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Green Spring is an unincorporated railroad town in Hampshire Countymarker, West Virginiamarker, USAmarker. Green Spring is located north of Springfieldmarker on Green Spring Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) near the confluence of the North and South Branches of the Potomac River. Green Spring is also the location of the South Branch Valley Railroad's terminus with the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad mainline. Green Spring is the site of a one-lane low water toll bridge that connects Green Spring Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) to Maryland Route 51 in Oldtownmarker, Allegany Countymarker, Marylandmarker. According to the 2000 census, the Green Spring community has a population of 581.

History

The town of Green Spring came into importance in 1819 when the Virginia General Assemblymarker provided for a "public warehouse for the receipt of tobacco be established at Romneymarker warehouse and at Cresap's warehouse at the confluence of the North and South Branches of the Potomac in Hampshire County."

John Jeremiah Jacob (1829-1893) was born in Green Spring December 9, 1829. Jacob was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from Hampshire County in 1869 and Governor of West Virginia from 1871 to 1877. Jacob died in Wheelingmarker on November 24, 1893 and is interred at Indian Mound Cemeterymarker in Romney.

The Green Spring Train Station (1882-1885) remains one of the town's most important historic sites.

Parks and recreation

  • Green Spring Recreational Park, Green Spring Road (CR 1)


Churches

  • Green Spring Assembly of God, Norton & Fourth Streets


References

  1. Green Spring, West Virginia ZIP code profile, DownloadZIPCode.com. Accessed 2008-01-19.


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