Owner of Jefferson Orchards closes his business

October 2015Slonaker believes it’s likely the property will become home to a housing development once the economy improves. With plans in the works to relocate the MARC station now at Duffields closer to W.Va. 9 in Kearneysville, the Jefferson Orchards site would make an ideal place for a commuter to live, Slonaker said. Jefferson County already has lost hundreds of acres of orchard land to housing developments.