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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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Incorporated in 1854, by the Virginia General Assembly, the Cemetery Company established Green Hill Cemetery on 15 acres atop a hill that offers a rare view of Martinsburg and North Mountain to the west.

Native son, David Hunter Strother, with the help of Surveyor John Kearfolt laid out Green Hill Cemetery according to a design he had seen in France, while studying art in Paris.

Strother was a prominent mid-19th-century illustrator and writer and was widely published under the pen name “Porte Crayon.” He was the nation’s sole reporter for John Brown’s treason trial in nearby Charles Town, writing and sketching for Harpers Weekly.

Strother and his father owned the famed Berkeley Springs Hotel where Strother spent his summers. He served as an adjutant general during the Civil War and was later appointed as Consul to Mexico. He is among the several notable persons buried in the cemetery.

One of the earliest Black cemeteries in the South is located on the northeast side of the site.

Location: 486 East Burke Street, Martinsburg


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