Shepherdstown Historic District
P.O. Box 1786
Shepherdstown, WEST VIRGINIA 25443
Contact phone: 304-876-0910
Established in the 1730s as Mecklenberg, Shepherdstown is the oldest town in
West Virginia. In the wake of the Battle of Antietam, only five miles away, the town became a vast hospital for Robert E. Lee’s retreating Confederate Army. On September 20, 1862, the last significant battle of the Maryland Campaign occurred at Boteler’s Ford, about a mile down the Potomac River from the town.