Early Travel

Early Travel (HM7S6)

Location: Harpers Ferry, MD 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.378', W 77° 43.719'

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Situated in a gap of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, Harpers Ferry, from its beginning, functioned as a natural avenue of transportation.
The first mode of travel consisted of a primitive ferry established in 1733 by Peter Stephens. Stephens sold his business to Robert Harper in 1747, and Harper and others carried settlers and supplies across the waters until 1824 when a bridge constructed across the Potomac made ferryboat operations unnecessary.
In less than a decade after the completion of the bridge, the iron horse and the mule brought the transportation revolution to Harpers Ferry.
HM NumberHM7S6
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264781 N 4356168
Decimal Degrees39.32296667, -77.72865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.378', W 77° 43.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.68" N, 77° 43' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 171 Appalachian Trail, Harpers Ferry MD 25425, US
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