Famous Jefferson County Court House

Famous Jefferson County Court House Charles Town West Virginia


Stock #: 49119
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Charles Town
State: West Virginia (WV)
County: Jefferson
Publisher: Kelley Studios
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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It was in this court house on December 2, 1869 that John Brown was sentenced to be hanged for his treasonous raid on the Engine House at Harper's Ferry 8 miles distant. Jefferson County was named for Thomas Jefferson and was formed from Berkeley County in 1801. In early colonial times, Jefferson County was part of a vast territory which spread North & East from the Williamsburg seat of government in Virginia.