Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 39° 19.447′ N, 77° 43.794′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Potomac Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Smith and Forging Shop (a few steps from this marker); My Favorite Boat (a few steps from this marker); Found UndergroundPower of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); Tailrace (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Joseph Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); A Perfect Heap of Ruins (within shouting distance of this marker); Daring Escapes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. The background of the marker shows a train passing the C&O Canal. Unable to pass over the hills around you, the railroad and the canal both followed the river through a gap in the Blue Ridge at Harpers Ferry. An inset photo shows the railroad trestle. The railroad trestle along the river wall above was supported by thick beams that were laid into the grooves in the wall in front of you.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.