Jefferson County, VA

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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Charlestown, VA City or Town
Harpers Ferry, VA City or Town
Shannondale Springs, VA Location or Site
Shepherdstown, VA City or Town
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