Shepherdstown (HM1591)

Location: Murfreesboro, WV 25443 Jefferson County
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N 39° 26.152', W 77° 48.197'

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James Rumsey, inventor of the steamboat, lived here, 1785 to 1788, and in 1787 demonstrated his boat on the Potomac at this point. Here was born Colonel James Strode Swearingen, who commanded the men who founded the City of Chicago in 1803.
HM NumberHM1591
Year Placed1975
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 258736 N 4368897
Decimal Degrees39.43586667, -77.80328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.152', W 77° 48.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 9.12" N, 77° 48' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 N Duke St, Murfreesboro WV 25443, US
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