Harper House

Harper House (HMCAZ)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.378', W 77° 43.851'

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From this vantage point, a succession of early residents watched Harpers Ferry grow from a tiny village into a thriving industrial community.

In 1775, town founder Robert Harper chose this hillside for his family home because it lay safely above the flood line, commanded a spectacular view, and offered unlimited native stone for building. Harper never resided here, however, because he died before the building's completion.

The Harper House is the oldest surviving structure in Harpers Ferry. Now restored as an 1850's tenant house, it represents crowded conditions and lack of housing here during the town's industrial heyday.
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264591 N 4356174
Decimal Degrees39.32296667, -77.73085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.378', W 77° 43.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.68" N, 77° 43' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Public Way, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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