Fort Bowman

Fort Bowman (HM3GI)

Location: Strasburg, VA 22657 Shenandoah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.421', W 78° 19.163'

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The stone house to the south is Fort Bowman, or Harmony Hall, built about 1753 for George Bowman who emigrated from Pennsylvania in 1731-1732. The house is an important example of the Pennsylvania German influence on Shenandoah Valley architecture. There was born Maj. Joseph Bowman, second in command in Gen. George Rogers Clark's expedition for the conquest of the Northwest in 1778-1779 during the Revolutionary War. Among those buried in the Bowman family cemetery nearby are Joseph Bowman's brother, Capt. Isaac Bowman, and Samuel Kercheval, the early-19th-century historian of the Valley.
HM NumberHM3GI
Marker NumberA-55
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 732114 N 4320974
Decimal Degrees39.00701667, -78.31938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.421', W 78° 19.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 25.26" N, 78° 19' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9439 US-11, Strasburg VA 22657, US
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