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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mayors of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

 
 
Mayors of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
1. Mayors of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Marker
Inscription.  
Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Charter from Virginia Legislature 1851
Jeremiah Fuss - 1851-1852
John C. Umseld - 1852-1853
Solomon V. Yantis - 1853-1855, 1879-1880, 1882-1885
George Mauzy - 1855-1857
Isaac Fouke - 1858-1859
Fontaine Beckham - 1859 Killed in the John Brown Raid, October 17, 1859 +
George W. Chambers - 1860-1861
No Local Government - 1861-1865 Civil War Era
John Ernest - 1866-1867

Corporation of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 1872
Daniel Ames - 1872-1874, 1888-1889
Edmond H. Chambers - 1874-1875, 1876-1877, 1880-1882, 1886-1888
George Koonce - 1875-1876
George W. Green - 1877-1878*
Jesse W. Graham - 1878-1879
Dr. J. S. O'Donnell - 1879 replaced by Solomon V. Yantis
Jesse W. Graham - 1885-1886
George McGlincy - 1889-1891, 1892-1893
John W. Doll - 1891-1892, 1893-1894+
George M. McGlincy - 1892-1893
H. V. Daniels - 1894-1895, 1897*
Thomas W. Beale - 1895-1896, 1899-1900
Thomas J. Burleigh - 1896-1897, 1919-1920
Joseph Dailey - 1898-1899*
Charles V. Wentzell - 1900-1902, 1908-1911, 1912-1915
Eugene
Harpers Ferry Town Hall Building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
2. Harpers Ferry Town Hall Building
Shugart - 1902-1908, 1918-1919
George L. Marten - 1911-1912
J. J. Faherty - 1915-1918
Charles E. Marlatt - 1920-1923, 1927-1930, 1931-1937
Henry T. McDonald - 1923-1925
R. Shirley Rockenbaugh - 1925-1927
James M. Ranson - 1930-1931
Lewis D. Nichols - 1937-1949
Gilbert Perry - 1949-1957, 1963-1965
Herbert Sperry - 1957-1961
Temple G. Wheeler - 1965-1971
Bradley Nash - 1971-1977, October 12, 1981-December 16, 1986
Neal Randall - July 1, 1981 - October 12, 1981*
William Brawley - 1977-1981, December 16, 1986-September 20, 1989
Adam P. Craven - 1989-1995, September 20, 1989-June 30, 1995
Walton "Kip" Stowell - 1995-2001
James A. Addy - 2001

* Resigned
+ Died in office

 
Erected by Corporation of Harpers Ferry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 19.582′ N, 77° 44.692′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Washington Street (Alternate U.S. 340) just west of Union Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Dedication plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
3. Dedication plaque on the building
walking distance of this marker. St. John's Lutheran Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John Lutheran Church (about 500 feet away); Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bolivar Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Black Americans (approx. ¼ mile away); The Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye (approx. ¼ mile away); Harpers Ferry / John Brown’s Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Hill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Regarding Mayors of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. While this marker is mostly just a series of names and dates, it includes several nuggets of history, particularly that Mayor Beckham was killed in John Brown's Raid and that the municipal government was disbanded during the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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