Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
After the war, Storer Normal School (later college) - one of America's first schools for freed slaves - began here, and for almost a century Black students and Freewill Baptist Church staff utilized this building. Today, its exterior is restored to the Civil War period, but two rooms are furnished as they were during its early Storer College occupancy.
Location. 39° 19.43′ N, 77° 44.134′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Fillmore Street 0.1 miles east of Columbia Street. Click for map. Lockwood House is at east end of Fillmore Street overlooking Harper Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brackett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathan Cook Brackett Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); Morrell House (about 600 feet away); Island Access (about 600 feet away); Shenandoah Canal (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
Also see . . . Storer College. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education • War, US Civil •
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