Jefferson County, WV, Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

992 THL

Scope and Content: This collection includes two account books of general merchandise of Charles Town, VA (now in Jefferson Co., WV), USA, spanning the years from 1795 to 1797. Also included are three booklets, which give a brief historical account of several old places in Jefferson County. Included is a 25-page pamphlet issued for the Confederate soldiers’ memorial at Elmwood, Shepherdstown, WV, and gives a thorough listing and history of Confederate members of the Stonewall Brigade.
(2 boxes) Last updated 12/03.

Biographical/Historical: Jefferson County, VA formed from Berkeley County in 1801. Berkeley formed from Frederick in 1772. Account books list general merchandise sold in Charlestown (1795-96) store. General Darke, who founded Darkesville (WV) is listed as a customer.

Cite As: Jefferson County, WV Collection, 992 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

General merchandise account book of Charles Town, VA, June 1795-December 22, 1795, leather-bound

General merchandise account book of Charles Town, VA, June 27, 1796-April 26, 1797, leather-bound

Box 2

Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV
"Memorial to Confederate Soldiers - Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV, unveiled September 18, 1837," booklet by Sam M. Hendricks, 25 pages, printed

Jefferson County, WV – history
Jefferson County, WV historical tour, [1951], booklet, no author, 50 pages, printed
"Historical Places at the Gateways of the Shenandoah Valley in Jefferson County, WV," booklet by Mynna Thruston, 32 pages, printed, 1929 edition and 2nd edition (no date)

Jefferson County, WV – history
"150 Years of Progress," 1951, 1 item, booklet, printed

Smithfield, History of –no author, no date, unnumbered pages, typescript