Harpers Ferry / John Brown's Fort

Harpers Ferry / John Brown's Fort (HM1BN)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Buy West Virginia State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 39° 19.537', W 77° 44.433'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
(West Facing Side): Harpers Ferry
Named for Robert Harper, who settled here in 1747 and operated ferry. Site purchased for Federal arsenal and armory in 1796. John Hall first used interchangeable gun parts here. Travel route thru Blue Ridge gap, and river, canal, and railroad connections added growth. John Brown's raid and Civil War brought national attention. Post-war site of Storer College for blacks, and National Park, created in 1944.

(East Facing Side): John Brown's Fort
The United States building in which John Brown and his companions were captured was exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, and now is on campus of Storer College above the town. This school, established, 1866, was one of the first Negro colleges.
HM NumberHM1BN
Year Placed2004
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000 / West Virginia Division of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:25am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263764 N 4356493
Decimal Degrees39.32561667, -77.74055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.537', W 77° 44.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 32.22" N, 77° 44' 25.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-769 US-340 ALT, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?