West Virginia




  • Candidates for Office: Below are the list of candidates for the 2019 Bolivar Town Council. If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall at 304-535-2476 or bolivarth@frontiernet.net.
    • Candidates for Mayor:
      • Helen Dettmer
    • Candidates for Recorder:
      • P. Jean Reed
    • Candidates for Town Council:
      • Sarah Gordon
      • John Paul Heafer
      • Mike Lowery
      • Sandi Marra
      • Amanda VanVliet McDaniel
      • Bob McEachern
      • Stephen Paradis
      • Jerry Powell
      • Benjamin Shankman
      • Scott Whetsell

  • Budget Meeting: The Town Council of Bolivar will be holding a meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Bolivar Community Center. For an agenda, please click here.

  • Bolivar Nature Park Cleanup Day: On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Jefferson County Parks & Recreation and the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation will be hosting a Bolivar Nature Park Cleanup Day from 9am-12pm. Lunch will be provided at 12pm for volunteers. Please bring your own gloves and water; garbage bags will be provided. For more information, contact Jennifer Myers (JCPRC Director) at jmyers@jcprc.org. To download a flyer for this event, click here.

  • Hotel Occupancy Tax: On November 2, 2018, the Corporation of Bolivar adopted a Hotel Occupancy Tax. This tax applies to all hotels in the municipality and is to be paid by the Hotel Operator each quarter. For a copy of the full Hotel Occupancy Tax Notice, click here. To download the Hotel Occupancy Tax Return Form, click here. For questions, contact Town Hall at 304-535-2476.

  • ​​Farmers Market: A note from the Market: 
    Hello community! You may have seen some of the updates to our page and noticed some major changes. Our vendors had a meeting this week and made a difficult but needful decision to close the Farmer's Market for the remainder of the season. As you all know, the weather has been absolutely unforgiving this year and all of our vendors are feeling it's effects. We felt it was necessary to regroup and use the rest of the year to prepare for our best season yet in 2019. Rest assured, we will be back and better than ever! Lots of changes will be made (including a rain-or-shine policy) and we can't wait to come back with a bang! We hope you understand and that you'll join us for our big kick-off market, hopefully in April next year.

    Meanwhile, your favorite vendors are still around!
    Town & Country Nursery is at the Charles Town and Shepherdstown markets, and at their nursery
    Kelley Farm can be found all over Harpers Ferry and local events
    S84 by Denise has a website that can be found on her Facebook page
    Sookie's Cookies for Dogs can be found in local stores and through her Facebook page
    Femme and Flora - Adult Coloring Book will be doing local events as well as through Facebook and her website
    Joyful Suds does events in the Maryland area and can be contacted through Facebook and deliveries made through Sondra with Kelley Farm
    Handmades By Kristine does local events and has her Facebook page
    Thank you all for supporting us through this difficult time and we can't wait to see you next year! 

  • Monthly Meetings: Town Council meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM. 
    Planning Commission meetings are the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. Both meetings take place in the Bolivar Community Center located at 60 Panama Street. Agendas for these meetings can be found on our Government Page

  • Community Center: If you would like to rent the Community Center for an event, please contact Laura Whittington at (304) 535-2476 or bolivarth@frontiernet.net. The Bolivar Community Park is free to use and does not require reservations.

  • ​​Facebook: The Town of Bolivar is now on Facebook! You will now be able to get news, alerts, and event information on your Facebook News Feed by joining our new 'Town of Bolivar WV' page. To visit the page, click here.

  • Sign up for Nixle Alerts: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management now offers emergency alert notifications by text, email, Twitter, and Facebook through a product called Nixle. In order to sign up for these alerts go to https://local.nixle.com/register/ or text your zip code to 888777 and then text JCHSEM to the same number. There is no charge to sign up for Nixle services.

  • EPTA Token Transit: The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority now accepts Token Transit, a mobile app that allows you to purchase bus fair for yourself or to send tickets to your friends & family. To download the app, click here.


Welcome to Bolivar, where history, community, and natural beauty combine. Bolivar is a town of 1,100 located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, adjacent to the town of Harpers Ferry, and surrounded by the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. The town of Bolivar is just one mile from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, off U.S. Route 340, an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.