Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia (lesser)

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The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is sometimes formulated so as to comprise only the counties of Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan.[1]

County information[edit]

County Named For Founded Seat
Berkeley Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt February 1772 Martinsburg
Jefferson Thomas Jefferson January 8, 1801 Charles Town
Morgan Daniel Morgan February 9, 1820 Berkeley Springs

Statistical areas[edit]

Several counties in the Eastern Panhandle are part of metropolitan, micropolitan, and consolidated metropolitan statistical areas defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget.

MSA/CMSA Population (2000) WV Counties
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA 222,771 Berkeley, Morgan
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA 4,796,183 Jefferson
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV CMSA 7,538,385 Berkeley, Jefferson


  1. ^ "Eastern Panhandle". Retrieved 7 August 2013.