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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Large Arsenal Foundation

 

—Meriwether Lewis at Harpers Ferry —

 
Large Arsenal Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 12, 2007
1. Large Arsenal Foundation Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1800, the 2 1/2-story, brick arsenal building stored weapons made for the security and survival of a young United States of America. Lewis procured 15 rifles from this stockpile. They were the first and most essential weapons his soldiers needed to survive on their wilderness journey. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.367′ N, 77° 43.78′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Shenandoah Street (Business U.S. 340) and Potomac Street, on the right when traveling north on Shenandoah Street. Click for map. Located behind John Brown's Fort in Lower Town, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 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. Large Arsenal (here, next to this marker); Arsenal Square (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); "for the deposit of arms"
Arsenal Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Arsenal Markers
(within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); High Street in 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Nation's Armory (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
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