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Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shepherd State Teachers College

 
 
Shepherd State Teachers College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. Shepherd State Teachers College Marker
Inscription. Established in 1872 as a branch of the State normal school system. It was an outgrowth of the old Shepherd College. This is the site of early settlement made by Thomas Shepherd who built a fort here during Indian days.
 
Location. 39° 25.852′ N, 77° 48.343′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of German Street (West Virginia Route 230) and King Street (West Virginia Route 480), on the right when traveling west on German Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shepherdstown (here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (here, next to this marker); Civil War Hospital Site (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Spirit of 1775 Beeline March to Cambridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 91 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington Heritage Trail (about 400 feet away); Reformed Church Parsonage (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
Also see . . .  History of Shepherd University
McMurran Hall at the Corner of German and King Streets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. McMurran Hall at the Corner of German and King Streets
The marker, and two Civil War Trails markers, stand on the school grounds. The hall was formerly the County Courthouse dating to the time Shepherdstown was the county seat.
. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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