Watch Jefferson CountyJefferson County, WV
Jefferson County, WV was 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 county is comprised of 212 square miles with approximately 52,000 residents and is steeped in our Nation's early history and development.
The county was a frequent site of conflict during the Civil War, as Union and Confederate lines moved back and forth along the Shenandoah valley. Some towns in the county changed hands between Union and Confederacy over a dozen times.
The County Court House was the site of the Trial of John Brown, famous abolitionist, and remains a local historical treasure.
The area is served by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and the WV State Police.
The restored former Jail and Administrative Offices at the rear of the Court House are shown above.
Jefferson County Sheriffs Office
102 Industrial Blvd
WV 25430, Jefferson County
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