Springhouses and Root Cellars

Springhouses and Root Cellars (HMCB1)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.381', W 77° 43.854'

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These small caves carved into the shale cliffside at one time served as springhouses and root cellars for the residents of this block.

The cooler subsurface temperatures of a root cellar helped preserve herbs, vegetables, and fruits in the days before modern refrigeration.
HM NumberHMCB1
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264587 N 4356179
Decimal Degrees39.32301667, -77.73090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.381', W 77° 43.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.86" N, 77° 43' 51.24" 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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