Published on February 19, 2016

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Historic site and Civil War trails sign on the trial of John Brown in 1859, which took place at this location.

In this historic courthouse, John Brown was tried and found guilty of treason in 1859.  He would be hung four blocks from this location in December 1859.  Present at the time of his execution were Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and John Wilkes Booth.  It is also the location of another treason trial which took place in 1922.  Making it the location of two of only three treason trials held in the United States.

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100 East Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414