DescriptionFounded in the 18th century, Martinsburg developed into an important shipping center with the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the 1850s. During the late 19th century orchards were planted in surrounding areas, and today Martinsburg has become a distribution center for apples and peaches.
Martinsburg was torn apart by the Civil War because of Union and Confederate occupation, internal strife and the proximity of many battles. The town was the home of Belle Boyd, a beautiful 17-year-old Confederate spy who shot a Union soldier in her parents' home after he had made threats against her mother.
Visitor InfoMartinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau 126 E. Race St. MARTINSBURG, WV 25401. Phone:(304)264-8801 or (800)498-2386
ShoppingAnchor shops at the Foxcroft Towne Center at Martinsburg, formerly Martinsburg Mall, between I-81 exits 12 and 13, are Bon-Ton and Wal-Mart.
Things to SeeWonderment Puppet Theater