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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charles Town

 
 
Charles Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
1. Charles Town Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1786 by Charles Washington, brother of the President. Here John Brown was tried and convicted of treason. Home of W. L. Wilson, Postmaster General, 1896, who here started the first rural free delivery in America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.334′ N, 77° 51.6′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (U.S. 340) and George Street (Route 151), on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Town Post Office (a few steps from this marker); New Central Restaurant (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
Marker in Charles Town image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Marker in Charles Town
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Yates (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore the Washington Heritage Trail / Afoot in Historic Charles Town (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Also see . . .
1. The City of Charles Town, West Virginia. (Submitted on July 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. West Virginia Archives and History. (Submitted on July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
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Charles Town Marker and Public Library image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
3. Charles Town Marker and Public Library
This view is taken from the court house across the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,566 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2. submitted on April 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 5, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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