Berkeley County, West Virginia

Berkeley County, in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, is the second oldest county in West Virginia. It was established in 1772 from parts of Morgan and Jefferson counties. Martinsburg is its county seat and largest city. The county was named for Norborne Berkeley, the colonial governor of Virginia from 1768 until 1770. As early as 1774, George Washington had orchards planted in Berkeley County, and the first commercial orchard in West Virginia was said to have been planted near Gerrardstown, WV. The Potomac River flows across the northern flank of the county. As of the 2010 census, its population was 75,905.

Select Cities & Towns in Berkeley County

Bedington, West Virginia
Berkeley, West Virginia
Bunker Hill, West Virginia
Falling Waters, West Virginia
Gerrardstown, West Virginia
Glengary, West Virginia
Hedgesville, West Virginia
Inwood, West Virginia
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Shanghai, West Virginia
Tablers Station, West Virginia
Winebrenners Crossroads, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

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

Berkeley County Historic Landmarks

Apollo Theatre (Martinsburg, WV)
Campbellton (Gerrardstown, WV)
Continental Clay Brick Plant (Martinsburg, WV)
Harmony Cemetery (Falling Waters, WV)
Lick Run Plantation (Bedington, WV)
William G. Morgan House (Bunker Hill, WV)
Opequon Golf Club (Martinsburg, WV)

Regional Information for Berkeley County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Berkeley County may be found in our guide to travel in the Eastern Panhandle Region of eastern West Virginia, in which Berkeley County is located.

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