Martinsburg, West Virginia
Martinsburg is a city in West Virginia. It is the county seat of Berkeley County and with a 2000 population of 14,972, it is the ninth largest city in West Virginia as ranked by population.
History[change | change source]
Martinsburg was founded in 1778 by General Adam Stephen and named in honor of Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin. It was incorporated by the West Virginia legislature on March 30, 1868.
Commerce[change | change source]
Major employers in Martinsburg include Quad/Graphics, Ecolab, Orgill, Sino-Swearingin, FedEx, and Quebecor World. Government employers include the Internal Revenue Service, the 167th Airlift Wing of the Air National Guard, and the BATF. The now defunct Norwalk car company was located in Martinsburg.
Notable Natives and Residents[change | change source]
- Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War
- Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy
- Vicky Bullett, Olympic gold medalist in women's basketball
- Harry F. Byrd, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia
- Robert Lee Castleman,Grammy-winning singer/songwriter
- Charles James Faulkner, United States Representative from Virginia
- Shannon Larkin, drummer for Godsmack
- Walter Dean Myers, author
- John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch, colonel in the Confederate States Army
- Cecil B. Perkins, former pitcher for the New York Yankees
- Absalom Willis Robertson, United States Senator from Virginia
- David Hunter Strother aka Porte Crayon, artist
- Hack Wilson, Hall of Fame baseball player
- Fulton Walker, former football player for the Miami Dolphins
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in West Virginia, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-10
- ↑ "The Norwalk: Martinsburg's Motor Car". Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-02-25.