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

Jefferson County / Maryland

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
1. Jefferson County Marker
Inscription.  
Jefferson County
Formed in 1801 from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Generals Gates, Darke, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington's men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as the seat of the Nation's Capitol.

Maryland
Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settled at Saint Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 39° 26.118′ N, 77° 48.308′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on North King Street (West Virginia Route 480) 0.1 miles east of Shepherd Grade Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Shepherdstown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shepherd College / Shepherdstown (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
2. Maryland Marker
Shepherdstown (about 600 feet away); The James Rumsey Bridge (about 600 feet away); River Crossing (about 600 feet away); Waterfront Commerce and the Mecklenburg Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Puffinbarger House (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Shepherdstown (approx. 0.3 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 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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