Profile for Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, WV
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Longtime health resort
Berkeley Springs is in Morgan County, in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for VA Gov. Norborne Berkeley.
The latitude of Berkeley Springs is 39.626N. The longitude is -78.227W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
Berkeley Springs is near the Potomac River.
Former and merged names include:
· Court House
Before white settlers arrived, the natural springs were a neutral gathering place for Indian tribes.
Local landmarks include "George Washington's Bathtub," a monument representing the bathing facilities Washington used during his visits.
Repeatedly ranked high in "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America," by John Villani
Local festivals include:
- Apple Butter Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
- Morgan County Fair - Aug. 4-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Berkeley Springs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Berkeley Springs State Park, Cacapon Resort State Park, Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Berkeley Springs festival dates:
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- Apple Butter Festival - O
- Morgan County Fair - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Berkeley Springs festival web sites:
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Guides to Berkeley Springs
Libraries in Berkeley Springs include Morgan County ... View libraries
Newspapers in Berkeley Springs include Morgan Messenger
Morgan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berkeley Springs political report.
Hotels in Berkeley Springs include Best Western Berkeley Springs, Coolfont Resort, Inn & Spa at Berkley Springs.
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