1990 – Shepherdstown’s Historic District
Map courtesy of Jefferson County GIS/Addressing Office
The original Shepherdstown Historic District, outlined in red, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Its current boundaries, outlined in yellow, were expanded in 1987. The district includes most of the land within the town’s boundaries, plus contiguous developed areas that are not part of the incorporated town but are generally considered part of the community.
Shepherdstown’s Historic District was originally concentrated along German Street. The expanded district now includes land, places and structures of historic value, including McMurran Hall, The Entler Hotel, the Shepherd Grist Mill, the Opera House, and Elmwood Cemetery.
Shepherdstown’s was the first Historic District listed in West Virginia. The Historic District boundaries identify the properties that fall under the town’s Historic District Guidelines, which are administered by the Historic Landmark Commission. Historic Districts help preserve the antiquity of municipalities and protect property owners’ investments