Queen Street

Queen Street Martinsburg West Virginia


Stock #: 723120
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Martinsburg
State: West Virginia (WV)
County: Berkeley
Publisher: Shenadoah Publishing House
Postmark: 1931 Sep-11
PM City: Martinsburg
PM State: WV
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.25" (9 x 14 cm)

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This view of Martinsburg's main business artery looks north and was taken a little north of the public square. The street was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, King of England at the time Martinsburg was laid out in 1773. At the public square Queen Street intersects with King Street. The town as originally surveyed comprised 130 acres, divided into 279 lots. This land was owned by General Adam Stephen, founder of the town. When the Revolution began in 1775 Martinsburg had but 150 inhabitants, one per cent of the present population of approximately 15,000.