FALLING WATERS, WEST VIRGINIA

HISTORY

Falling Waters WVFalling Waters was established in 1815.  Because Falling Waters, West Virginia, is between Hagerstown and Martinsburg on the Potomac River, Falling Waters is predominantly a residential community with numerous historic residences, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Recently, Falling Waters has had a boom in new residential construction as many people use Falling Waters as a bedroom community to commute to cities nearby and as far as Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

Falling Waters was the site of two battles during the American Civil War which includes, The Battle of Hoke’s Run, July 1861 and The Battle of Williamsport, July 1863, during the Gettysburg Campaign.  An 1887 Scientific American article claimed that the first railroad in the United States was built in Falling Waters in 1814.

ATTRACTIONS/TOURISM

Falling Waters, West Virginia has approximately 37 Tourist attractions in or near to them.  A few of these places include A.M. Powell State Fish Hatchery, Bluemont Vineyard, Breaux Vineyards, and Mountaineer Brewing.

The Falling Waters Waterfall is located in Falling Waters, and it is the site of two Civil War Battles and some say the area is haunted.  An unoccupied mill, previously located here, had mysterious lights on at night.

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www.olddominionwildlife.com

SCHOOLS

Public Schools in Falling Waters belong to districts that are headquartered in one or more other communities which includes the Martinsburg area and Berkeley County School District.

www.fallingwaterswvschools.com

www.greatschools-west-virginia-falling-waters.org

PARKS

Falling Waters has several Campground areas and is within close proximity to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, and Oatesdale Park.

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www.rvparkreviews.com-west-virginia

www.williamsportmd.gov

EVENTS

Falling Waters hosts concerts, festivals, kid’s events, pet events as well as attractions in their neighboring towns which includes Martinsburg, WV, Shepherdstown, WV, Williamsport, MD, and Clear Spring, MD.

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