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

Shepherdstown

 
 
Shepherdstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2012
1. Shepherdstown Marker
Inscription. James Rumsey, inventor of the steamboat, lived here, 1785 to 1788, and in 1787 demonstrated his boat on the Potomac at this point. Here was born Colonel James Strode Swearingen, who commanded the men who founded the City of Chicago in 1803.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 26.152′ N, 77° 48.197′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on North Duke Street / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 480), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The Shepherdstown Pike is numbered Route 34 on the Maryland side of the bridge. The marker is located on the southern end of the Bridge, at a pull off. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The James Rumsey Bridge (here, next to this marker); River Crossing (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Shepherdstown (approx. 0.2 miles away in Maryland); Blackford's Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away in Maryland); A View into the Past (approx. 0.2 miles away in
Shepherdstown and Rumsey Bridge Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2012
2. Shepherdstown and Rumsey Bridge Markers
Maryland); Belle Vue (approx. mile away); Ferry Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away in Maryland); Ferry Hill Place (approx. 0.3 miles away in Maryland). Click for a list of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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