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In 1832 Josiah Hedges platted the town that bears his name. Strategically sited on the Warm Springs Road (West Virginia 9), Hedgesville served as a welcome way station for travelers on their way to and from Berkeley Springs. Incorporated in 1854, Hedgesville still maintains a peaceful, pre–Civil War atmosphere. Most of its early houses, clustered around Main and Mary streets, are of log construction, but many now have clapboards or other later siding.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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