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Shepherdstown is located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town has always been a crossing point of the Potomac River, where the Shenandoah Valley opens to the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The town was settled in the early 1700's and named for Thomas Shepherd, a local property owner.

From 1865-1871, Shepherdstown served as the county seat of Jefferson County due to war damage to the courthouse in Charles Town during the Civil War (1861-1865). The Town Hall located on the northeast corner of German and King streets housed the courthouse until it was moved back to Charles Town.

In 1872, the Town Hall Building (pictured here) was chartered as a "Classical and Scientific Institute." The building was then leased to the state and Shepherd College was born. The East Campus occupies about one-third of the town proper and the West Campus occupies a large area just northwest of the corporate limits.
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I was experimenting with the camera's B&W setting when I took this photo. The B&W setting I used was one in which the red filter was turned on.

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