“Jefferson County, W.Va. : history, scenery and nightlife”
Jefferson County, in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, has three very different cities with something for everyone.
Charles Town was founded by the youngest brother of George Washington in 1786. There are still many Washington family homes in town. It’s also home to Charles Town Races and Slots. Shepherdstown is a college town with several exclusive boutiques and sophisticated restaurants. Harpers Ferry is nestled at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, where West Virginia borders Virginia and Maryland. It was the site of John Brown’s raid and the view that Thomas Jefferson deemed “Worth crossing the Atlantic for.”
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