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Charles Town, WV

11066 Middleway Pike
Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
Phone: (888) 474-3391
Serving: Charles Town, WV and the surrounding area
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History

Charles Town was founded in 1786 by Charles Washington, the first president’s younger brother. Charles had inherited a sizeable amount of land in the Shenandoah River Valley, and after the Revolutionary War ended, he built his home there. After receiving permission from the Virginia Assembly to build a town, he set aside 80 acres of his own property and began planning the town’ s development. He found a unique way to honor his relatives by naming streets after family members, including his wife and older brothers. Other streets, such as Congress and Liberty, were named after patriotic ideals. Charles also set aside an area for a town square and planned for public buildings to be built there. The town square was built at the intersection of George and Washington Streets. At the time the town was formed, it was situated in Berkeley County, but as the area grew, new counties were formed, and in 1801, Charles Town became the county seat of Jefferson County.

With its close proximity to Washington D.C., Charles Town has been the scene of several historical events. In 1859, John Brown staged a raid on the federal weapons arsenal at nearby Harper’s Ferry. After Brown was overtaken by federal troops, he was charged with treason, and his trial was held at the Jefferson County Court House. After being declared guilty, Brown was hanged in a nearby field. During the Civil War, the Battle of Charles Town was waged at the same courthouse and around the surrounding countryside. As a result of heavy artillery fire, the courthouse and many other buildings were damaged and had to be rebuilt after the war. There were several additional skirmishes between Union and Confederate forces that occurred in the general area. In 1863, Charles Town became part of the new state of West Virginia.

Geography

The city of Charles Town is located in the eastern part of West Virginia and is approximately 70 miles northwest of the nation’s capital. Nestled in the Shenandoah River Valley, Charles Town is at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is close to the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. It is also near the lowest area in West Virginia. Although its overall geography is impressive, the entire city comprises an area of slightly less than six square miles.

Population and Demographics

Approximately 5300 people reside in Charles Town, and nearly 77 percent of the population is white. While approximately 86 percent of the city’s residents have graduated from high school, less than 30 percent have a college degree. In addition, nearly 500 veterans reside in Charles Town.

Local Attractions

With its rich history, geographical location and proximity to Washington D.C., Charles Town offers its residents and visitors a wide variety of things to do. Every year, there is a tour of homes once owned by the Washington family, including Happy Retreat, which was built by Charles Washington. History buffs can also visit the Jefferson County Museum, which houses a number of historical artifacts from the area’s colorful past. There is also an annual heritage festival in the fall. More adventurous types can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, zip line tours and water sports. Additionally, people who enjoy horse racing can watch the races, visit the casino or enjoy a show at the Hollywood Casino.

Climate

Charles Town has four distinct seasons and usually doesn’t experience extreme weather. Summer temperatures can reach 90 degrees, and winter temperatures may drop below freezing. Like much of the surrounding area, the city tends to have humid summers.

Quality HVAC and Fuel Services in Charles Town, W. Va.

Griffith Energy Services has been providing HVAC service, installation and repair to homes and businesses in the region for more than 100 years. We’re also Charles Town’s most qualified and affordable provider of residential heating oil, propane and kerosene, in addition to motor fuels for businesses and farms. Our experienced technicians are available for both routine maintenance and emergency repairs and can also recommend the latest in energy-efficient products.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services
888-474-3391

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