Martinsburg, West Virginia
Overview
 
Martinsburg is a city in the Eastern Panhandle
Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia, United States. The Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors and other local civic organizations consider only the three Easternmost counties, Jefferson, Berkeley and...

 region of West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the northeast and Maryland to the east...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The city's population was 14,972 at the 2000 census; according to a 2009 Census Bureau estimate, Martinsburg's population was 17,117, making it the largest city in the Eastern Panhandle and the eighth largest municipality in West Virginia. Martinsburg is the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Berkeley County
Berkeley County, West Virginia
Berkeley County is a county located in the Eastern Panhandle region of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2010, the population is 104,169, making it the second-most populous county in West Virginia, behind Kanawha...

and one of the core cities in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
Hagerstown Metropolitan Area
The Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metropolitan Area, officially designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget as Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland-West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area , constitutes the primary cities of Hagerstown, Maryland, Martinsburg, West Virginia, and...

. Martinsburg and Berkeley County are growing very rapidly from the influx of people moving from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....

 and Baltimore
Baltimore
Baltimore is the largest independent city in the United States and the largest city and cultural center of the US state of Maryland. The city is located in central Maryland along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore is sometimes referred to as Baltimore...

.
Martinsburg is one of many cities across the nation that has residents participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Martinsburg was founded in 1778 by General Adam Stephen
Adam Stephen
Adam Stephen was a Scottish-born doctor and military officer. He came to North America, where he served in the Virginia colonial militia under George Washington during the French and Indian War. He served under Washington again in the American Revolutionary War, rising to lead a division of the...

 who named it in honor of Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin
Thomas Bryan Martin
Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin was an early American jurist, legislator, and prominent landowner.-Biography:Martin was born in England to Denny Martin and his wife, Frances Fairfax , sister of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron , and arrived in Virginia from England in 1751...

, a nephew of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway....

.

Aspen Hall
Aspen Hall (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
Aspen Hall, also known as the Edward Beeson House, was built beginning in 1771 as a stone house in the Georgian style in what would become Martinsburg, West Virginia. The first portion of the house was a 20 by 20 foot "fortified stone home", 2½ stories tall., in coursed rubble limestone built in...

 is a Georgian mansion, the oldest part of which was built in 1745 by Edward Beeson, Sr.
Encyclopedia
Martinsburg is a city in the Eastern Panhandle
Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia, United States. The Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors and other local civic organizations consider only the three Easternmost counties, Jefferson, Berkeley and...

 region of West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the northeast and Maryland to the east...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The city's population was 14,972 at the 2000 census; according to a 2009 Census Bureau estimate, Martinsburg's population was 17,117, making it the largest city in the Eastern Panhandle and the eighth largest municipality in West Virginia. Martinsburg is the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Berkeley County
Berkeley County, West Virginia
Berkeley County is a county located in the Eastern Panhandle region of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2010, the population is 104,169, making it the second-most populous county in West Virginia, behind Kanawha...

and one of the core cities in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
Hagerstown Metropolitan Area
The Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metropolitan Area, officially designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget as Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland-West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area , constitutes the primary cities of Hagerstown, Maryland, Martinsburg, West Virginia, and...

. Martinsburg and Berkeley County are growing very rapidly from the influx of people moving from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....

 and Baltimore
Baltimore
Baltimore is the largest independent city in the United States and the largest city and cultural center of the US state of Maryland. The city is located in central Maryland along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore is sometimes referred to as Baltimore...

.
Martinsburg is one of many cities across the nation that has residents participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

History

Martinsburg was founded in 1778 by General Adam Stephen
Adam Stephen
Adam Stephen was a Scottish-born doctor and military officer. He came to North America, where he served in the Virginia colonial militia under George Washington during the French and Indian War. He served under Washington again in the American Revolutionary War, rising to lead a division of the...

 who named it in honor of Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin
Thomas Bryan Martin
Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin was an early American jurist, legislator, and prominent landowner.-Biography:Martin was born in England to Denny Martin and his wife, Frances Fairfax , sister of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron , and arrived in Virginia from England in 1751...

, a nephew of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway....

.

