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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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George Washington lodged at the Sign of the Liberty Pole and Flag on his visit in 1784. Inventor James Rumsey was a partner in the inn with the Throgmortons. Rumsey demonstrated his pole boat for Washington during this visit, earning his endorsement.

Flowing north to empty into the Potomac, Warm Springs Run crosses the area where Throgmorton’s Inn once stood.

Adjacent, a 20th-century inn continues the hospitality tradition. It was built in 1933 on the site of the famous 500-room Berkeley Springs Hotel owned and operated by 19th-century writer and illustrator David Hunter Strother (Porte Crayon.) Historic figures including President James K. Polk, summered here before it burned in 1898.


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