St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (HMCBW)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.37', W 77° 43.861'

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Construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad produced an influx of Irish laborers into the Harpers Ferry area during the early 1830's. St. Peter's Catholic Church, completed in 1833, symbolizes America's melting pot tradition and the customs, habits, and religion of the early Irish immigrants.

During the Civil War, to protect the church from Union and Confederate shells, Father Costello flew the British Union Jack flag as a symbol of the church's neutrality. St. Peter's escaped the war relatively unscathed.

St. Peter's was remodeled to its present appearance in 1896, and Mass is offered here every Sunday.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264577 N 4356159
Decimal Degrees39.32283333, -77.73101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.37', W 77° 43.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.20" N, 77° 43' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Church St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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