The Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum, Martinsburg, West Virginia

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The city of Martinsburg, West Virginia is in the eastern panhandle region of the state, and it is the state’s eighth most populated city.  It was originally founded in the state of Virginia (before the land was named West Virginia) by Adam Stephen, a Major General who worked with General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.  It was named after Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin who is the nephew of Thomas Fairfax, the Sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron.  Adam Stephen established a home in Martinsburg, and it is now open as the Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum.  You can visit the house and museum and get a glimpse into the life of this man.

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Now some of you are saying, “This is great.  I like how they were able to make his home into a museum.  It is good to know that he served with George Washington.  I…

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