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Berkeley County WV

Approximate Distance to Major Cities

  • Washington, DC – 58 miles
  • Baltimore, MD – 67 miles
  • Harrisburg, PA – 100 miles
  • Charlottesville, VA – 129 miles
  • Richmond, VA – 168 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA – 180 miles
  • Pittsburgh, PA – 193 miles
  • New York City, NY – 265 miles

History

Jefferson County is the easternmost county on the Eastern Panhandle in the of West Virginia. It is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area and the county seat is Charles Town. Jefferson County was formed from Berkeley County in 1801 and was named after Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson is the only county in West Virginia where the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River can be found. The lowest point in the state can be found in Harpers Ferry.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jefferson County has a total area of 212 square miles of which 2 square miles (0.96%) is water.

Important Numbers

 Ambulance, Fire, Law Enforcement Emergencies - Call 911

Poison Control Center - 1.800.222.1222

Emergency Alert System Radio WEPM - AM 1340, WKMZ - FM 97.5

Climate

Jefferson County, West Virginia gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Jefferson County averages 20 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Jefferson County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jefferson County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 days per year.

*Climate information provided Best Places

Population

Jefferson County, West Virginia's estimated population is 57,914 with a growth rate of 0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, West Virginia is the 10th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 53,609 and has seen a growth of 8.03% since this time.

*Population information provided by the World Population Review

*Climate and Population Data provided by Best Places.

Transportation

Bus Service

  • The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA) offers limited local transportation. For a schedule and information on fees please see their website.

 

Rail

  • Amtrak Service at Harpers Ferry. For departure times and fees please see their website.
  • The Marc Train makes stops at the Harpers Ferry and Shenandoah Junction train stations. For Marc Train schedules please view their website.

 

Taxi Service

  • Kams Taxi: Kams Taxi has been offering 24 hour transportation service to Jefferson and Berkeley County since 2008.

Phone: 304.279.5822

  • Polly’s Cab: Located in Winchester, VA Polly’s Cab defines themselves with prompt, efficient, and safe service at the lowest rates rate in town.

Phone: 540.662.4111

Airports 

Highways

  • US 340
  • WV Route 9
  • WV Route 45
  • WV Route 51
  • WV Route 115

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Change of Address

If you change your address you are required to notify, in writing, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 20 days of the change. Failure to do this subjects you to a possible fine or imprisonment. Simply notifying the U.S. Post Office will NOT update your record with the DMV or allow important DMV mail to be forwarded to you. By failing to change your address with the DMV, you could miss the renewal date of your license, or even have your driving privileges suspended or revoked unnecessarily.

 

Out-of-State License Transfers

If you have a valid non-expired out-of-state license, you are eligible to transfer the license. If the out-of-state license is expired, you are required to take all examination tests, vision, written, and road skills examination(s) before making application for a driver’s license. You are required to pass a vision test, complete a brief alcohol awareness course, and surrender your out-of state license before a WV license will be issued. A transfer applicant must present all documents that are required. A written examination is also required for applicants under the age of 18. If you have a motorcycle endorsement on your license, the Division will transfer the endorsement for an additional fee of $5.00.

A new resident who does not have possession of the out-of-state license or if it has expired, must obtain a certified driving record, dated no more than 30 days from the date of the application, from the state in which they were previously licensed.

If your out-of–state license is suspended or revoked, you will not be licensed in WV, until you receive a “clearance” in the Problem Driver Point System (PDPS). It is illegal to drive in WV with a suspended or revoked license. All applicants for a WV driving license must be verified with the PDPS. It is important to confirm that you are not under suspension in any other jurisdiction before attempting to obtain a license in WV.

 

DMV location

24 Ruland Road

Kearneysville, WV 25430

Phone: 304.598.3900 or 1.800.642.9066

Email: info@dot.state.wv.us

*For more information please visit the WV DMV Address Change Page.

Utilities:

Other:

 

Registering to Vote

In order to vote you must:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age, or will be 18 on or before the next General Election
  • Live and have a permanent residency at the address you provide on your voter registration application
  • Currently not be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason, or election bribery
  • Not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of competent jurisdiction

 

How to register:

You may submit your registration application at any time; however, registrations received 21 days or sooner before an election will not be processed until that election is over. If you do not register 21 days prior to an election, you will not be able to vote in that election. You may stop by the County Clerk’s Office located at 100 E. Washington Street in Charles Town and register in person. The office requires a photo ID and something that includes your current physical address (if your photo ID does not have that information).

