Kearneysville, West Virginia

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Kearneysville
Unincorporated community
Kearneysville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Kearneysville
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°23′17″N 77°53′8″W / 39.38806°N 77.88556°W / 39.38806; -77.88556Coordinates: 39°23′17″N 77°53′8″W / 39.38806°N 77.88556°W / 39.38806; -77.88556
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyJefferson
Population (2000)
 • Total6,716
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes25430
GNIS feature ID1541092[1]
 
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Kearneysville
Unincorporated community
Kearneysville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Kearneysville
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°23′17″N 77°53′8″W / 39.38806°N 77.88556°W / 39.38806; -77.88556Coordinates: 39°23′17″N 77°53′8″W / 39.38806°N 77.88556°W / 39.38806; -77.88556
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyJefferson
Population (2000)
 • Total6,716
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes25430
GNIS feature ID1541092[1]

Kearneysville is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. According to the 2000 census, Kearneysville and its surrounding community has a population of 6,716.[2] Kearneysville is located along West Virginia Route 9 at its intersection with West Virginia Route 480 halfway between Martinsburg and Charles Town.

Settlement in the area that later came to be known as Kearneysville began in the mid-18th century. Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron sold land to various settlers, the first of whom was Nicholas Lemen in 1756. The next settler was General Horatio Gates, an American Revolutionary War general who named his holdings Traveller's Rest. Following him were Uriah and James Kearney, Sr., for whose family the village was named. The town grew slowly at first, but with the coming of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the 1830s, the population increased throughout the county and local farmers began to take advantage of this faster means of transportation. In 1876, Kearneysville was the site of Jefferson's first commercial apple orchard. Because of its central location in the Panhandle, today Kearneysville is home to the Burr and Bardane Industrial Parks and is one of the fastest growing areas of Jefferson County with its many expansive residential communities such as Chapel View and the Village of Washington Trail.

Sites on the National Register of Historic Places[edit]

SiteYear BuiltAddressListed
Elmwood-on-the-Opequon3898 Sulphur Springs Road2006
John VanMetre House177 Elsie Drive2004
Rellim Farm (Miller Farm)late 19th centuryLeetown Road (CR 1)1998
Sunnyside Farm (William A. Fulk House)mid 19th centuryLeetown Road (CR 1)1999
Traveller's Rest (General Horatio Gates House)circa 1773WV 4801972
Woodlawn (Wiltshire House)19th century30 Wiltshire Road2000

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