Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
St. John's Episcopal Church
Built in 1852 with money provided by church fairs, St. John's served as a hospital and barracks during the Civil War and suffered considerable damage. It was rebuilt afterward, but was abandoned in 1895 when a new Episcopal church was built in the upper town.
Location. 39° 19.365′ N, 77° 43.91′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the trail to Jefferson Rock in lower town of Harpers Ferry National Historic Site. 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. St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Brown Raiders (within shouting distance of this marker); Springhouses and Root Cellars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harper House Tavern (about Harper House (about 300 feet away); Shenandoah Street about 1880 (about 300 feet away); A Government Factory Town (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. The marker displays photos of the church after the Civil War and seen from the Maryland shore around 1888, St. John's sits atop the ascending ridge over the right.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. 4. submitted on December 20, 2014.