Postcard from the
Capon Bridge Middle School
The Bobcats want to thank Leni Dolan and all the Postcard Geography participants. We have enjoyed all the postcards. We have a Home page for our classroom. You'll also find a Local Stuff link with more information about Capon Bridge and its surrounding area.
Capon Bridge, WV, is about 2 and 1/2 hours from Washington, D.C. Hampshire County is rural. You would drive about a half hour to shop or go to the movies in Winchester, Va. Many people farm part time. There are many orchards. Most people drive to work in Winchester or Cumberland, Md.
Capon Bridge is 39 degrees north latitude. We are about 1000 ft. above sea level with rolling hills and valleys.
There are many natural and historical attractions in Hampshire County. The Nature Conservancy owns Ice Mountain, a unique spot where the mountain operates as a refrigerator. Many beautiful rivers offer wonderful canoeing and fishing opportunities. Cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking in warmer weather are popular pastimes. Biking and skating on the frozen river is also fun. Hunting for deer, squirrel, bear, turkey and other game is popular. There is a French Indian War fort visitor center across from the school. The area was also important strategically during the Civil War.
Temperature averages range from 20 degrees F. in the winter to 90 degrees in the summer.