Harpers Ferry - Changes through Time

Harpers Ferry - Changes through Time (HM2SK)

Location: Knoxville, MD 21758 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.526', W 77° 43.528'

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Situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry was named for Robert Harper, a millwright who continued a ferry operation here in 1747. The waterpower of the two rivers - harnessed for industry - generated tremendous growth in Harpers Ferry. By the mid-19th century, the town had become an important arms-producing center and east-west transportation link. John Brown's raid and the Civil War brought Harpers Ferry to national prominence. Destruction from the war and repeated flooding eventually led to the town's decline.
HM NumberHM2SK
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265064 N 4356433
Decimal Degrees39.32543333, -77.72546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.526', W 77° 43.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 31.56" N, 77° 43' 31.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-487 Harpers Ferry Rd, Knoxville MD 21758, US
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