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

Charles Town Post Office

Jefferson County Jail

 
 
Charles Town Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
1. Charles Town Post Office Marker
Inscription. On the site of this Post Office stood the Jefferson County Jail where John Brown and his fellow prisoners were confined after their raid on Harpers Ferry in October 1859.

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
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 Route 51), on the right when traveling south on South 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. Charles Town (a few steps from this marker); New Central Restaurant (within shouting distance
Tablet is on the Left Corner of the Post Office image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
2. Tablet is on the Left Corner of the Post Office
Cornerstone reads “A W Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury. James A Wetmore, Acting Supervising Architect. 1922.”
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); 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.
 
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
 
Categories. CommunicationsLandmarksWar, US Civil
 
Former Bank Building, Now City Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
3. Former Bank Building, Now City Hall
Post Office is out of frame to the right. Courthouse is out of frame on the left.
Charles Town Post Office image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
4. Charles Town Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,735 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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