Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Charles Town Post Office
Jefferson County Jail
After court trial John Brown was taken from the Jail here to his death on the gallows December the Second in the year 1859.
From the Post Office in Charles Town, West Virginia, was started the first Rural Free Delivery service in the United States, under Postmaster-General Wm. L. Wilson, October the First, 1896.
Erected 1932 by the Jefferson County Historical Society of West Virginia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Landmarks • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list.
Location. 39° 17.325′ N, 77° 51.603′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South George Street (West Virginia Route 115) and Washington Street (West Virginia Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Charles Town (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Green House (within shouting distance of this marker); New Central Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Washington Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers of Jefferson County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trial of John Brown (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rural Free Delivery Markers.
Also see . . . Rural Free Delivery. (Submitted on August 9, 2007.)
Additional keywords. RFD - Rural Free Delivery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,919 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.