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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