Charles Town

Charles Town is a small historic town in West Virginia, and one of the state's most visited attractions.

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Horse country.

Charles Town is a city in Jefferson County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for settler Charles Washington, brother of President George Washington.

The latitude of Charles Town is 39.288N. The longitude is -77.86W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,180.

Charles Town is located on US 340, about 30 miles from Frederick, Maryland.


Charles Town Races & Slots is an incredibly varied, friendly, total entertainment experience. It starts with over 5,000 slots, live thoroughbred racing year round, and a chance to bet on Simulcast races from the best tracks across the country.(You MUST be 21 years old to enter the casino.)

If you are interested in motor sports, nearby Summit Point Raceway offers a variety of events. In addition to viewing professionals drive, you can show up on quite a few Fridays with your own car and be taught how to drive safe and fast. The event is called Friday At The Track and is run by an organization called BSR .



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Nestled in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission (JCPRC) owns or operates eight county parks, comprising of over 250 acres of land, located throughout the county. The parks boast of varied facilities, including picnic areas, athletic fields, tennis courts, nature trails, and playgrounds. The JCPRC strives to provide the best facilities for all residents to use and enjoy.

Routes through Charles Town

Cumberland Martinsburg  W  E  becomes Leesburg

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