 

Acceptable forms of identification include a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, checkbook, paycheck, or a government issued document. If required information is not completed, your application will be returned to you. To expedite your application, you can include a photocopy of your driver’s license, if that does not include your current physical address, a copy of a document as outlined above which includes your current physical address. Otherwise your address will need to be verified through the post office, which will take approximately 10 days. Once completed, Jefferson County residents can mail the application to:

   

   Voter Registration

   PO Box 208

   Charles Town, WV 25414

   304.728.3386

 

Download the application.

Taxes

Class I

Intangible personal property, except cash on hand or in banks, and accounts receivable assessed at 60% of actual value.

Inside Municipalities: Charles Town Corp - .6801  Ranson Corp - .7027  

Harpers Ferry Corp - .6389  Bolivar Corp - .6488  Shepherdstown Corp - .6485

Outside Municipalities: .5777

Class II

Real estate, such as homes and farms, assessed at an average of 60% of actual value.

Inside Municipalities: Charles Town Corp – 1.3602  Ranson Corp – 1.4054  

Harpers Ferry Corp – 1.2778  Bolivar Corp – 1.2976  Shepherdstown Corp – 1.2970

Outside Municipalities: 1.1554

Class III

Industrial and Commercial real estate and personal property appraised at market value, assessed at 60%

Outside Municipalities: 2.3108

Class IV

This is Class III when located within municipalities. Real Estate assessed at 60% of actual value.

Inside Municipalities: Charles Town Corp – 2.7204  Ranson Corp – 2.8018  

Harpers Ferry Corp – 2.5556  Bolivar Corp – 2.5952  Shepherdstown Corp – 2.5940

Rates are per $100 of assessment. The Bonded indebtedness and proposed capital expenditures will be furnished if desired.

 

County Property Tax information provided by

Jefferson County Tax Office

104 E. Washington Street

Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

304.728.3220

Churches

Asbury United Methodist Church

110 West North Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

304.725.5513

Charles Town Baptist Church

211 E. Congress Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

304.725.5917

Trinity Episcopal Church

Corner of S. Church and W. German Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304.876.6990

St. Peters Lutheran Church

Corner of High and King Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304.876.6771

Bolivar Pentecostal Church

87 Old Taylor Lane

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

304.535.2221

St. James Catholic Church

49 Crosswinds Drive

Charles Town, WV 25414

304.725.5558

Charles Town Presbyterian Church

220 East Washington Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

304.725.5316

Fellowship Bible Church

160 Daniel Road

Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

304.728.3700

Crossroads Church

7595 Martinsburg Pike

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304.728.7743

St. Agnes Catholic Church

106 S. Duke Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304.876.6436

Covenant Baptist Church

7485 Shepherdstown Pike

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304.876.2212

Kingdom Life Cathedral Ministries

551 Willow Spring Dr

Charles Town, WV 25414

304.725.9442

New Destiny Ministry

437 Bornewdestiny.usder Road

Kearneysville, WV 25430

304.725.6185

Daycares & Preschools

R&D Holding DBA 10 Fingers 10 Toes Early Childhood Development

8368 Summit Point Road

Charles Town, WV 25414

304.724.8800

Hillside Child Care & Development

385 Washington St.

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

304.535.2234

Children First Child Development Center

95 Childrens Way

Kearneysville, WV 25430

304.728.1100

His Little Lambs Childcare Center

437 Border Road

Kearneysville, WV 25430

304.724.9335

Little Eagle Child Care

250 Murall Drive #900

Kearneysville, WV 25430

304.264.7132

Bright Start Learning Center

208 E. 10th Avenue

Ranson, WV 25438

304.725.8503

Shepherdstown Day Care Center

531 E. German St.

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304.876.6923

The Children’s Tree House

698 Conservation Way

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304.876.7354

School Entrance Requirements

To find out which school your child will attend, you will want to contact the Jefferson County Schools Transportation Department at 304.725.7664. You will have to bring your child to registration. Speech, language, and hearing screenings will be conducted at the time of registration. Bring an original state certified birth certificate with the state seal, which is a requirement of WV State Law. Information for acquiring West Virginia documentation can be obtained at your county court house. Please bring proof of residency and a social security card as well. Every child enrolling in school must have a health screen completed. The health screen forms are available at local physicians’ offices and the Jefferson County Board of Education.

