Introduction to Martinsburg, West Virginia
Martinsburg, West Virginia is located 29 miles W of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and is 64 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Berkeley county. The population of the city is 14,972.
Martinsburg is the county seat of the Berkeley County, which was founded in 1772. The city was named after Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin, the nephew of Lord Fairfax. It was founded by General Adam Stephen. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad arrived in 1842. Martinsburg was incorporated on March 30, 1868.
Martinsburg and nearby Attractions
- Abram's Delight Museum
- Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
- Fort Frederick State Park
- Washington Monument State Park
- Gathland State Park
Things To Do In Martinsburg
There are several parks in Martinsburg such as the Cacapon State Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fort Frederick State Park, and South Mountain State Park. History buffs should visit the local museums like Boonsborough Museum of History, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, and Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. The historical sites include Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Jefferson County Courthouse, and Antietam National Battlefield.
Air transport facilities are available at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Martinsburg Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be availed through Shenandoah University, Shepherd College, and Frederick Community College.