Aspen Hall
Aspen Hall (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
Aspen Hall, also known as the Edward Beeson House, was built beginning in 1771 as a stone house in the Georgian style in what would become Martinsburg, West Virginia. The first portion of the house was a 20 by 20 foot "fortified stone home", 2½ stories tall., in coursed rubble limestone built in...

 is a Georgian mansion, the oldest part of which was built in 1745 by Edward Beeson, Sr. making it the oldest house in the city. Aspen Hall and the people who lived there played important roles in the agricultural, religious, transportation, and political heritage of the region. Significant events related to the British, French, and Indian War; the Revolution, and the Civil War took place on the property. Three original buildings are still standing including the rare blockhouse of Mendenhall's Fort.

The first post office in what is now West Virginia was established at Martinsburg in 1792.

The Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad reached Martinsburg in 1842. The B&O Roundhouse and Station Complex was first constructed in 1849.

In 1863, Isabelle “Belle” Boyd, a famous spy for the Confederacy, was arrested in Martinsburg by the Union Army and imprisoned.

The city of Martinsburg was incorporated by an act of the West Virginia Legislature
West Virginia Legislature
The West Virginia Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of West Virginia. A bicameral legislative body, the Legislature is split between the upper Senate and the lower House of Delegates. It was established under Article VI of the West Virginia Constitution following the state's...

 on March 30, 1868.

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Great railroad strike of 1877
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state militias, and federal troops.-Economic conditions in the 1870s:...

 began July 14, 1877 in Martinsburg and spread nationwide.

Telephone service first began 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.

The Interwoven mills began operations in Martinsburg in 1891 and grew to be the largest manufacturer of men's hosiery in the world.

Construction of the "Apollo Civic Theatre" was completed in 1913.

Over one thousand (1,039) men from Berkeley County participated in World War I. Of these, forty-one were killed and twenty-one were wounded in battle. A monument to those who fell in battle was erected in 1925.

During World War II, the Newton D. Baker Hospital in Martinsburg treated thousands of soldiers wounded in the war. In 1946 this military hospital became a part of the Veterans Administration (VA). The VA Medical Center in Martinsburg is still in service providing care to United States veterans.

Beginning in the late 1940s and through the 1950s, many of the mills and factories operating in Martinsburg shut down and went out of business, dealing a major blow to the local economy.

Demographics

As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 14,972 people, 6,684 households, and 3,689 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 2,977.4 people per square mile (1,149.2/km²). There were 7,432 housing units at an average density of 1,478.0 per square mile (570.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.90% White, 11.63% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.91% of the population.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,495, and the median income for a family was $36,954. Males had a median income of $29,697 versus $22,212 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $16,314. About 14.7% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Location and topography

Martinsburg is located at 39°27′33"N 77°58′4"W (39.459207, -77.967814). As per MapQuest
MapQuest
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, Martinsburg is approximately 92 miles (148.1 km) driving distance northwest of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....

. U.S. Route 11
U.S. Route 11 in West Virginia
In the U.S. state of West Virginia, U.S. Route 11 spans across the Eastern Panhandle region. US 11 enters the state near Ridgeway, and crosses into Maryland just south of Williamsport...

 runs through the center of town, and Interstate 81
Interstate 81 in West Virginia
In the U.S. state of West Virginia, Interstate 81 crosses the Eastern Panhandle region, linking Virginia to Maryland. The Interstate Highway, completed in 1966, spans through Berkeley County, paralleling U.S. Route 11 for its entire length...

 passes along the northern side of the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.40%) is water.

Climate

Commerce

Major private employers in and around Martinsburg include Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics is an American printing company, based in Sussex, Wisconsin. It was founded on July 13, 1971, by Harry V. Quadracci, son of Harry R. Quadracci, whom the company website calls, "the Father of Web Offset Printing". The company has forty printing facilities in the United States, as well...

, EcoLab, Orgill, World Color, Sino-Swearingen, General Motors
General Motors
General Motors Company , commonly known as GM, formerly incorporated as General Motors Corporation, is an American multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and the world's second-largest automaker in 2010...

, and FedEx
FedEx
FedEx Corporation , originally known as FDX Corporation, is a logistics services company, based in the United States with headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee...

.

The city also has numerous federal government employers including the Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue...

, U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center, U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Veteran Administration Center.

The Martinsburg IRS Facility is one of the two Enterprise Computing Centers of the Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue...

 (the other is in Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers....

). The Martinsburg facility processes most of the country's electronically filed tax documents from businesses, and about one-third of electronically-filed tax return
Tax return (United States)
Tax returns in the United States are reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service or with the state or local tax collection agency containing information used to calculate income tax or other taxes...

s.

