Virginius Island Trail

Virginius Island Trail (HMCCD)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.295', W 77° 44.016'

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A Town Lost in History

In the shadow of the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry, private industry thrived. Across this canal is Virginius Island, site of a town that once bustled with pre-Civil War businesses and the activities of 200 people. Built along the banks of the Shenandoah, the town's thriving factories were powered by the same river that later destroyed them.

Virginius Island today has returned to nature, but a stroll along this trail offers a glimpse into its colorful past. As you explore, search for ruins of canals, dams, tunnels, homes, and mills - all built by optimistic businessmen who harnessed the power of the Shenandoah River.

Trail Facts
Distance - 3/4 mile loop
Time - About 45 minutes, round trip
Difficulty - An easy stroll over a level, partially graded path
Protection of these irreplaceable ruins is your responsibility. Please leave them undisturbed.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264350 N 4356027
Decimal Degrees39.32158333, -77.73360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.295', W 77° 44.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 17.70" N, 77° 44' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 584 Shenandoah River Dr, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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