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Founded in the 18th century, Martinsburg developed into an important shipping center with the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the 1850s. During the late 19th century orchards were planted in surrounding areas, and today Martinsburg has become a distribution center for apples and peaches.

Martinsburg was torn apart by the Civil War because of Union and Confederate occupation, internal strife and the proximity of many battles. The town was the home of Belle Boyd, a beautiful 17 year old Confederate spy who shot a Union soldier in her parents' home after he had made threats against her mother. Martinsburg is part of the Washington metro area.

Motels, Hotels and Resorts Boydville Inn |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate C Calvin Bayer & Sons Realty | Hawthorne Group |
Transportation Eastern WV Regional/Shepherd Airport |

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05/24 Coming to The area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.
Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival Annapolis MD June9 View the juried works of 200 of the regions’ best artists and craftsmen. Sample wines from over 25 Maryland wineries in our expanded wine pavilions. Purchase a bottle of wine and relax while listening to smooth jazz all day long.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.