At Bunker Hill in 1726, Colonel Morgan Morgan founded the first permanent settlement of record in what is now West Virginia. In commemoration of this event, the state of West Virginia has erected a monument in Bunker Hill State Park, and has placed . . . — — Map (db m134056) HM
During the French and Indian War (c. 1750) Virginia Militia Col. George Washington supervised the construction of Fort Hedges, a stockade fort built along the Warm Spring Road at the heavily-traveled Skinner's gap atop North Mountain (740 feet . . . — — Map (db m117316) HM
Adam Stephen (1720-1791) had a close acquaintance with George Washington through their association with Lord Fairfax and from their military involvements from the French & Indian War through the American Revolution. Stephen was present with . . . — — Map (db m167507) HM
Built in the mid-1870s by Philip Showers, who owned the adjacent stone house (the Adam Stephen House) at that time, the Triple Brick Building was listed in early tax records as the "Tribble (Triple) House" or "the brick house divided into . . . — — Map (db m132401) HM
Explore the Washington Heritage Trail George Washington knew the portion of the Shenandoah Valley that forms West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle well. The Washington Heritage Trail lets you drive the scenic backroads that join Charles Town to . . . — — Map (db m12596) HM
In 1775, Shepherdstown (formerly known as Mecklenburg) was asked to furnish one company (about 100 men) to assist patriots fighting the British around Boston. In July, the company marched in high spirits down German Street with the entire town . . . — — Map (db m4851) HM
Such an admirable site for mills, tanneries, and other industries, was not to be found every day.... And so they began, with the industry of beavers, to erect their mills, dwellings, forges, tanneries, shops, schools and meeting houses; . . . — — Map (db m103738) HM
In 1885, noted Maryland businessman, Colonel Samuel Taylor Suit began construction on the elaborate summer cottage now known as Berkeley Castle. The land was part of the original Fruit Hill Farm owned before the Civil War by John Strother of the . . . — — Map (db m117311) HM
Nearly 30 years after colonial travelers, including a teenaged George Washington, pitched tents and "took the waters" in stone lined pools, the Virginia Legislature in 1776 established a town called Bath on 50 acres around the warm mineral springs. . . . — — Map (db m117303) HM
The historic spa town of Bath is known to the world by its post office name of Berkeley Springs.
From the time he was 16 through the reading of his will in 1799, George Washington ate, slept, owned land and bathed in and around Berkeley . . . — — Map (db m117301) HM
Today's 4.5-acre Berkeley Springs State Park has always been public ground. Native tribes were known to use the springs but none called it home. Colonial owner Thomas Lord Fairfax allowed its public use. When the town was established in 1776, the . . . — — Map (db m117307) HM
Insider tip the word is pronounced Ca-cay-pun.
Cacapon Mountain runs north/south and divides Morgan County into the heavily forested mountainous western segment and the more populous and settled east. The mountain ends at Panorama . . . — — Map (db m159473) HM
For more than 200 years, the area bordering the park and springs on which the Country Inn stands, has been the historic spa town's center of hospitality.
In September 1784, George Washington stayed at Sign of the Liberty Pole and Flag . . . — — Map (db m117309) HM
Palatinate Germans, called Dutch from the translation of Deutsch, migrated south to Berkeley Springs from Pennsylvania. Lots 1 and 2 of the original town plat were set aside by the trustees in 1777 for a German church and two other houses. There is . . . — — Map (db m117314) HM
Cacapon Mountain, where you are standing, is the westernmost of the pair of north/south mountains that mark the region as belonging to the ridge and valley section of the Appalachians. Looking out from the overlook, you see its eastern . . . — — Map (db m156764) HM
What was once West Virginia's only bass fish hatchery now produces nearly 70,000 pounds of trout a year.
Ridge Fish Hatchery was opened in 1931 through the influence of two local men: Vernon Johnson, Chairman of the Fish and Game Commission . . . — — Map (db m159475) HM
The second floor of the historic Roman Bath House, oldest public building in Berkeley Springs is the Museum of the Berkeley Springs with exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the springs and town. There are both permanent and changing . . . — — Map (db m117306) HM
After the Civil War, Berkeley Springs was divided between two conflicting economic forces. Hotels and bathhouses dominated the streets surrounding the warm mineral springs. The buildings of DeFord's First National Tannery bumped up against them, . . . — — Map (db m117300) HM
The north end of town has generally seen industrial use including sawmills, canneries, coal and wood yards and sand mines. It was laid out as the Crosfield Addition in the early 1880s. By the end of the decade, Washington St. had been widened. . . . — — Map (db m159449) HM
The tiny hamlet of Great Cacapon is situated on the western side of Cacapon Mountain on the Potomac River just upstream from its juncture with the Cacapon River. Artifacts of a Native American town circa 1300 AD have been found along the Potomac . . . — — Map (db m148832) HM
Today's View Panorama Overlook marks the north end of Cacapon Mountain's 30-mile march. Composed of Oriskany sandstone, it plunges nearly 1000 feet into the Potomac River, which bends along the base of the Overlook as it heads downstream . . . — — Map (db m167603) HM
The Washington Heritage Trail is a 136-mile national scenic byway inspired by the prominent footsteps of George Washington through the three historic counties of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. Compelling history, spectacular scenery, geologic . . . — — Map (db m450) HM