Jefferson Rock

Jefferson Rock (HMCBY)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.346', W 77° 44.095'

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— Meriwether Lewis at Harpers Ferry —

Twenty years before Lewis came to town, his mentor, Thomas Jefferson, wrote about the view from this rock. Jefferson's comments on the landscape were published in Notes on the State of Virginia. That book provided a model for Lewis as he recorded his observations of the west. As Lewis gathered supplies here, did he follow in the footsteps of his mentor and take in this view?
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
Marker Number8
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264239 N 4356125
Decimal Degrees39.32243333, -77.73491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.346', W 77° 44.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 20.76" N, 77° 44' 5.70" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Shenandoah St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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