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Welcome to Martinsburg ...

The city of Martinsburg is located in Berkeley County<1> and is the County Seat for Berkeley County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Martinsburg has a population of 17,454 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Martinsburg.

Martinsburg is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Martinsburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Martinsburg: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Martinsburg: 25401<5>

Websites for Martinsburg ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.berkeleycounty.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Martinsburg, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Martinsburg had an population of 17,454 people. This is an increase of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Martinsburg had a population of 17,227 people (or 16.54% of the total population of Berkeley County). This makes Martinsburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Martinsburg represents 0.93% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,227 people, the population of Martinsburg increased 15.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,972 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Martinsburg.

Adding Martinsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Martinsburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Martinsburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Martinsburg on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Martinsburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Martinsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Martinsburg - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maryland, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, Ohio (3) and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Martinsburg.

Communities near Martinsburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Martinsburg.

  • Hagerstown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagerstown
    • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Martinsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,100 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown<7>
  • Charles Town [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Town
    • Charles Town [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Martinsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles Town
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charles Town<7>
  • Ranson [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranson
    • Ranson [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Martinsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ranson has also been known as:
    • Corporation of Ranson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranson<7>
  • Boonsboro [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
    • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Martinsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Williamsport [Washington County]
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      • Williamsport [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Martinsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<7>
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Martinsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<7>
    • Keedysville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keedysville
      • Keedysville [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Martinsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keedysville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keedysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keedysville<7>
    • Bolivar [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Martinsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Funkstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funkstown
      • Funkstown [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Martinsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Funkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funkstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Funkstown<7>
    • Sharpsburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Martinsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Martinsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Martinsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Martinsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Martinsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Martinsburg. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Martinsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Martinsburg ...

Looking for more information about Martinsburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Martinsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Martinsburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Berkeley, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Martinsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Martinsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Martinsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Martinsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Martinsburg) 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 Martinsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Martinsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martinsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4572, Longitude: -77.9689    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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