Welcome to our First Annual Geocaching Trail- The Villages of Berkeley County, sponsored by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
We hope you enjoy traveling the path that 16 year old George Washington took when he surveyed the area or following the road the Confederates took after their retreat from Gettysburg. Do you perhaps see yourself interacting with the local Indians or fighting with the Tories during the Revolution?
This trail is comprised of 14 cache sites of which you have to return with 12; the site at the Visitors Center (CVB) is mandatory.Each site has a code word that you have to bring back on either the geocaching rack card available for the Trail or on a piece of paper. Rack cards can be picked up at the I-81 rest stops or at the Visitors Center downtown. Bring your own pen.
Once these cards are turned in to the trail sponsor, the CVB, and verified and you fill out a very short information card, you will receive a trackable geocoin. The redemption address is 115 N. Queen Street, Downtown Martinsburg, WV. The center is open from 9 to 5 Monday thru Friday and 9 to 4 Saturday and Sunday.
Many Thanks to WVTim, GR8Caches and The Wandering Panhandlers for their guidance, support, cache page design and cache placement for the Villages of Berkeley County Trail. We hope you enjoy yourself!
Inwood - Farmers Market
The hustle and bustle of the modern days Inwood give pause to reflect the Inwood of the 1880’s with its resort named Inwood Park. It was even more crowded at times of the year!
With the arrival of the Cumberland Valley Railroad extension, a resort was established. In 1890 a post office opened and that spurred the growth of a village around the park. From 1892-1913 an annual event took place called the Inwood Fair which drew 7,000-12,000 visitors each year. With the current population of Inwood around 3,000 people, can you imagine the traffic during the Fair?
The Cumberland Valley Railroad station in Inwood included a grain elevator which insured that local products could be shipped distances. Other products were wood products such as bark and railroad ties.
The original name for this area was Gerrard. The name change to Inwood was thought to come about in one of two ways; first, because the Park was “in the woods”. Another was because when an application was made for a post office the name was too similar to nearby Gerrardstown. The applicants visiting cousin from Inwood, California suggested his own hometown’s name.
In the early years of the 20th century an area co-op was formed by the apple orchardists; apples were grown because they were less likely than other fruits to be damaged in shipment and because they had a long shelf life. A school which taught apple growing was also formed. In 1920 C.H. Musselman Company from Pennsylvania opened an apple processing plant. By the late 1920’s the plant produced applesauce, the first plant of its kind.