 

Required Immunizations:

  • DPT - Four doses required. One dose must be after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio - Three doses required. One dose must be after the 4th birthday.
  • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) – Two doses required. First dose must be after 1st birthday.
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) – Two doses required. First dose must be after the 1st birthday.
  • Hepatitis B – Three doses required. Last dose must be after the age of 6 months.
  • Tuberculin Test – out of state transfer students only (within 30 days of entering school)

 

If you would like to find out how to get immunization records, contact your family physician or contact the Jefferson County Health Department at 304.728.8416.

 

Children must be 5 years old before September 1st to enter Kindergarten. School policy allows admission of children born between September 1st and September 15th inclusive only if they meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible for early Kindergarten entrance, he or she should score at or above the ninety fifth percentile on a standardized comprehensive measure of developmental skills when compared to age norms appropriate to a child who would be 5 years old prior to September 1st. The assessment is administered by qualified Jefferson County personnel. To enroll a child born between those dates, please contact Pupil Services Department at 304.728.9236.

Schools

Elementary Schools

Blue Ridge Elementary

Grades: 2-5

Address: 18866 Charles Town Road

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.725.2995

Principal: Susan Zigler

Email: szigler@k12.wv.us    

Blue Ridge Primary

Grades: PreK-1

Address: 175 Lowery Lane

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.724.3300

C.W. Shipley

Grades: K-5

Address: 652 Shipley School Road

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.725.4395

Principal: Ian Hillman

Driswood

Grades: PreK-5

Address: 75 Caspian Way

Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

Phone: 304.885.5020

Principal: Kelly Osborne

Email: kosborne@k12.wv.us 

North Jefferson

Grades: K-5

Address: 6996 Charles Town Road

Kearneysville, WV 25430

Phone: 304.725.9587

Principal: Mary Ann Jenkins

Email: majenkin@access.k12.wv.us

TA Lowery

Grades: K-5

Address: 103 Shen. Jct. Rd.

Shen. Jct., WV 25442

Phone: 304.728.7250

Principal: Kristen Martin

Email: kmartin@k12.wv.us

Page Jackson Elementary

Grades: K-2

Address: 370 Page Jackson School Road

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.728.9212

Principal: Tara Aycock

Ranson

Grades: PreK-5

Address: 600 North Preston Street

Ranson, WV 25438

Phone: 304.725.7310

Principal: Debra Corbett

Shepherdstown

Grades: K-5

Address: 662 South Church Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.6270

Principal: Scott Jacobson

Email: scott.jacobson@k12.wv.us

South Jefferson

Grades: K-5

Address: 4599 Summit Point Road

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.728.9216

Principal: Mrs. Mahoney

Email: kmahoney@k12.wv.us

Morgan Academy

Pre-school/K-8

Address: PO BOX 1281

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.250.4646

Email: info@morganacademywv.com

Schools Cont.

Intermediate Schools

Wright Denny

Grades: 3-5

Address: 209 West Congress Street

Charles Town, WV 25413

Phone: 304.725.2513

Principal: Chris Walter

Email: cwalter@access.k12.wv.us

Schools Cont.

Middle Schools

Charles Town

Grades: 6-8

Address: 193 High Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.725.7821

Principal: Matthew Wink

Email: mwink@k12.wv.us

Harpers Ferry

Grades: 6-8

Address: 1710 West Washington Street

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.535.6357

Principal: Eric Vandell

Email: evandell@k12.wv.us

Shepherdstown

Grades: 6-8

Address: 54 Minden Avenue

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.6120

Principal: Bill Kerlina

Email: wkerlina@access.k12.wv.us

Wildwood

Grades: 6-8

Address: 1209 Shenandoah Junction Road

Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

Phone: 304.728.4518

Principal: Patricia Brockway

Email: pbrockwa@access.k12.wv.us

Schools Cont.

