"More History in Shepherstown" West Virginia Favorite Tip by lmkluque

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  James Rumsey Monument
by lmkluque

Favorite thing: Shepheredstown is along the route to Harpers Ferry.

It is also a smallish town with a population of less than a thousand. It is old, actually the oldest town in West Virginia, it is full of history and because it has been protected and well preserved, it too is lovely and interesting.

We stopped here to have lunch at the Yellow Brick Bank, a favored place of Nancy Reagan and saw a few of the sites along the way.

The Patomac River runs through the lower Shenandoah Valley and this is where you'll find Shepheredstown.

Fondest memory: Exploring a bit around the town after lunch we came upon a lovely bridge that crossed over the Potomac River in to Maryland. We also saw the James Rumsey Monument, which was built by the Rumseian Society to honor the career of James Rumsey. He was among other things, an inventor and creater of the 1787 steamboat.

Click on this link if you'd like to see what else is offered in Shepheredstown.

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2011
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