Schedule Service Martinsburg, WV
Martinsburg, West Virginia, is the county seat of Berkeley County, WV. Boasting a 2010 Census population count of 17,227, the thriving town claims the distinction of being the largest city in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle and the eighth-largest municipality in the state. As a result, the city has been dubbed “the fastest growing city in West Virginia.”
Founded in 1778 by Continental Army General Adam Stephen and named in honor of Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin – Englishman, jurist, legislator, and nephew of Lord Fairfax – the newly-established town enjoyed the advantage of being strategically located adjacent to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. After the first post office in the region that is now West Virginia was built there in 1792, the city’s prosperity grew, eventually attracting the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, which built a station in the bustling town in 1842. Today, the city at the center of Berkeley County continues its trend of rapid growth, still serving as a key commercial hub and still fulfilling the title many use in referring to it: “Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley.”
Martinsburg’s colorful Civil War history is a fascinating part of the town’s story and includes a few tantalizing tidbits that are bound to make any visitor want to dig deeper. Because of its location straddling the dividing line between the North and South, the embattled town was passed back and forth between the two territories 50 times during the Civil War! Notorious Confederate spy Belle Boyd, who hailed from Martinsburg, was also finally captured and brought to justice there in 1863. The Belle Boyd House, where the infamous spy grew up, is now a museum where both locals and visitors can view a variety of displays that further illuminate the area’s history.
This charming yet active city offers year-round cultural events, recreational activities, theatrical performances, and arts fairs and festivals and features a variety of historic sites to make your visit a memorable one. In fact, many of these historic sites that intrigue visitors while teaching locals a few fascinating facts about their heritage are points of interest on the Berkeley County, West Virginia, portion of the Washington Heritage Trail.
The local climate is humid subtropical, transitioning to humid continental. This combination brings cool to cold winters and hot, humid summers. Average July high temperature is 88 degrees F, and average January low is 23 degrees. Most of the area’s moderate rainfall occurs in May through July, and area winters see an average of close to 26 inches of snow.
Fuel and HVAC Solutions for the Martinsburg, WV Area
At Griffith Energy Services, we are dedicated to offering our neighbors and those who visit our communities the dependable service that ensures consistent indoor comfort no matter what the season. When winter hits and temperatures drop to uncomfortable lows, you can count on us to chase away the chill and keep your heating system functioning optimally. When warm spring days give way to the heat of summer, our technicians will provide fast, efficient service that will keep you and your family feeling cool and refreshed. Our heating and cooling services include maintenance, repair, or replacement of your HVAC system or individual system component. We handle all your equipment professionally and competently and are factory authorized to service all makes and models of HVAC equipment.
Griffith Energy Services also is the area’s most trusted provider of fuel services for homes, farms, and businesses. Martinsburg residents know they can depend on us for all their heating oil, propane, and kerosene needs. The area’s farms and businesses also come to us for affordable motor fuel solutions.
Serving Martinsburg WV and surrounding communities gives the entire team at Griffith Energy Services an opportunity to use our expertise to make the homes and businesses in our area comfortable all year long. And that’s one reason we feel privileged to serve you.