Thomas Shepherd founded the town of Shepherdstown in 1734, long before West Virginia became a state. The town is the oldest community in the mountain state, and it has been carefully restored. Shepherdstown has largely avoided the turmoil of nearby Harpers Ferry and many of the buildings from the early 1800s still stand. Shepherd College, part of the state university system, is one of the largest employers in the town. It’s an easy drive to Frederick, Maryland.
The area is steeped in history with much to see and do. Harpers Ferry and Antietam Battlefield National Historic Parks are very close by, as is the Appalachian Trail and the C &O canal.