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

Shepherd College / Shepherdstown

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
1. Shepherd College Marker
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Shepherd College
Incorporated as Shepherd College, 1871. Chartered by act of the Legislature, Feb. 27, 1872, as the Shepherd College State Normal School. Name changed in 1931 to Shepherd State Teachers College and in 1943, to Shepherd College.

Shepherdstown
Incorporated in 1762 as Mecklenberg. Oldest town in West Virginia. Name changed to Shepherdstown in 1976 to honor founder Thomas Shepherd. Some settlements here as early as 1719. Here lived James Rumsey whose steamboat was demonstrated at this point on the Potomac River in 1787. First newspaper in present West Virginia was printed here in 1790. First W. Va. post office was opened here in 1792.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunicationsEducationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 27, 1872.
 
Location. 39° 26.083′ N, 77° 48.415′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
2. Shepherdstown Marker
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. Marker is at the intersection of South Duke Street (West Virginia Route 480) and Shepherd Grade Road, on the right when traveling west on South Duke Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5011 South Duke Street, Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson County / Maryland (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old English / Episcopal Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Bedinger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. William Morgan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anthony Kerney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. James Kerney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Tabb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth Elliott Tabb (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
Shepherd College / Shepherdstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
3. Shepherd College / Shepherdstown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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