Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Community Services Building
Bath District High School
Noted local builder Henry Harrison Hunter constructed Mt. Wesley High School on the highest point of the southernmost segment. Built in 1878, it expanded to six rooms in 1892 serving as both elementary and high school and was finally razed in 1950. A Little League field and skateboard park now occupy the spot.
Bath District High School, designed by local architect William Young, was built on the western slope ballfield of Mt. Wesley and completed in 1921. It served until 1940 when a new Berkeley Springs High School was built south of town where it remains today. Bath District became an elementary school and now serves as a Community Services Building.
Old Dominion Academy was moved to Berkeley Springs in 1914 and located on on Market Street. Just downhill was one of two houses used for out of town students. The military academy lasted about a decade. It later served as a public junior high called The Annex. It burned in 1970.
Location. 39° 37.405′ N, 78° 13.672′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dutch Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Town of Bath Lots One and Two (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. John Swann (within shouting distance of this marker); William Weathers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Barns (about 300 feet away); John Smith and John Philpot (about 500 feet away); Edward Lloyd (about 500 feet away); John Ridout (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
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