Charles Town Post Office

Charles Town Post Office (HMNY)

Location: Charles Town, WV 25414 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.325', W 77° 51.603'

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Jefferson County Jail

On the site of this Post Office stood the Jefferson County Jail where John Brown and his fellow prisoners were confined after their raid on Harpers Ferry in October 1859.

After court trial John Brown was taken from the Jail here to his death on the gallows December the Second in the year 1859.

From the Post Office in Charles Town, West Virginia, was started the first Rural Free Delivery service in the United States, under Postmaster-General Wm. L. Wilson, October the First, 1896.
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HM NumberHMNY
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
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Year Placed1932
Placed ByThe Jefferson County Historical Society of West Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:24am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 253332 N 4352720
Decimal Degrees39.28875000, -77.86005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.325', W 77° 51.603'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 19.50" N, 77° 51' 36.18" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 W Washington St, Charles Town WV 25414, US
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