Brother Harry Ripley

Brother Harry Ripley (HM70S)

Location: Ripley, WV 25271 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 49.188', W 81° 42.729'

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Brother Harry Ripley was a circuit-riding minister for the Methodist church. According to legend, he had planned to wed a local girl and build the first church in the community. Tragedy struck, however, when he drowned in Mill Creek with their marriage certificate in his coat pocket. Local leaders opted to change the community's name from Jackson Court House to Ripley when the town received its charter from the Virginia assembly on Dec 19, 1832.
HM NumberHM70S
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 438177 N 4297020
Decimal Degrees38.81980000, -81.71215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.188', W 81° 42.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 11.28" N, 81° 42' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 North St W, Ripley WV 25271, US
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