Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
As you continue along the trail, look for evidence of the river wall and the head gates - other features of this elaborate waterpower system, first built around 1848.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 39° 19.258′ N, 77° 44.076′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Shenandoah Street (Business U.S. 340), on the right when traveling east. Located on Virginius Island in Harpers Ferry National Historic Site. 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. Cotton Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Shenandoah Canal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); River Wall Jonathan Child House (about 500 feet away); Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); Island Mills (about 700 feet away); Island Access (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. Illustrations on the marker show the locations of the mills and associated hydraulic complex.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.