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Jefferson County, WV

Jefferson County West Virginia is located to the far west of the Washington Metropolitan Region and is the furthest county east in West Virginia. The county is bound on the north by the Potomac River, on the east by the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and Loudoun County, VA, on the south by Clarke County, VA. Jefferson County covers 212.41 square miles, varies in elevation from a low of 275 feet above sea level at Harpers Ferry to a high of 1000 feet at the top of the mountain east of the Shenandoah River, and is located about 58 miles from Washington, DC, and 67 miles from Baltimore, MD.

Agricultural Acreage in 2007: 172,091
Number of Farms: 546
Number of Farm Markets: 4
Top three to five Agricultural Products:Hay & other forage, Milk & dairy products, grains, and cattle.

Total Local Economic Contribution of Agriculture:

  • Revenue from agriculture: $83,691,000
  • Revenue per farm average $199,160
  • Crop sales $20,434,000(24%)
  • Livestock Sales $ 63,257,000 (76%)

Other Farm-Related Products or Activities in the County:

Calendar of Events:

Agricultural Lands protected: 2,271acres (Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board)

Principal Agricultural Contacts:

Current Partners in the
National Capital Farms Network:
Anne Arundel County Arlington County Virginia Calvert County Carroll County Charles County Clarke County Culpeper County District of Columbia Howard County Jefferson County Virginia King George County Fairfax County Virignia Fauquier County Virginia Frederick County Maryland Loudoun County Virignia Montgomery County Maryland Rappahannock County Stafford County St Mary's County Prince Williams County Prince George's County Maryland Washington County Warren County Berkeley County Morgan County
County Links

Jefferson County
West Virginia Farm Bureau
West Virginia Cooperative Extension
WVU Agricultural Resources Page
West Virginia Department of Agriculture