Berkeley County 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.
The schools in the Berkeley County West Virginia school system have wonderful student/teacher ratios and the district maintains a high standard of excellence in education. With three high schools, six middle schools and an abundance of primary schools, Berkeley County WV has some of the newest school facilities.
The Jefferson Memorial Hospital is located about 15 miles away in Ranson, WV. Also the Morgan City War Memorial Hospital is located in Berkeley Springs and is located in Morgan County.
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. Downtown Martinsburg has been revitalized in recent years and has become a cultural and historical hub of the area. You can learn more about the town’s history at the many historic exhibit houses like: the General Adam Steven house, the Admiral Boarman house, the Belle Boyd house and museum, and the L. Norman Dillon Farmhouse located in Hedgesville. Also, be sure to visit the Apollo Civic Theatre. Established in 1913, it is one of the first theatres in West Virginia, and today it is 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 of Berkeley County West Virginia. 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.