John Brown Fort

John Brown Fort (HM2CY)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.385', W 77° 43.766'

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Here is a building with a curious past. Since its construction in 1848, it has been vandalized, dismantled, and moved four times - all because of its fame as John Brown's stronghold.

The Fort's "Movements"

1848 Built as fire-engine house for U.S. Armory.
1859 Serves as stronghold for John Brown and his raiders.
1861-1865 Escapes destruction during the Civil War (only armory building to do so), but it is vandalized by souvenir-hunting Union and Confederate soldiers and later travelers.
1891 Dismantled and transported to Chicago Exposition.
1895 Rescued from conversion to stable and brought back to Harpers Ferry area to be exhibited on a farm.
1909 Purchased by Storer College and moved to campus.
1968 Moved by National Park Service to within 150 feet of its original location.

HM NumberHM2CY
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264714 N 4356183
Decimal Degrees39.32308333, -77.72943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.385', W 77° 43.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 23.10" N, 77° 43' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 814 Shenandoah St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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