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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Brown Scaffold

 
 
John Brown Scaffold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. John Brown Scaffold Marker
Inscription. Within these grounds a short distance east of this marker is the site of the scaffold on which John Brown, leader of the Harpers Ferry raid, was executed December the Second, 1859.
 
Erected 1932 by Jefferson County Historical Society of West Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 17.147′ N, 77° 51.388′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Samuel Street and Hunter Street, on the left when traveling south on S. Samuel Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Brown Hanging Site ( here, next to this marker); Site of the Execution of John Brown ( within shouting distance of this marker); George Upshur Manning ( approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Turner ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Sergeant Littleton Tazewell Cordell ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Happy Retreat ( approx. mile away); Etter Hall ( approx. mile away); Zion Episcopal Churchyard ( approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
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Marker on Samuel Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Marker on Samuel Street
The Victorian house seen here behind the marker was built by militia commander Col. John T. Gibson. His men stood guard over John Brown to prevent any attempt to liberate him.
Lot where John Brown was hanged. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
3. Lot where John Brown was hanged.
Gibson-Todd House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
4. Gibson-Todd House
Built in 1892 by Col John Thomas Gibson, encompasses the site of John Brown's execution.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,290 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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