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Charles Town by Dolly Nasby
Charles Town, located in the Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia, was petitioned in 1786 and founded on January 7, 1787, by Charles Washington, George's youngest brother. Many of this historic community's streets are named for Washington family members including Mildred and Samuel. The Jefferson County Courthouse, made famous as the location for the 1859 treason trial of the abolitionist John Brown and the 1922 Miners' Trials, sits in the center of town on one of the original four lots platted by Charles for community use. Today, Charles Town retains its original small town charm while attracting visitors with such diverse activities as The Charles Town Races and Slots and nearby hiking and whitewater rafting.
Author Bio: Author Dolly Nasby, a retired history teacher and author of the well-received Images of America: Harpers Ferry, is a longtime resident of the area. An honors graduate of nearby Hood College, Dolly Nasby brought her family to West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle many times over the years and fell so in love with the Potomac Valley that she and her husband have retired there.
# of Pages: 128
On Sale Date: 11/29/2004
# of Images: 200 Black and White