Jefferson Rock

Jefferson Rock (HM6UZ)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.346', W 77° 44.097'

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"On your right comes up the Shenandoah, having ranged along the foot of the mountain a hundred miles to seek a vent. On your left approaches the Patowmac [Potomac], in quest of a passage also. In the moment of their junction they rush together against the mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea....This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic."

This is how Thomas Jefferson described the view from here during a visit to Harpers Ferry in 1783. Around 1860, the U.S. armory superintendent ordered red sandstone supports placed under "Jefferson Rock" because it was "endangering the lives and properties of the villagers below."
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HM NumberHM6UZ
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264236 N 4356125
Decimal Degrees39.32243333, -77.73495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.346', W 77° 44.097'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 20.76" N, 77° 44' 5.82" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 US-340 ALT, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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