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

Armory Grounds

 

—Meriwether Lewis at Harpers Ferry —

 
Armory Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
1. Armory Grounds Marker
Inscription. The United States Armory was the main reason Lewis came to Harpers Ferry. He needed dependable weapons and supplies to succeed on his mission. The quality of the armorers' handiwork would also mean the difference between life and death for Lewis and his men. In 1803, the armory consisted of ten buildings. Their foundations are upstream and underneath the existing railroad embankment. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.417′ N, 77° 43.8′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Potomac Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located next to the "Six Acres That Changed the World" Marker by the steps leading to the Amory Grounds Site. Formerly located on top of an embankment next to the John Brown Memorial in Harpers Ferry Historical 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. Six Acres That Changed the World (a few steps from this marker); Home of Joseph Perkins (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Short-lived Sanctuary
Armory Grounds Marker and John Brown Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 12, 2007
2. Armory Grounds Marker and John Brown Memorial
(a few steps from this marker); John Brown Monument (a few steps from this marker); John Brown's Last Stand (a few steps from this marker); White Hall Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Hayward Shepherd (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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