Jail Charles Town West Virginia


Stock #: 181297
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Charles Town
State: West Virginia (WV)
County: Jefferson
Publisher: National Tribune
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Charlestown is the county seat of Jefferson County, West Virginia (then Virginia), and on the Shenandoah Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio, about 10 miles southwest of Harper's Ferry. In 1859 it had a population of less than 1,500. about one third of whom were colored. It is surrounded by a fertile and beautiful country. The jail in which John Brown was confined and from which he was taken to execution has been rebuilt and modernized."