The Morgan County Public Library is located in
downtown Berkeley Springs (also called Bath).
Berkeley Springs was a popular resort area during
the early years of the United States. The mineral
springs drew many visitors from metropolitan areas.
Notable visitors to the area included George
Washington and James Rumsey. The area continues to
be a popular resort area with tourism the main
industry in the county and four full-service spas
using the mineral water.
The Morgan County Public Library, on the corner of
Congress and Washington Streets, is housed in an
Italianate Victorian residence built in 1870 with an
addition constructed in 1920. In 1998, the
library acquired the building and a large addition
was designed to blend with the original style. The
original lot owner was James Smith, a Signer of the
Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania.
Berkeley Springs is a noted arts community with
working artists accounting for approximately 1% of
the county population of 16,000. Since 1994, the
town has been listed in all four editions of John
Villani's "100 Best Art Towns in America," one of
only 11 towns so rated.
information about the town of Berkeley Springs,
Friends of the Library
The Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle
Morgan County Historical
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