Jefferson County Courthouse

Historical SitesCharles Town, WV

The site of the 1859 trial of John Brown after his raid and subsequent capture at Harpers Ferry. Brown was found guilty of conspiring with slaves to rebel, of murder and of treason against Virginia. Sentenced to death, Brown was hanged near the courthouse and his body was removed by train to his farm in upstate New York. John Brown's violent protest against slavery set the stage for the bloody national conflict that would erupt three years later.

Jefferson County Courthouse

100 E. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25425

Jefferson County, WV
304-728-3231

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LOCAL TOURISM REFERENCES

Visit Loudoun and Loudoun County Visitors Center
Market Station 112-G South St. SE Leesburg, VA 20175
703-771-2170 ext. 11 or 800-752-6118 ext. 11
Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days
www.visitloudoun.org