In Honor of James Rumsey

In Honor of James Rumsey (HMLJ)

Location: Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.972', W 77° 47.923'

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Inventor of the Steamboat who in October, A.D. 1783, on the Potomac River near the mouth of Sir John's Run made the first successful application of steam to the practical purpose of navigation and who on December 3rd, 1787, made a further successful demonstration on the Potomac River at Shepherdstown, Virginia about three hundred yards above this site.

Erected by the State of West Virginia under the auspices of the Rumseyan Society, A.D. 1915
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Placed ByState of West Virginia / Rumseyan Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 259119 N 4368552
Decimal Degrees39.43286667, -77.79871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.972', W 77° 47.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 58.32" N, 77° 47' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 Rumsey Monument Rd, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US
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