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

Boydville

 
 
Boydville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
1. Boydville Marker
Inscription. Built, 1812, by Elisha Boyd, general in the War of 1812, on land bought from Gen. Adam Stephen. Mansion noted for its fine workmanship. Home of his son-in-law, Charles J. Faulkner, Minister to France, and his grandson, U.S. Senator Faulkner.
 
Location. 39° 27.07′ N, 77° 57.937′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on South Queen Street (West Virginia Route 45) north of Buxton Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 S. Queen St., Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Belle Boyd Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Adam Stephen (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
More about this marker. The mansion and its grounds
Boydville Marker at Entrance to Boydville Mansion Grounds image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
2. Boydville Marker at Entrance to Boydville Mansion Grounds
are the centerpiece of Martinsburg’s Boydville Historic District.
 
Also see . . .  Boydville Website. Contains many photos of the historic site. (Submitted on May 10, 2007.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Boydville
Having been acquired in December 2005 for preservation of its open space and historical significance in the community, through funding support from the West Virginia Farmland Protection Board for Berkeley County and the Martinsburg city government, Boydville no longer functions as an Inn / B&B.

Boydville continues to host many community and statewide activities, such as the annual West Virginia Wine and Arts Festival.

Information relating to Boydville may be found via www.boydville.com .
    — Submitted May 10, 2007.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar of 1812
 
From the Street the Mansion is Shrouded by Trees image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
3. From the Street the Mansion is Shrouded by Trees
Boydville Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, May 9, 2015
4. Boydville Mansion
Drive as seen from the house. image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, May 9, 2015
5. Drive as seen from the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,582 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2015, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.
 
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