Prudential PenFed Realty Lists Home in Historical District of Middleway in Jefferson County West Virginia

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Kerry Stinson of Prudential PenFed Realty’s Winchester, Va. office lists a piece of real estate history dating back to the 1750s with ties to the Civil War.

7226 Qeen Street, Kearneysville, WV 25430

7226 Qeen Street, Kearneysville, WV 25430

The many artifacts found in and around the home convey that the owner is just the “current steward.”

Prudential PenFed Realty announced today that Kerry Stinson, REALTOR® with its Winchester, Va. office recently listed a historical home in the village of Middleway, West Virginia. The village was first settled in 1729 by the Smith family, incorporated in 1798 as Smithfield, and was later renamed Middleway to avoid confusion with the other Smithfield in Tidewater, Va.

This historical property is located at 7226 Queen Street, and is actively listed for sale by Ms. Stinson for $379,000 (MLS# JF8057483). It is located in the heart of historic Middleway and the property has been lovingly restored, keeping many of the original details. This 4 bed/3.5 bath home has six fireplaces, wide-plank wooden floors and gorgeous gardens. The kitchen, living room and first floor bedroom were all added pre-Civil War.

“When I met with the owner of the property, we spent more than an hour touring the premises. The many artifacts found in and around the home convey that the owner is just the “current steward.” What a fascinating home,” said Stinson.

The property was built by John Smith in 1750 and the oldest portion of the house (the side that faces Grace Street) was known as Sam Stone's tavern--and serves as the dining room. The front two-story part of the house where the library and front entry room are currently located was an inn during the early 19th century called the Virginia Inn. The home’s history also includes a former apothecary or doctor’s office on the Queen Street side of the property.

Scenes from The Discovery Channel’s documentary entitled, Gettysburg, The Battle and the Address, about President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address were filmed in the home; as it holds historical relevancy to the events that led to the Address and the end of the Civil War. Both Union and Confederate armies passed through the village during the war, and the “Battle of Smithfield” was fought in and around the village in August of 1864.

"This is an area rich in history and historic homes. The area is steeped in history from pre-revolutionary war times through the civil war. History buffs and lovers of old homes will find many places of interest in our area," said Patsy Williamson, managing broker of Prudential PenFed Realty’s Winchester, Va. location.

The Winchester office of Prudential PenFed Realty is located in historic Winchester, Va., and serves a large area of the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley as well as the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, including Harpers Ferry and Charlestown. The office has agents familiar with both the history of the area and its historic old homes.

If you are a history buff interested in owning a piece of American history, then check out 7226 Queen Street. One family (the Bates’) owned this property for 108 years. Ghost tour fans should also note that the Wizard Clip is a long time resident of Middleway—but that’s a story for another day.

For more information on 7226 Queen Street, please contact Kerry Stinson by email at: Kerry.Stinson(at)penfedrealty(dot)com or call 703.577.9560. To see more listings from Prudential PenFed Realty’s Winchester office, please visit or call 540.722.9300.

Walking Tour (2013). Middleway Conservancy at
History of Middleway (2013). Middleway Conservancy at

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