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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Brown Monument

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2008
1. John Brown Monument Marker
Inscription. Commemorated here is the original location of the "John Brown Fort"--the Federal Armory's fire engine house where abolitionist John Brown and his raiders were captured by the U.S. Marines on October 18, 1859. If you look to the south, you will see the Fort about 150 feet from here. The Fort was first moved in 1891 and its original foundation covered by the railroad in 1892.
 
Location. 39° 19.406′ N, 77° 43.793′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Potomac Street 0 miles west of Shenadoah Street (Business U.S. 340), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the hillside north of Potomac Street at the end of a short pedestrian trail. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Short-lived Sanctuary (a few steps from this marker); John Brown's Last Stand (a few steps from this marker); Hayward Shepherd (a few steps from this marker); Armory Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Harper's Ferry History (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark
John Brown Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2008
2. John Brown Monument Marker
Marker is adjacent to the original "John Brown Fort" monument, across the street and up the hill from the Stephenson Hotel building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); White Hall Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Six Acres That Changed the World (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
John Brown Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 12, 2007
3. John Brown Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,025 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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