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About Berkeley County, West Virginia
Welcome to historic Berkeley County, one the first settled areas in the State of West Virginia.  In the late 1500s and early
1600s, the Eastern Panhandle was occupied by Hurons.  In the 1600s, the Iroquois Confederacy drove the Hurons from the
state and used the area as hunting ground during the spring and summer months.  Many Quakers and Scotch-Irish
Presbyterians, along with the English and Dutch, became Berkeley County residents in the early 1700s.  They were followed
by Germans who built many of the existing farm complexes.  Berkeley County has a wealth of historic, architecturally
important buildings dating from the 1740s into the 20th century.  Many of these buildings, including several districts and
villages, have been researched and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Berkeley County was reduced in size twice during the 1800s.  On January 8, 1801, Jefferson County was formed out of the
county’s eastern section.  Then on February 9, 1820, Morgan County was formed out of the county’s western section and
parts of Hampshire County.  Berkeley County lays at the northern edge of the Shenandoah Valley and has a total area of 322
square miles.
Berkeley County Quick Facts:
In 1726, Morgan Morgan moved from Delaware and formed the first permanent English settlement of record in West
Virginia on Mill Creek near the present-day Bunker Hill in Berkeley County.
The arrival of the B&O Railroad in the 1840s gave Martinsburg and Berkeley County a big boost which set off a spree
of building that lasted until the Civil War.
The City of Martinsburg is the county seat of Berkeley County and is known as the Northern Gateway to the
Shenandoah Valley.
Martinsburg is situated along the old Cumberland Trail which was a major route during the 1700s and 1800s to points
west and changed hands several times during the Civil War.
In 1863, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties voted in favor of annexation from Virginia to West Virginia.
The National Guard unit in Martinsburg dates back to 1735 and was formed by Morgan Morgan.
Two major interstate highways, I-81 which runs north/south and I-70 which runs east/west, are the cornerstones of a
highly developed transportation network linking Berkeley County to a highway system and trucking route with
destinations throughout the nation.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 75,905 residents in Berkeley County.
Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Berkeley County is the fastest growing county in the state of West Virginia
and among the fastest growing in the entire country.
About Berkeley County, West Virginia
Welcome to historic Berkeley County, one the first settled areas in the State of West Virginia.  In the late 1500s and early
1600s, the Eastern Panhandle was occupied by Hurons.  In the 1600s, the Iroquois Confederacy drove the Hurons from the
state and used the area as hunting ground during the spring and summer months.  Many Quakers and Scotch-Irish
Presbyterians, along with the English and Dutch, became Berkeley County residents in the early 1700s.  They were followed
by Germans who built many of the existing farm complexes.  Berkeley County has a wealth of historic, architecturally
important buildings dating from the 1740s into the 20th century.  Many of these buildings, including several districts and
villages, have been researched and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Berkeley County was reduced in size twice during the 1800s.  On January 8, 1801, Jefferson County was formed out of the
county’s eastern section.  Then on February 9, 1820, Morgan County was formed out of the county’s western section and
parts of Hampshire County.  Berkeley County lays at the northern edge of the Shenandoah Valley and has a total area of 322
square miles.
Berkeley County Quick Facts:
In 1726, Morgan Morgan moved from Delaware and formed the first permanent English settlement of record in West
Virginia on Mill Creek near the present-day Bunker Hill in Berkeley County.
The arrival of the B&O Railroad in the 1840s gave Martinsburg and Berkeley County a big boost which set off a spree
of building that lasted until the Civil War.
The City of Martinsburg is the county seat of Berkeley County and is known as the Northern Gateway to the
Shenandoah Valley.
Martinsburg is situated along the old Cumberland Trail which was a major route during the 1700s and 1800s to points
west and changed hands several times during the Civil War.
In 1863, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties voted in favor of annexation from Virginia to West Virginia.
The National Guard unit in Martinsburg dates back to 1735 and was formed by Morgan Morgan.
Two major interstate highways, I-81 which runs north/south and I-70 which runs east/west, are the cornerstones of a
highly developed transportation network linking Berkeley County to a highway system and trucking route with
destinations throughout the nation.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 75,905 residents in Berkeley County.
Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Berkeley County is the fastest growing county in the state of West Virginia
and among the fastest growing in the entire country.
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