Berkeley Springs / James Rumsey

Berkeley Springs / James Rumsey (HM8ES)

Location: Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 Morgan County
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N 39° 37.609', W 78° 13.656'

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Berkeley Springs

Washington first came here, 1748. Fairfax gave the springs to the public. Established as town, 1776. Virginia treated her sick soldiers here. Gen. Washington, Gen Buchanan, Gen. Gates, Charles Carroll and others bought lots 1777.

James Rumsey

Here, 1782-1785, lived James Rumsey, miller, innkeeper, and inventor of the steamboat. He demonstrated a model of his boat before Washington, 1784. He continued his experiments here and elsewhere until his public demonstration of 1787.
HM NumberHM8ES
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 737951 N 4390012
Decimal Degrees39.62681667, -78.22760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.609', W 78° 13.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 36.54" N, 78° 13' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1306 County Rte 9/9, Berkeley Springs WV 25411, US
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