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Jefferson Court House, Charles Town, West Virginia, circa 1915-1930

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Summary:Jefferson Court House, Charles Town, West Virginia, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "Jefferson County, organized in 1801, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson. A one-story building was first erected, and here John Brown and his associates were tried in November, 1859. During the Civil war the building was partly destroyed and the county seat moved to Shepherdstown. In 1872 the original building was remodeled and the county court restored at Charles Town. Of the three treason trials in the United States, two have been held here, the second being in 1921 when William Blizzard and others were tried for an armed march on the non-union coal fields of West Virginia." Postmark date: March 25, 1932; Postcard number: 90; Message included.
Provider:Shenandoah Publishing House
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Strasburg
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:West Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Charlestown
Topical subjects:Courthouses
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Shenandoah Publishing House
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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