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

Jefferson County Courthouse

Where John Brown Was Tried

 
 
Jefferson County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
1. Jefferson County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. In this courthouse, John Brown, the abolitionist, was tried and found guilty of treason, conspiracy and murder. He was hanged four blocks from here on December 2, 1859. • Visitors are Welcome.
 
Location. 39° 17.352′ N, 77° 51.588′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of North George Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling north on North George 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. Confederate Soldiers of Jefferson County (here, next to this marker); Jefferson County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); John Yates (here, next to this marker); The Trial of John Brown (a few steps from this marker); New Central Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore the Washington Heritage Trail / Afoot in Historic Charles Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Washington's Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Treason Trials (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jefferson County History
Marker in Charles Town image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Marker in Charles Town
. (Submitted on July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. The Kennedy Farm: Staging area for John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry. (Submitted on July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Jefferson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
3. Jefferson County Courthouse
West Virginia Statehood Stone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
4. West Virginia Statehood Stone
West Virginia became a separate state from Virginia in the height of the Civil War, June 20, 1863. This stone was the courthouse grounds, facing Washington Street. It was moved during 2015 renovations. The county may sell it to the highest bidder.
Jefferson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
5. Jefferson County Courthouse
Statehood stone can be seen just inside the stone fence to the right of the courthouse grounds entrance, between the flagpole and the street lamp.
Jefferson County Courthouse, Christmas Style image. Click for full size.
By Sean F. Coykendall, November 2006
6. Jefferson County Courthouse, Christmas Style
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 3,978 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 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 July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6. submitted on December 7, 2007, by Sean F. Coykendall of Land O' Lakes, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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