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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Etter Hall

 
 
Etter Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 3, 2017
1. Etter Hall Marker
Inscription.  In 1799, prominent Charles Town resident Samuel Washington sold the two lots that house this building to James Duke, a freed indentured servant. Eventually, physician Charles Taylor Richardson took ownership of the land and property. Dr. Richardson ran his small medical practice from the home in which his family also resided for the next two decades. By the early 1900s, the house was being used as Charles Town's first hospital, a capacity it served until the late 1940s when a new hospital was built and the house was converted to a retirement home. American Public University System (APUS) purchased the property in 2003 and renovated the building. APUS maintained many of the historical elements found in the building.
 
Erected by American Public University System.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 17.273′ N, 77° 51.611′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson
Etter Hall and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 3, 2017
2. Etter Hall and Markers
County. Marker is on Congress Street west of George Street (West Virginia Route 115), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 West Congress Street, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Etter Hall (here, next to this marker); Williams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Town Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Washington House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Town Post Office (about 300 feet away); Thomas Green House (about 300 feet away); Charles Town (about 400 feet away); New Central Restaurant (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the front lawn, to the right of the main entrance walkway.
 
Also see . . .  Etter Hall, 2012 Historic Preservation Awards (Preservation Alliance of West Virginia). (Submitted on May 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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