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

Tailrace

 
 
Tailrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
1. Tailrace Marker
Inscription.  Water from the canal flowed through underground tunnels, turning water wheels and powering armory machinery before it exited through tailraces.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 39° 19.438′ N, 77° 43.808′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Potomac Street 0.1 miles north of Shenandoah Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Potomac Street, 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. Smith and Forging Shop (a few steps from this marker); Found Underground (a few steps from this marker); Racing West (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Joseph Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Six Acres That Changed the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Power of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); My Favorite Boat
Tailrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2019
2. Tailrace Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Embankment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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