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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen

 
 
Martinsburg Face image. Click for full size.
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 Jacksonís 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 Morganís Spring, they marched 600 miles in 26 days.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Federal Building (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Martinsburg (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumner-Ramer Memorial School (approx. 0.2
Berkeley Riflemen Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Berkeley Riflemen Face
miles away); J. R. Clifford (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You!” (approx. ľ mile away); Belle Boyd House (approx. 0.3 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.
 
Also see . . .  Adam Stephenís Life 1721–1791. An illustrated chronology (Submitted on August 4, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen Marker image. Click for full size.
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 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,792 times since then and 26 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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