The area is also home to the 167th Airlift Wing
167th Airlift Wing
The United States Air Force's 167th Airlift Wing is a unit located at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia.-Beginnings:The West Virginia Air National Guard was officially federally recognized on March 7, 1947, as the 167th Fighter Squadron, based at Kanawha Airport in Charleston...

 of the West Virginia Air National Guard
West Virginia Air National Guard
The West Virginia Air National Guard is the air force militia of the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is, along with the West Virginia Army National Guard, an element of the West Virginia National Guard...

, based in Eastern WV Regional Airport
Eastern WV Regional Airport
Eastern WV Regional Airport , also known as Shepherd Field, is a joint civil-military public airport located four miles south of the central business district of Martinsburg, a city in Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA....

.

Martinsburg had its own automobile company from 1912 to 1922, called Norwalk. The cars that were assembled here are the longest-made known cars to be built in the state of West Virginia.

Healthcare

  • West Virginia University Hospitals - East (an affiliate of West Virginia University Hospitals, formerly City Hospital)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Shopping

Martinsburg has one Shopping Mall
  • Martinsburg Mall
    Martinsburg Mall
    Martinsburg Mall is a shopping center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Completed in 1991, the mall contains more than 50 retailers, including Bon-Ton, JCPenney, Sears, and Walmart...

    : 551351 square feet (51,222.2 m²) with approximately 50 stores and anchored by Walmart, JCPenney, and The Bon-Ton. Opened in 1991. Location: Foxcroft Avenue, Interstate 81 Exit 12 & 13.


Other retail centers/areas in Martinsburg include:
  • The Commons Shopping Center
    The Commons Shopping Center
    The Commons is a 420,000 SF open-air shopping center located on 45 acres on the southwest corner of the Retail Commons Parkway at the intersection of Exit 12 on Interstate 81 and Route 45 in [], Martinsburg, West Virginia...

    : 400000 square feet (37,161.2 m²) anchored by Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, Staples, Books A Million, Bed Bath and Beyond, Michaels, Petsmart, and Five Below. Opened in 2009. Location: Retail Commons Parkway, Interstate 81 Exit 12.
  • Old Courthouse Square: 201350 square feet (18,706 m²) anchored by Food Lion, Schewels, and Auto Zone. Opened in 1987. Location: Edwin Miller Blvd.
  • Apple Harvest Drive: K-Mart, Food Lion, Lowes, and Advance Auto.
  • North Queen Street: Weis Markets, Tractor Supply, Big Lots, and Aarons.
  • Other shopping areas in the city are the Berkeley Plaza on Williamsport Pike and Martinsburg Plaza on Winchester Ave.

Middle Schools

  • North Middle School
  • South Middle School
  • Spring Mills Middle SchoolBold text

Colleges and universities

  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
    Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
    Not to be confused with Blue Ridge Community College in a nearby area of Virginia.Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a two-year college located in Martinsburg, in Berkeley County, West Virginia...

    , Martinsburg
  • James Rumsey Technical Institute
    James Rumsey Technical Institute
    The James Rumsey Technical Institute is a technical institute in Martinsburg, West Virginia. It is named after James Rumsey, an American mechanical engineer and inventor from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. JRTI was started/founded on March 25, 1969...

    , Martinsburg
  • Mountain State University
    Mountain State University
    Mountain State University is a private nonsectarian university based in Beckley, West Virginia, United States. The university offers undergraduate and master's degree programs, as well as a doctoral degree program. Most of the university's programs focus on the professions in business,...

    , Martinsburg Campus - located on the western fringe of town offers a handful of 4-year degree offerings including Nursing, Leadership, and Forensics.
  • Valley College of Technology, Martinsburg Campus

Transportation

Major highways

  • Interstate 81
    Interstate 81 in West Virginia
    In the U.S. state of West Virginia, Interstate 81 crosses the Eastern Panhandle region, linking Virginia to Maryland. The Interstate Highway, completed in 1966, spans through Berkeley County, paralleling U.S. Route 11 for its entire length...

  • U.S. Route 11
    U.S. Route 11 in West Virginia
    In the U.S. state of West Virginia, U.S. Route 11 spans across the Eastern Panhandle region. US 11 enters the state near Ridgeway, and crosses into Maryland just south of Williamsport...

