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Our Genealogical Helper for Charles Town ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Charles Town (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Charles Town. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Charles Town ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Charles Town.

  • While the name of this city is Charles Town, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Charles Town may originally have been Charle's Town.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Charles Town might be written as Charle Town.

Newspapers Published in the area of Charles Town ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Charles Town.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Charles Town. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Charles Town and those printed in the larger area surrounding Charles Town.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> of Charles Town.

Cemeteries Near Charles Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Charles Town.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Charles Town covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edge Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Washington Burial Ground   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Kabletown Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chestnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Silver Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Franklintown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bolivar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jamestown Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buckles - Reverend Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Hall - Edwards - Hunsicker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crums Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Hillsboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hillsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jabbers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ketoctin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reformed Graveyard   [Map]     
  NNE Shepherds Graveyard   [Map]     
  NW Darkesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paynes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Charles Town had a population of 2,287 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Charles Town had a population of 5,957 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Charles Town, with the one closest to Charles Town listed first.

Millville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Millville had a post office and railroad service
Halltown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Halltown had a post office and railroad service
Aldridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Charles Town
 - Aldridge had railroad service and no post office
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Charles Town
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Kabletown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Kabletown had a post office and no railroad service
Shenandoah Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Shenandoah Junction had a post office and railroad service
Summit Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Summit Point had a post office and railroad service
Rippon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rippon had a post office and railroad service
Duffields   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Duffields had a post office and railroad service
Leetown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charles Town
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Leetown had a post office and no railroad service
Kearneysville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Charles Town
 - Kearneysville had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Charles Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Charles Town in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Charles Town is located in Jefferson County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Washington (MD), Clarke (VA), Loudoun (VA) & Berkeley.

Below are the counties that are near Charles Town. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Charles Town:

Jefferson     (The home county for Charles Town)
      Ranson   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arden   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carroll (MD)
      Ridgeville (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Airy (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nottingham Village (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Keymar (MD)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Adamstown (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Manor Village (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tuscarora (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Howard (MD)
      Timberleigh Village (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boyds (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Germantown (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Darnestown (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Potomac (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Damascus (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Travilah (MD)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery Village (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (MD)
      Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      San Mar (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Lena (MD)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monterey (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairfax (VA)
      Herndon (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chantilly (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reston (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Great Falls (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      London Towne (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centreville (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shouse Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wolf Trap (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Random Hills (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Plains (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrenton (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frytown (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashburn Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Manassas Park City (VA)
      Manassas Park (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prince William (VA)
      Waterfall Village (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haymarket (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gainesville (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broad Run Village (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull Run (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crestwood Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linton Hall (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sudley (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bataan Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Loch Lomond (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Yorkshire Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Charles Town, see our County-by-County Page for Charles Town.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Charles Town:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jefferson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Charles Town ...

While our initial data for Charles Town came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Charles Town in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Charles Town.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Charles Town:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Charles Town in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Charles Town for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Charles Town.
      See our Misc Page for Charles Town for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Charles Town. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Charles Town. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Charles Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charles Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charles Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charles Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2891, Longitude: -77.8599     [Map].

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Charles Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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