will have
links to other student projects and resources relating to
the industrial past of Hagerstown. The main purpose of the
site is to assist members of the community in integrating
all aspects of Central Chemical in Hagerstown into considerations
about what steps to take in the present process, and to help
generate investment and enthusiasm in the possibilities of
OF CENTRAL CHEM: A History of Central Chemical in Hagerstown
Read about the orgins of the DA Thomas
Family business as it grew from a small multi-purpose agricultural business to a major industry in Hagerstown.
THE PLANT: How Fertilzer was Made
Find out what Central Chemical made and how changes in the industry affected the equipment and buildings.
RESOURCES : Projects and Histories
A central source for other Hagerstown industrial history projects
including Moller Organ and Pangborn as well as public art
projects and guidebooks designed to expand public interest.
When was the industrial boom in Hagerstown? How many courthouses has Washington County had? Answers to your questions about Hagerstown's Industrial HIstory.