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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen

 
 
Martinsburg Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Martinsburg Face
Inscription.  
Martinsburg. Established, 1778, by Gen. Adam Stephen. Named for Col. Thomas Martin, nephew of Lord Fairfax. Home of Admiral C.K. Stribling and Admiral Charles Boarman. In Jackson’s raid, 1861, captured B&O locomotives were drawn by horses to Winchester, Va.

Berkeley Riflemen. The Berkeley Riflemen from Eastern Panhandle counties, under Capt. Hugh Stephenson, were first southern troops to join Washington in 1775 at Boston. In a “bee line” from Morgan’s Spring, they marched 600 miles in 26 days.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 39° 27.412′ N, 77° 58.008′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on King Street (U.S. 11) near North Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Federal Building (a few steps from this marker); 224 - 226 West King Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Martinsburg (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the City of Martinsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boarman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Market House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Berkeley County and Martinsburg Civil War markers.
 
Berkeley Riflemen Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Berkeley Riflemen Face
Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen Marker
Marker is next to old courthouse (out of frame on the right). The World War Memorial is hidden by the trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,204 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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