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View from Harpers Ferry minus the bridge.
Welcome to the Jefferson County Historical Society's web site, where we you can learn more about the history of Jefferson County, WV, established as Jefferson County, Virginia in 1801 from what was then Berkeley County, VA. We also provide a history of the Society, which was established in 1927 as the first organization of its kind in West Virginia. Also included are descriptions of prominent individuals with connections to the county.

We offer you the opportunity to purchase publications of and memberships in the Society through our online store using PayPal, which accepts credit card purchases. A special visitor's page informs tourists and new residents about historic sites throughout the county and various cultural and historic events being held in the County in the coming year. We encourage you to learn about some of our collaborator's efforts through a series of links to their web sites.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Society's web site and that you find our information useful. Please address any inquiries regarding this site to our communications coordinator at info@jeffersonhistoricalwv.org. See "Contact Us" for a list of other Society members who may be able to provide you with additional information about the Society.

Note:  We have added a new feature to the web site which provides the reader with links to 181 historical markers in Jefferson County. Please click here to go to our historic marker data base section.


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