A Government Factory Town

A Government Factory Town (HMCC0)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.308', W 77° 43.892'

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Harpers Ferry owed its existence principally to the United States armory, which began producing small arms here in 1801. At its height, this factory produced more than 10,000 weapons a year and employed 400 workers.

The armory affected the everyday lives of its workers, both inside and outside the workplace, until its destruction in 1861 during the opening days of the Civil War.

To learn about the armory's efforts on behalf of its workforce, walk this short trail along the Shenandoah River and visit the sites of buildings pictured here.
HM NumberHMCC0
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264529 N 4356046
Decimal Degrees39.32180000, -77.73153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.308', W 77° 43.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 18.48" N, 77° 43' 53.52" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 707 Shenandoah St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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