Historic Heights

Historic Heights (HM306)

Location: Bolivar, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.422', W 77° 45.679'

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Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry thrived as an industrial community during the first half of the 19th century. By 1860, nearly 3,000 residents lived in the Harpers Ferry area and its Federal armory produced more than 10,000 weapons per year.

Defending Harpers Ferry proved strategically important to both North and South when the civil war erupted in 1861. To occupy and defend this border area, a military force had to fortify the surrounding heights. Both Union and Confederate armies discovered this a difficult task as Harpers Ferry changed hands eight times between 1861 and 1865.
HM NumberHM306
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261967 N 4356335
Decimal Degrees39.32370000, -77.76131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.422', W 77° 45.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 25.32" N, 77° 45' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 314 Co Rte 27/1, Bolivar WV 25425, US
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