The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Formed from Berkeley County in 1801, and named for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States. The first permanent white settlement was believed to have been made in the Shepherdstown area in 1719. In 1727, German immigrants founded the town of New Mecklenburg, later renamed Shepherdstown. Jefferson is the easternmost county in West Virginia.
Lodging: Jefferson County Hotels
Cities and Towns
Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 38 (Degrees F) -- Low 19 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)
Long Term Precipitation
January: 2.57 inches -- July: 3.83 (inches) -- Annual: 38.0 (inches)
Mean Annual Snowfall Range
25 - 30 inches
Additional Sources of Information
Military Operations in Jefferson County, Virginia (and West Va.) 1861-1865 -- A booklet published in 1911 that was meant to supplement the 25 historic markers erected in Jefferson County in 1910 by providing additional information on the engagements that took place during the Civil War.