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About Jefferson County, West Virginia
Jefferson County is located in the extreme eastern part of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and has a total area of 212
square miles.  Jefferson County is bordered to the north by the Potomac River.  To the east, Jefferson County borders the
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as well as Loudoun County, VA.  Clarke County, VA is on the southern border.  Berkeley
County and Opequon Creek are west of Jefferson County.  Incorporated towns and cities in Jefferson County include Bolivar,
Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Ranson and Shepherdstown.
Jefferson County Quick Facts:
Jefferson County is located about 58 miles from Washington, DC and 67 miles from Baltimore, MD.
Previously part of Berkeley County, Jefferson County was formed in 1801.
Jefferson County was named for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president
of the United States.
Jefferson County was a frequent site of conflict during the civil war and some towns in the county changed hands
between the Union and the Confederacy over a dozen times.
Charles Town became the county seat of Jefferson County in 1871.
Shepherd University in Jefferson County was formed when the courthouse was vacated in the former county seat of
Shepherdstown.
Charles Town was named for Charles Washington, the youngest full brother of General George Washington, who came
to the area that is now known as Jefferson County in 1780.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 42,190 residents in Jefferson County.
Jefferson County has an active railway station in the Harpers Ferry Historic District which was built by the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad.
Those looking for excitement can enjoy whitewater rafting, thoroughbred horse racing, slots and car racing in Jefferson
County.
Great hiking, bicycling, boating and fishing are available in Jefferson County’s scenic areas including the Appalachian
Trail, the C&O Canal, the Potomac River and the Shenandoah River.
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park in Jefferson County hosts more than a half-million visitors each year.
Jefferson County is the only West Virginia county where the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River that John
Denver sang about in the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads” can be found.
About Jefferson County, West Virginia
Jefferson County is located in the extreme eastern part of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and has a total area of 212
square miles.  Jefferson County is bordered to the north by the Potomac River.  To the east, Jefferson County borders the
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as well as Loudoun County, VA.  Clarke County, VA is on the southern border.  Berkeley
County and Opequon Creek are west of Jefferson County.  Incorporated towns and cities in Jefferson County include Bolivar,
Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Ranson and Shepherdstown.
Jefferson County Quick Facts:
Jefferson County is located about 58 miles from Washington, DC and 67 miles from Baltimore, MD.
Previously part of Berkeley County, Jefferson County was formed in 1801.
Jefferson County was named for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president
of the United States.
Jefferson County was a frequent site of conflict during the civil war and some towns in the county changed hands
between the Union and the Confederacy over a dozen times.
Charles Town became the county seat of Jefferson County in 1871.
Shepherd University in Jefferson County was formed when the courthouse was vacated in the former county seat of
Shepherdstown.
Charles Town was named for Charles Washington, the youngest full brother of General George Washington, who came
to the area that is now known as Jefferson County in 1780.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 42,190 residents in Jefferson County.
Jefferson County has an active railway station in the Harpers Ferry Historic District which was built by the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad.
Those looking for excitement can enjoy whitewater rafting, thoroughbred horse racing, slots and car racing in Jefferson
County.
Great hiking, bicycling, boating and fishing are available in Jefferson County’s scenic areas including the Appalachian
Trail, the C&O Canal, the Potomac River and the Shenandoah River.
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park in Jefferson County hosts more than a half-million visitors each year.
Jefferson County is the only West Virginia county where the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River that John
Denver sang about in the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads” can be found.
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