High Schools

Jefferson

Grades: 9-12

Address: 4141 Flowing Springs Road

Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

Phone: 304.725.8491

Principal: Sherry McCall Ross

Washington

Grades: 9-12

Address: 300 Washington Patriot Drive

Phone: 304.885.5110

Principal: Judy Marcus

Email: jmarcus@access.k12.wv.us  

Schools Cont.

Private Schools

Bolivar Christian Academy

Grades: PreK-6

Address: 87 Old Taylor Lane

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.535.6355

Jefferson Academy

Grades: PreK-8

Address: 449 Rose Hill Drive

Kearneysville, WV 25430

Phone: 304.725.1438

Schools Cont.

Higher Education

American Public University System

Address: 111 W. Congress Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 877.755.2787

Email: info@apus.edu

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (in Berkeley County)

Address: 13650 Apple Harvest Drive

Martinsburg, WV 25403

Phone: 304.260.4380

President: Dr. Peter G. Checkovich

James Rumsey Technical Institute (in Berkeley County)

Address: 3274 Hedgesville Road

Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone: 304.754.7925

Principal: Donna Van Metre

Email: dvanmetre@access.k12.wv.us

Shepherd University

Address: 301 N. King St.

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.5000

President: Dr. Mary J. C. Hendrix

Health

WVU Hospital - Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV is a general medical and surgical hospital with 25 beds. They are located at 300 S. Preston Street Ranson, WV 25438 with a phone of 304.728.1600

Some of their services include:    

  • Cardiopulmonary Services — EKG, stress testing, EEG, respiratory therapy, pulmonary function testing, sleep lab
  • Emergency Services Department — 24-hour Level IV Trauma Center staffed with physicians providing emergency medical care; Always Ready For Kids- ARK designation
  • Laboratory/Pathology Services — Fully equipped lab, offering full blood screenings
  • Mammography — Computer-aided Detection-CAD
  • Obstetrics Unit — Family centered maternity care featuring birthing rooms, rooming in, sibling visitation
  • Pharmacy — Patient medications, drug resource information center, consultations
  • Radiology — MRI, bone densitometry, SPECT-CT, teleradiology, ultrasound, ECHO, Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Rehabilitation Center — Modern therapies for rehabilitation including physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy
  • Sleep Lab
  • Social Services/Discharge Planning — Assistance and coordination of social services
  • Special Care Unit
  • Surgery — The latest in surgical techniques including laparoscopic procedures, outpatient surgery; non-surgical shock wave lithography available

 

Women’s Imaging Center offers radiologist, Technologists and support staff have extensive experience in imaging and women’s health, all under one roof. The center features the latest in digital mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy equipment, known for detection of the earliest signs of breast cancer. They are located at 207 S. Preston Street Ranson, WV 25438 with a phone of 304.274.5647.

 

Jefferson Primary Care in Ranson, WV provides alternative/complementary medicine focusing on disease prevention for patients twelve years and older. Some of their services include: health and maintenance exam, immunization vaccines, physicals, STD testing, medical weight loss program, treatment for nutritional disorders, and vision or hearing screening. Find them at 116 East Third Avenue Ranson, WV 25438 with a phone of 304.724.7200.

Lodging

In Charles Town/Ranson

Carriage Inn Bed & Breakfast

Address: 417 E. Washington Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 1.304.728.8003

Hampton Inn & Suites

Address: 157 Pimlico Drive

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.725.2200

Hillbrook Inn

Address: 4490 Summit Point Road

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.725.4223

Holiday Inn Express

Address: 681 Flowing Springs Road

Ranson, WV 25438

Phone: 1.304.725.1330

The Inn at Charles Town

Address: 100 Hollywood Drive

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 1.304.885.5800

Turf Motel

Address: 741 E. Washington Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.725.2081

Lodging Cont.

In Harpers Ferry/Shepherdstown

Quality Inn

Address: 25 Union Street

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.535.6391

The Jackson Rose Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1167 W. Washington Street

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.535.1528

Bavarian Inn

Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Road

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.2551

Clarion Hotel

Address: 233 Lowe Drive

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.7000

Thomas Shepherd Inn

Address: 300 W. German Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.3715

Local Dining

Applebee’s

Address: 129 Jefferson Crossing Way

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.728.8866

IHOP

Address: 134 Jefferson Crossing Way

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.724.8300

La Mezzaluna Cafe

Address: 90 Somerset Boulevard

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.728.0700

Mi Degollado

Address: 92 Somerset Blvd 

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.725.0333

The Mediterranean Café

Address: 741 E. Washington St.

