MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA
Martinsburg was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly and was adopted in December 1778 during the American Revolutionary War. The oldest house in the city, Aspen Hall, a Georgian mansion, was built in 1745. Aspen Hall and its wealthy residents had key roles in the agricultural, religious, transportation, and political history of the region.
The first United States post office in what is now West Virginia was established in Martinsburg in 1792. At that time, Martinsburg and the larger territory were still part of Virginia. Martinsburg became a center of the railroad industry and its workers. Telephone service was established in Martinsburg in 1883. In 1889, electricity began to be furnished to Martinsburg as part of a franchise granted to the United Edison Manufacturing Company of New York.
During World War II, thousands of wounded soldiers were treated at the military hospital in Martinsburg which became a part of the Veterans Administration (VA). The VA Medical Center in Martinsburg still provides care to United States veterans.
The City of Martinsburg is experiencing economic growth due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, yet offers the serenity of small town living. The City of Martinsburg has several recreational, cultural and arts activities. The War Memorial Park has swimming, entertainment, fairs and festivals throughout the year.
MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOLS
Martinsburg, West Virginia has various sources available for residents to choose the type of school whether you are looking for a public or private school.
MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA PARKS
Martinsburg, West Virginia is home to more than 15 public parks, two recreation facilities, and two public swimming pools. Martinsburg offers a wide variety of recreation programs and outdoor adventures.
Dupont Park & Soccer Complex
MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA EVENTS
City of Martinsburg
232 N. Queen St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401