  • West Virginia Route 9
  • West Virginia Route 45
  • West Virginia Route 51
  • West Virginia Route 901

Mass transportation

Amtrak
Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak , is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track". It is headquartered at Union...

 provides service to Martinsburg. The city's passenger rail station is located downtown at 229 East Martin Street. MARC
MARC Train
MARC , known prior to 1984 as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a regional rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. MARC is administered by the Maryland Transit Administration , a Maryland Department of Transportation agency, and is operated under contract...

, Maryland's commuter rail system, operates trains on weekdays on its which terminates in Martinsburg. Service is provided to Union Station
Union Station (Washington, D.C.)
Washington Union Station is a train station and leisure destination visited by 32 million people each year in the center of Washington, D.C. The train station is served by Amtrak, MARC and Virginia Railway Express commuter rail services as well as by Washington Metro subway trains and local buses...

 in Washington, D.C.

Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority, known more popularly as "Pan Tran," operates bus routes in Martinsburg, surrounding Berkeley County, and neighboring Jefferson County, West Virginia
Jefferson County, West Virginia
Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2010, the population was 53,498. Its county seat is Charles Town...

.

Eastern WV Regional Airport
Eastern WV Regional Airport
Eastern WV Regional Airport , also known as Shepherd Field, is a joint civil-military public airport located four miles south of the central business district of Martinsburg, a city in Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA....

, south of the city, handles general aviation. The closest airport with commercial air service is Hagerstown Regional Airport
Hagerstown Regional Airport
Hagerstown Regional Airport , also known as Richard A. Henson Field, is a county-owned public-use airport in Washington County, Maryland, United States. It is located four nautical miles north of the central business district of Hagerstown, about a half mile from the Maryland/Pennsylvania border....

, that is about 25 miles (40.2 km) driving distance north. The closest international airport is Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport is a public airport in Dulles, Virginia, 26 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. The airport serves the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia metropolitan area centered on the District of Columbia. It is named after John Foster Dulles, Secretary of...

, which is about 60 miles (96.6 km) driving distance east.

Print

  • Martinsburg has one daily community newspaper, The Journal.
  • Martinsburg has a bi-monthly magazine, Around the Panhandle Magazine. www.aroundthepanhandle.com

Radio

  • The city is home to WRNR/740 AM
    WRNR (AM)
    WRNR is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Martinsburg, West Virginia, serving Martinsburg and Berkeley County, West Virginia. WRNR is owned and operated by Shenandoah Communications, Inc.-External links:*...

    , WEPM/1340 AM
    WEPM
    WEPM is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Martinsburg, West Virginia, serving Martinsburg and Berkeley County, West Virginia...

    , WICL/95.9 FM
    WICL
    WICL is an Oldies and Classic rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Williamsport, Maryland, serving the Martinsburg, West Virginia/Hagerstown, Maryland area. WICL is owned and operated by Prettyman Broadcasting Co.-History:...

    , WLTF/97.5 FM
    WLTF
    WLTF is a Light Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Martinsburg, West Virginia, serving the Four-State Region. WLTF is owned and operated by Prettyman Broadcasting Company.-Information:...

    , and WVEP/88.9 FM
    WVEP
    WVEP is a National Public Radio affiliated broadcast radio station licensed to Martinsburg, West Virginia, serving the Four State area. WVEP is owned and operated by West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority....

     radio stations. The following box details all of the radio stations in the Eastern Panhandle market.


Television

  • Martinsburg is home to W44AA Channel 44 (WV Educational Broadcasting) and (WWPX
    WWPX
    WWPX-TV is the Ion Television affiliate licensed to Martinsburg, West Virginia, and serving the northwestern portion of the Washington, DC television market. The station is owned by ION Media Networks, and broadcasts its digital signal on VHF channel 12, displayed as virtual channel 60...

     60 (ION), all part of the Hagerstown
    Hagerstown, Maryland
    Hagerstown is a city in northwestern Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Washington County, and, by many definitions, the largest city in a region known as Western Maryland. The population of Hagerstown city proper at the 2010 census was 39,662, and the population of the...

     sub-market that is further grouped under the Nielsen-designated Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown, Md. market, the ninth largest market in the nation. The box below lists television stations available in the region.

Martinsburg, WV was the setting of the X-Files episode "Small Potatoes" (Season 4, episode 20). However, the filming did not take place in the vicinity.