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.724.9992

Great Wall Chinese

Address: 176 Flowing Springs Rd

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.728.0898

Cannonball Deli

Address: 125-129 Potomac St.

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.535.1762

The Anvil Restaurant

Address: 1290 W. Washington Street

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.535.2582

Bavarian Inn

Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Road

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.2551

Betty’s Restaurant

Address: 112 E. German Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876-.080

Maria’s Taqueria

Address: 108 E. German Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.3333

The Press Room

Address: 129 W. German St.

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.8777

Shopping

Shepherdstown

Historic Shepherdstown offers a unique shopping experience with their locally owned and independently operated stores. Everything from coffee to books and bikes to antiques can be found along the streets in Shepherdstown.

 

Harpers Ferry

Take a step back in time as you roam the streets of Harpers Ferry filled with hand-made art, civil war memorabilia, and antiques. The town is blossoming with history and heritage as you will surely discover on your journey through this historic town.

 

Charles Town

The Charles Town/Ranson area of Jefferson County offers the best of both worlds. There you can find the joys and discoveries of downtown shopping and the comfort of bigger name companies within minutes of each other.

Annual Events

African American Cultural & Heritage Festival

The African American Heritage Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in August. Locations are downtown Charles Town, Wright Denny Elementary, and alternative school grounds at Avis and Lawrence Street. This event showcases the history and talent of the African American community in Jefferson County, with vendors, a parade, and live entertainment as well as tours of historical landmarks significant to African American history in Jefferson County.

 

Boofest

Historic Shepherdstown hosts a week long celebration of Halloween. There will be a wide variety of activities that everyone can enjoy, with a special emphasis on activities for children and families.

 

Charles Town – Ranson Christmas Parade

The event is held the 1st Saturday in December and brings people from every corner of Jefferson County to see the annual Christmas Parade. A favorite among locals, visitors will also enjoy the talent and creativity displayed with an array of floats, marching units, and local organizations. Spectators can enjoy the parade along Mildred Street or Washington Street. 

 

Conservation Film Festival

Through stories brought to life by seasoned filmmakers and amateur videographers with a passion for their subjects. Engage. Inform. Inspire. Those three words guide the focus of the American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown.

 

Contemporary American Theatre Festival

The ultimate theater experience. Typically several weeks in July you can experience the joys of a small repertory in Shepherdstown, is that you get to see actors assume a wide variety of roles. You’re so moved by their performance in one show that you nearly get whiplash when they walk onto the stage at the next show, completely obliterating your memory of their gig the night before.

 

Dogfest

A weekend in mid-August centered on our furry best friends. Both days will also include blessings of the dogs, along with children’s activities, movies, music, exhibits and demonstrations by trainers, rescue organizations and others. Throughout the weekend, most restaurants and stores will allow dog owners to bring their dogs inside. Most will also be offering special dog-themed food, drinks, and items for sale. 

 

Freedoms Run

A race for Health and Heritage. This annual event was designed to raise West Virginia’s fitness level and raise money create trails and fitness centers in the Eastern Panhandle and surrounding areas. The event takes place in early October and features a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, and 1 mile Kids Fun Run.

 

Harpers Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas

Experience a traditional Christmas celebration, as quaintly decorated streets come alive for the holiday season. Live entertainment, children’s activities, and extended shopping hours are just a few of the programs featured during this annual event.

 

House and Garden Tour

Sponsored by the Shenandoah-Potomac Garden Council this house and garden tour covers beautiful historic homes in both Jefferson and Berkeley County. This spring tradition first began in 1955 and draws in historic and nature enthusiasts alike.

 

Jefferson County Fair

Late in August every year the fair comes to town! This always popular event features Livestock Exhibits, Tractor pulls, Carnival rides, Miss Jefferson County Fair Contest, and eating contest of every kind. The perfect event for families with children of all ages.   

