Discover the history of
Jefferson County, West Virginia

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that helped shape the county’s and nation’s history!

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5 days ago

Jefferson County Museum

The museum is thankful to the Dolley Madison Garden Club for their tremendous support!Dolley Madison Garden Club is proud to announce that our Christmas Market raised $1100 for the Jefferson County Museum. Thank you to everyone who worked to make this event a success, especially to our local sponsors: The Bennett Agency and Bank of Charles Town. Also, we want to thank the Charles Town Library for providing the space, all our members who worked so hard, our wonderful vendors, the Allegra School of Dance, Washington High School Choir, and our Santa (who I'm pretty sure is actually Santa- I don't have a different name for him!). ... See MoreSee Less

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#FlashbackFriday to an engraving of Powhatan Hotel, circa 1890s.

The Powhatan Hotel, also known as Wormley’s Inn, was built in 1892 on 3rd Avenue in Ranson. The hotel was founded by James T. Wormley, son of James Wormley, a prominent African American hotelier in Washington, D.C.

The hotel later became the site of the Powhatan College for Young Women in 1900 and then St. Hilda’s Hall in 1915. #localhistory #JeffersonCounty
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