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1739

Thomas Shepherd established a gristmill at Shepherdstown

Other events that happened on or around 1739

Nov 12, 1762

Thomas Shepherd presented the Shepherdstown incorporation bill to the Virginia legislature

Dec 23, 1762

Romney and Shepherdstown were both chartered, West Virginia's oldest cities

Other events that happened on or around December 23, 1762

1787

James Rumsey tested the steamboat at Shepherdstown

Other events that happened on or around 1787

1798

Shepherdstown was named after Thomas Shepherd

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Sep 17, 1862

The Battle of Antietam was fought in Maryland near Shepherdstown

Sep 20, 1862

Union and Confederate forces fought the bloodiest Civil War battle to take place on West Virginia soil

1865

Union authorities moved Jefferson County seat from Charles Town to Shepherdstown

Other events that happened on or around 1865

1871

Shepherd College opened

1871

Jefferson County seat moved back to Charles Town after being in Shepherdstown

Other events that happened on or around 1871

1973

The Shepherdstown historic district was added to the National Register of Historic Places

Other events that happened on or around 1973

1987

The Shepherdstown historic district expanded

Other events that happened on or around 1987

Dec 15, 1997

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown

Other events that happened on or around December 15, 1997


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