• Town of Bolivar Municipal Election: The 2019 Bolivar Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 6:30am-7:30pm in the Bolivar Town Hall. Early voting will take place Wed, May 22-Friday, May 31 during regular business hours and on Saturdays May 25 & June 1 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Bolivar Town Hall. - The last day to register to vote for the Bolivar Municipal Election will be May 14, 2019. You may register to vote at the Jefferson County Courthouse during regular business hours.

  • 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



  • Harpers Ferry Half Marathon & 5k: The Harpers Ferry Half Marathon and 5k will take place on May 18, 2019. Youth 17 and under run the 5K free. To download a flyer, click here. For more information, please go to this website.

  • 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: 
    Sorry for the delay in posting this very important update message. It's well in to April now and all the local markets are opening. Unfortunately the Bolivar Market will not be opening this year on a regular basis, though we may however have special events with some of your favorite vendors! Last year was rough on our vendors and most are not able to return. We are looking for vendors for next year, so if you or someone you know are interested please contact us! We miss you all and wish to bring you a new and improved market next year! Meanwhile, all your favorite vendors still have Facebook pages that you can visit and make orders and Sondra has her wonderful restaurant just down the street from the park where the market was held. Please keep following so we can inform you of important updates!! Happy spring everyone.​

    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.




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