Berkeley County WV is located in the Eastern most part of the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia, and is the second oldest county in West Virginia. Located in the Shenandoah Valley and near the Potomac River, Berkeley County West Virginia has played an important part in much of our nation’s history.
The economy of Berkeley County WV has withstood a great deal over the years, and within the past few years has maintained growth. The growth in recent years has been in the retail trade, as well as the health care field.
With great student to teacher ratios, Berkeley County Schools maintain a high standard of excellence in education. Within the district are three high schools, six middle schools and an abundance of primary schools.
The Jefferson Memorial Hospital is located about 15 miles away in Ranson, WV. Also, the War Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Valley Health, is located in nearby Berkeley Springs.
Located in Berkeley County West Virginia are the towns of Martinsburg and Hedgesville, as well as Georgetown, Falling Waters, Arden, and the town of Berkeley.
There is much to do in the Martinsburg-Berkeley county area. In recent years, Downtown Martinsburg has become a cultural hub with fascinating historical spots. You can learn more about the town’s history at the many historic exhibit houses. These include the General Adam Steven house, the Admiral Boarman house, the Belle Boyd house and museum. Also, the L. Norman Dillon Farmhouse is located in Hedgesville. Also, be sure to visit the Apollo Civic Theatre. Established in 1913, it was one of the first theatres in West Virginia. It is now home to a new theatre group.
If touring historical homes does not interest you, there is much to do in the outdoors around Berkeley County WV. You can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, white water rafting, as well as hunting and camping in the area. Golf is also a popular pastime in the area, and there are many golf clubs in this area of West Virginia. Also, in the winter time, you can travel within the state to enjoy some great snow skiing. In Berkeley, WV history and nature come together to create a beautiful area that is full of culture and southern hospitality.