 

Middleway Day

The annual village street festival and fair for families and history buffs takes place on the second Saturday of each October from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The festival features local musicians, crafters, farmers market, guided wagon rides through the Middleway Historic District, exhibits, and much more. For the children there will be craft activities, petting zoo, pony rides, and hands-on demonstrations of crafts including apple-butter making, and a cider press.

 

Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to come and enjoy their festival in the rolling countryside of Jefferson County, WV. Leisurely stroll among the tents as you admire the many crafts, fine arts, and wine. Meet approximately 200 artisans and craftsperson’s carefully selected and prejudged, demonstrating and showcasing their work at this nationally acclaimed festival. Enjoy listening to the best live bluegrass music, taste wines from the area's foremost wineries and enjoy the many varieties of food that are available.

 

Over the Mountain Studio Tour

An amazing autumn weekend visiting 9 studios chock-full of handmade wares by local artisans. The studios are swept, newest work polished and tagged, snacks stacked and plated. An amazing weekend of laughter and falling in love with the fruits of our labors. From fruit-covered majolica serving bowls to whimsical animal sculptures, unbelievably smooth polished wood tables to subtle Appalachian-inspired stained glass scenes. Come be amazed!

 

Street fest

This is a festival about all that is unique, artistic, and welcoming in Shepherdstown. Street Fest is one of the best fine arts & craft festivals in the region, along with great live music and kids’ activities, it is an event for EVERYONE!

Recreation 

Sam Michael’s Park (130 acres)

Address: 235 Sam Michaels Lane Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Features: Picnic pavilion, kitchen and restroom facility, community center, athletic fields, horseshoe pits, and a sand volleyball court

Leetown Park (10 acres)

Address: 56 Jefferson Orchard Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430

Features: Lighted softball fields, tennis courts, a playground, picnic pavilion, horseshoe pits, concession stand, and restroom facility

South Jefferson Park (71 acres)

Address: 4095 Leetown Road, Summit Point, WV 25446

Features: 6 baseball fields, tennis courts, concession stand, playground, and a basketball court

Moulton Park (half-mile)

Address: 716 Millville Road, Charles Town, WV 25414

Features: Boat ramp, camp sites, fire pits, and picnic tables

Bolivar Nature Park (7 acres)

Address: 264 Jefferson Street, Bolivar, WV 25425

Features: Walking trail, gazebo, and picnic tables

Morgan’s Grove Park (20+ acres)

Address: 4198 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Features: Walking trail, playground equipment, covered picnic pavilion, full kitchen and restroom facility, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits

Mount Mission Park (3.5 acres)

Address: 4210 Mission Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Features: Picnic pavilion with kitchen and restroom facilities, playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, and a baseball diamond

Jefferson Memorial Park (11.6 acres)

Address: 400 Forest Avenue, Charles Town, WV 25414

Features: Swimming pool, wading pool, walking trail, 3 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 playgrounds, and 4 pavilions

Libraries

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

Address: 151 Polk Street

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304.535.2301

Shepherdstown Public Library

Address: 100 E. German Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.2783

Ruth Scarborough Library

Address: 301 N. King Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.876.5421

South Jefferson Public Library

Address: 49 Church Street

Summit Point, WV 25446

Phone: 304.725.6227

Arts and Entertainment

The Old Opera House

Address: 204 N. George Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.725.4420

Built in 1910 The Old Opera House was of classic theatre structure, complete with fly-space for hanging scenery above the proscenium stage, an orchestra pit and a curved balcony. It seated 500 people. The theatre was closed down from 1948-1971. After some cleaning and refurbishing the theatre opened to the public again in 1976 with the goal of preserving history and to train young people in the arts.

The Black Box Arts Center

Address: 113 S. Princess Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 304.870.4685

The Black Box hopes that their community space will grow to nourish a variety of artistic endeavors, as well as classes, lectures, etc. The Black Box Arts Center rents their stage, lobby, and green rooms at a modest rate, and will consider co-producing theatrical productions in order to give artists affordable access to a performance/studio/gallery space. 

Frank Creative Arts Center

Address: 260 University Drive

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: (304) 876-3473

The Frank Creative Arts Center is a part of Shepherd University. By day it teaches young minds the importance of the arts and by night it hosts performances open to the community. They can range from orchestra concerts, plays, and the performing art series which showcases a variety of shows including Dancing Wheels and the Irish group, Fullset.