Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
As you continue along the trail, look for evidence of the river wall and the head gates - other features of this elaborate waterpower system, first built around 1848.
Location. 39° 19.258′ N, 77° 44.076′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Shenandoah Street (Business U.S. 340), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on Virginius Island in Harpers Ferry National Historic Site. 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. Shenandoah River (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Cotton Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginius Island Trail (was about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Shenandoah Canal River Wall (about 500 feet away); Jonathan Child House (about 500 feet away); Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. Illustrations on the marker show the locations of the mills and associated hydraulic complex.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.