Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
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 StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (about 300 feet away); Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); Revolutionary War Soldier (about 600 feet away); Morrell House (about 600 feet away); Island Access (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
Also see . . . Storer College. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,443 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.