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1773

Martinsburg was laid out by Gen. Adam Stephens

Other events that happened on or around 1773

1774

The county jail of Martinsburg was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1774

Oct 18, 1778

Martinsburg was incorporated by the General Assembly of Virginia

1779

Berkeley County Courthouse in Martinsburg was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1779

1842

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad came to Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1842

1849

The National Hotel was built in Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1849

1867

Henry Hyannis purchased the old Nadenbousch distillery in Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1867

1873

A city waterworks was established in Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1873

1876

The new Berkeley Hotel opened in Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1876

1877

The great railroad strike originated among B&O workers in Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1877

1888

The Martinsburg & Potomac railroad was extended to Frederick County, Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1888

1890

Electricity came to Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1890

1912

The Apollo Theater was built in Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1912

1940

Martinsburg had four movie houses

Other events that happened on or around 1940

1980

The Home of Belle Boyd became a museum and archive center

Other events that happened on or around 1980

1990

The B&O Shop in Martinsburg closed

Other events that happened on or around 1990

2000

Martinsburg population was 75,905

Other events that happened on or around 2000

Jul 31, 2003

The B&O Railroad shops at Martinsburg were designated a National Historic Landmark

Other events that happened on or around July 31, 2003


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