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Jefferson County, WV
About Jefferson County
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Jefferson Rock
Shenandoah Canal
Entler Hotel
Rumsey Monument and Tobacco Warehouse
Morgan's Grove Park
Peter Burr House
Charles Town
Jefferson County Courthouse and Museum
Zion Episcopal Church
Happy Retreat
St. George's Chapel Ruins
Cedar Lawn
Claymont Court/Blakeley
Middleway Historic District
Berkeley County, WV
About Berkeley County
B&O Roundhouse & Station Complex
Belle Boyd House
Berkeley County Courthouse
Triple Brick Museum
General Adam Stephen House
Green Hill Cemetery
Van Metre Ford Bridge
Bunker Hill Mill
Morgan Chapel
Morgan Cabin
Gerrardstown Historic District
Hays Gerrard House
Mill's Gap
Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area
Hedgesville Historic District
Mt. Zion Episcopal Church
Snodgrass Tavern
Morgan County, WV
About Morgan County
Spruce Pine Hollow Park
Berkeley Springs
Dutch Cemetery
Throgmorton's Inn
Bath Historic District
Berkeley Springs State Park
George Washington's Bathtub
Roman Bath House & Museum of the Berkeley Springs
Washington's Lots
Sir John's Run
Panorama Overlook
Great Cacapon
Camp Hill Cemetery
Paw Paw
Paw Paw Tunnel
Coolfont Manor House
Cacapon State Park

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The Berkeley County Courthouse has served continuously as the county seat since its construction in 1855-56. Located in the central town square, the present courthouse is built on the site of the original which was nearing completion when the Revolutionary War began. It was finally completed in 1779.

Interior details include pressed tin ceilings, some original lighting fixtures, iron vaults and hardware. Ornate columns and a majestic dome amply illustrate the wealth that the railroad brought to the area during the period when the courthouse was constructed. It was designed by B&O railroad architect Albert Fink.

During the Civil War, Belle Boyd was held here after her arrest as a Confederate spy. The courthouse was used by Union troops during the war.

Many traditional court activities were relocated to a restored complex of nearby mill buildings in 2006. Today the courthouse functions as county offices.

100 West King Street, Martinsburg


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