Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Springhouses and Root Cellars
The cooler subsurface temperatures of a root cellar helped preserve herbs, vegetables, and fruits in the days before modern refrigeration.
Location. 39° 19.381′ N, 77° 43.854′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Lower Town section of Harpers Ferry National Historic Site, across the street from the Harper House. Touch 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. Harper House Tavern (here, next to this marker); Harper House (here, next to this marker); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step." (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweets for Harpers Ferry Casualty of War (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Brown Raiders (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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.