Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historic Site - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. My Favorite Boat (a few steps from this marker); Found Underground (a few steps from this marker); Power of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); Home of Joseph Perkins (within A Perfect Heap of Ruins (within shouting distance of this marker); Daring Escapes (within shouting distance of this marker); Six Acres That Changed the World (within shouting distance of this marker); By the aid of these machines... (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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 600 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.