Jefferson County, VA

Jefferson County, Virginia, 1857
JEFFERSON COUNTY, situated on the northeasterly boundary of Virginia, with the Potomac river on the northeast, and traversed by the Shenandoah. Area, 225 square miles. Face of the country pleasantly diversified with hills and valleys; soil rich and well cultivated. Seat of justice, Charleston. Pop. in 1810, 11,851; in 1820, 13,087; in 1830, 12,927; in 1840, 14,082; in 1850, 15,357. (Fanning's, 1853)

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Birthplace of

Allstadt, John Hall

Harpers Ferry
Full name
  John Hall Allstadt

Baylor, George

George Baylor, 1860 bust view, detail
Full name
  George Baylor

Beall, John Yates

John Yates Beall, detail
Full name
  John Yates Beall


Contained places
Name Type
Charlestown, VA City or Town
Harpers Ferry, VA City or Town
Shannondale Springs, VA Location or Site
Shepherdstown, VA City or Town