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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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From Morgan’s Spring, near the park, on July 16, 1775, Captain Hugh Stephenson and his company began the famous “Bee Line March to Cambridge.” They traveled 600 miles in just 24 days to join up with George Washington’s Continental Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Today, the area surrounding the start of their heroic march is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1989, the Secretary of the Army designated Morgan’s Grove as the birthplace of the United States Army.

The spring house pictured above and located in the park is the only remaining structure of Fountain Rock, Alexander Boteler’s family mansion which was destroyed by Union forces in 1864. Boteler was elected to the Confederate Congress and served as an aide to General Stonewall Jackson. The spring is the main contributing water source for Town Run which flows through Shepherdstown into the Potomac River.

The turn of the century saw the park used as a fairground, drawing thousands from across the country to Jefferson County. Morgan’s Grove park today provides pavilions, hiking trails, soccer fields and a playground.

Location: WV480 – 0.5 miles south of Shepherdstown

“Nowhere . . . was there a more prompt and determined response to the fervid appeal of Patrick Henry than the patriotic citizens of Shepherdstown showed . . .”
Honorable Alex Boteler, “My Ride to the Barbecue” – 1860


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