(Wheeling: John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1865)
CHAP. 2. – An ACT to change the County Seat of Jefferson county from Charlestown to Shepherdstown.
Passed January 26, 1865.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
1.The county seat of Jefferson county shall cease to be at Charlestown, in said county, on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.
2. The county seat of Jefferson county shall be located at the town of Shepherdstown, in said county, until removed therefrom by a vote of the people of said county.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1865