Notable natives and residents

  • Newton D. Baker
    Newton D. Baker
    Newton Diehl Baker, Jr. was an American politician who belonged to the Democratic Party. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915 and as U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921.-Early years:...

    , Secretary of War
  • Belle Boyd
    Belle Boyd
    Isabella Marie Boyd Isabella Marie Boyd Isabella Marie Boyd (May 9, 1844 – June 11, 1900, best known as Belle Boyd or Cleopatra of the Secession, was a Confederate spy in the American Civil War...

    , Confederate spy
    American Civil War spies
    Tactical or battlefield intelligence became very vital to both armies in the field during the American Civil War. Units of spies and scouts reported directly to the commanders of armies in the field. They provided details on troop movements and strengths. The distinction between spies and scouts...

     in the American Civil War
    American Civil War
    The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

  • Scott Bullett
    Scott Bullett
    Scott Douglas Bullett is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of four seasons between and . He also played one season in Japan with the Chunichi Dragons in . Towards the end of his career, he played in the Mexican Professional Summer League...

    , Former outfielder
    Outfielder
    Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in baseball farthest from the batter. These defenders are the left fielder, the center fielder, and the right fielder...

     for the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They play in the Central Division of the National League, and are five-time World Series Champions...

    , Chicago Cubs
    Chicago Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs are a professional baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League. They are one of two Major League clubs based in Chicago . The Cubs are also one of the two remaining charter members of the National...

  • Vicky Bullett
    Vicky Bullett
    Victoria Bullett is an American former professional basketball player. She played for the Charlotte Sting and Washington Mystics in the WNBA, as well as for European and South American professional teams, the U.S. Olympic team, and the University of Maryland Terrapins...

    , Olympic gold medalist in women's basketball
  • Harry Flood Byrd, Sr.
    Harry F. Byrd
    Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. of Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia, was an American newspaper publisher, farmer and politician. He was a descendant of one of the First Families of Virginia...

    , United States Senator and Governor of Virginia
    Governor of Virginia
    The governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. The position is currently held by Republican Bob McDonnell, who was inaugurated on January 16, 2010, as the 71st governor of Virginia....

  • Robert Lee Castleman
    Robert Lee Castleman
    Robert Lee Castleman is an American country singer and songwriter.His debut album, "Crazy as Me" was released on Rounder Records in 2000.He has won a Grammy Award in 2002 in the Best Country Song category for writing "The Lucky One" performed by Alison Krauss & Union Station.Other songs he wrote or...

    , Grammy-winning singer/songwriter
  • Charles James Faulkner
    Charles James Faulkner
    Charles James Faulkner was a United States Senator from West Virginia and the son of Charles James Faulkner, a U.S. Representative from Virginia and West Virginia. Born on the family estate, "Boydville," near Martinsburg, Virginia , he accompanied his father, who was U.S...

    , United States Representative from Virginia
  • Karl Hess
    Karl Hess
    Karl Hess was an American national-level speechwriter and author. He was also a political philosopher, editor, welder, motorcycle racer, tax resister, atheist, and libertarian activist...

    , former D.C. insider turned Libertarian and appropriate technology activist, relocated to the Martinsburg area in the 1970s.
  • Shannon Larkin
    Shannon Larkin
    Shannon Larkin, born James Shannon Larkin on April 24, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, is a musician best known for being the drummer of the heavy metal band Godsmack. He replaced the previous drummer Tommy Stewart in June 2002...

    , drummer for the hard rock band Godsmack
  • Walter Dean Myers
    Walter Dean Myers
    Walter Dean Myers is an African American author of young adult literature. Myers has written over fifty books, including novels and nonfiction works. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times...

    , author
  • Bruce Van Wyk, notable entrepreneur, married to health activist Mikki Van Wyk
  • John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch
    John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch
    John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch was a successful businessman, soldier and local politician.- Early life :...

    , colonel in Confederate States Army
    Confederate States Army
    The Confederate States Army was the army of the Confederate States of America while the Confederacy existed during the American Civil War. On February 8, 1861, delegates from the seven Deep South states which had already declared their secession from the United States of America adopted the...

  • Ronald Radosh
    Ronald Radosh
    Ronald Radosh is an American writer, professor, historian, former Marxist, and neoconservative. He is known for his work on the Cold War espionage case of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and his advocacy of the state of Israel....

    , ex-New Left, ex-libertarian, now neoconservative author
  • Absalom Willis Robertson
    Absalom Willis Robertson
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