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Jun 17, 1730

First land grants in Frederick County, Virginia, were given to John and Isaac Van Meter

1734

Samuel Taylor operated a ferry across the Potomac River southeast of Shepherdstown

1738

Quakers established a meeting house in Berkeley County, west of present Martinsburg

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1743

Baptists from Maryland established a settlement and meeting house at Mill Creek, present Gerrardstown

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1748

Fairfax established an office to sell land

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1770

Adam Stephen purchased 255 acres of land in present Berkeley County and laid out Martinsburg

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1772

Berkeley County was created from part of Frederick County

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1788

Gen. William Darke voted for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution during the Virginia ratifying convention

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Oct 26, 1801

Jefferson County was established from a portion of Berkeley County by the General Assembly

1842

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad came to Martinsburg

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1859

Charles James Faulkner Sr. was appointed minister to France by President Buchanan

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May 28, 1863

Elections in Berkeley and Jefferson counties endorsed joining West Virginia

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Aug 05, 1863

Legislature voted to admit Berkeley County officially into West Virginia

Mar 07, 1866

Joint resolution of Congress confirmed transfer of Berkeley and Jefferson counties to West Virginia

1876

Cumberland Valley Railroad reached Martinsburg

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1890

Electricity came to Martinsburg

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1900

Berkeley County population was 19,469

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1916

Newton Diehl Baker was appointed Secretary of War by President Wilson

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1923

Shepherd Field, Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, opened

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1968

Interstate 81 was completed

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