Jefferson County Courthouse (West Virginia)
Jefferson County Courthouse
Front of the courthouse
|Location||Charles Town, West Virginia|
|NRHP Reference #||73001910|
|Added to NRHP||July 10, 1973|
The first Jefferson County Courthouse was built in Charles Town, West Virginia in 1808, on a lot donated by Charles Washington. It was replaced by a larger building about 1836, which comprises the core of the present courthouse. The building is historically notable as the site of two trials for treason: that of John Brown in 1859, and those of unionizing coal miners from Mingo County, West Virginia, a consequence of the Battle of Blair Mountain, whose trials were moved from the southern part of the state in 1922 as a result of a change of venue.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Ted McGee (March 7, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Jefferson County Courthouse" (pdf). National Park Service.
- Media related to Jefferson County Courthouse (West Virginia) at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. WV-21-4, "Courthouse, George & Washington Streets, Charles Town, Jefferson, WV", 12 photos, 2 data pages, supplemental material
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