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

Railroad Embankment

 
 
Railroad Embankment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 29, 2019
1. Railroad Embankment Marker
Inscription.  The B&O Railroad constructed this embankment in the 1890s, covering a large section of the original armory site and elevating their train tracks above flood levels.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series list.
 
Location. 39° 19.452′ N, 77° 43.828′ 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. By the aid of these machines... (a few steps from this marker); Mere Machines of Labor (a few steps from this marker); Found Underground (within shouting distance of this marker); Power of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Tailrace (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith and Forging Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing West (within shouting distance of this marker); Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Railroad Embankment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 29, 2019
2. Railroad Embankment Marker
 
 
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 160 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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