Martinsburg, West Virginia

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Martinsburg, West Virginia (WV), the seat of Berkeley County, was chartered in 1778 and named in honor of Thomas Bryan Martin, a nephew of Lord Thomas Fairfax, owner of vast tracts of forest south of the Potomac River during the Colonial period. On highway US-11 and the I-81 expressway, Martinsburg is a principal hotel lodging hub for travelers and sightseers visiting historic landmarks. The Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport is located south of the city. Fort Neally was established on Opequon Creek near Martinsburg as early as 1755. The city is among the largest in .

Lodging near Martinsburg, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 15 miles of Martinsburg.

  • Berkeley County Fairgrounds
  • Charlotte Prather Park (Martinsburg, WV)
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Oatesdale Park (Martinsburg, WV)
  • Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
  • War Memorial Park (Martinsburg, WV)
  • Yankauer Nature Preserve

[vc_message style="square" message_box_color="mulled_wine" css_animation="fadeIn"]Martinsburg is a favorite haunt of ghost hunters and is numbered among the most haunted locales in West Virginia. According to West Virginia Ghosts, a handful of  have become legendary.[/vc_message]


Martinsburg is approximately 24 miles north of Winchester, Virginia, and 22 miles south of Hagerstown, Maryland. Charles Town, West Virginia, is located 15 miles to the southeast, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is 14 miles to the northeast.

Map of Martinsburg, West Virginia

Regional Information

Martinsburg is located in the Eastern Panhandle Region in eastern West Virginia.

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