Duffields Station, Duffields, W.Va.

 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad depot in Duffields, WV, is a significant part of Jefferson County’s transportation and military history. The 1839 depot is believed to be the second oldest train station still standing in the U.S. It was significant in Civil War history as a key supply depot for Union Forces. It retains excellent historic architectural integrity for a building constructed in the early 19th century.

The building is greatly deteriorated from decades of neglect; it was recently purchased by Duffields Station, Inc., a West Virginia non-profit organization that has installed a new roof and begun repointing the stone with the support of state grants. A federal transport grant of $920,000 has been requested to complete the restoration. When completed, the depot will serve as a local museum and meeting venue with historic exhibits. For more information and to make a donation, contact Duffields Station at (304) 876-3208 or aphsr1@comcast.net.

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