Washington Heritage Trail Washington Heritage Trail Washington Heritage Trail Washington Heritage Trail Washington Heritage Trail Washington Heritage Trail Washington Heritage Trail Washington Heritage Trail
Washington Heritage Trail Visitor Services History Calendar of Events Other Self-Guided Tours Links & Resources
Washington Heritage Trail
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

Washington Heritage Trail



The Middleway Historic District is among the most charming of the many small settlements in the Eastern Panhandle. John Smith visited the area in 1729 and by 1734, he, his son and brother Rees had established grist and hemp mills along Turkey Run. A small farming and milling community soon developed. Smith had the town surveyed in 1794 and began selling lots in 1795. Three years later, the community was incorporated as Smithfield. In 1807 the Middleway Post Office was established.

A thriving commercial center in the antebelllum period, Middleway was known as “the Paris of the Valley” for its numerous shops and craftspeople. Middleway is also famous for The Legend of Wizard Clip, a series of alleged supernatural events that occurred in the 1790s.

Today, visitors can view well preserved vernacular stone and log architecture by taking a walking tour of the Middleway Historic District which includes 49 historic structures. Middleway Day featuring tours, music and local crafts is held the second Saturday in October.

Location: Leetown Road south of WV51

For More Information: www.middlewayconservancy.org

Copyright © 2010, Washington Heritage Trail, Inc. Funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration.