WV Geo History

116 E. Washington St.
Charles Town, WV 25414

The West Virginia GeoExplorer is an innovative geographically based web resource for exploring the history, culture, and architecture of West Virginia. Jefferson County serves as the starting point for project efforts, which will later be expanded to encompass the rest of the state.

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, digital imaging, and the rich concentration of local primary historical materials, it is a freely available resource for scholars, students, professionals, and laymen, with potential uses ranging from a digital archive of primary sources, to a research and educational tool, to an integral part of the community’s planning and development process.

This project has been taken over by the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission (