Morrell House

Morrell House (HM1CB6)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.453', W 77° 44.255'

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This house was built in 1858 as quarters for the U.S. Armory paymaster's clerk and his family. This clerk helped the paymaster manage the armory's complex budget and payroll, and assisted also with the collection of government quarters' rent and the oversight of armory contracts.

Soon after the establishment of Storer Normal School (later college) in Harpers Ferry in 1867, Reverend Alexander Morrell of Maine came south into the Shenandoah Valley as a missionary for the Freewill Baptists - a church dedicated to the education of former slaves. Morrell preached and taught in the area for nearly 20 years, and this house, in which Morrell and his family once resided, was named in honor of his dedicated service. Today the Morrell house is a National Park Service office building.

[Photo caption reads] Morrell House, as part of Storer College, in the early 1900s.
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HM NumberHM1CB6
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264015 N 4356330
Decimal Degrees39.32421667, -77.73758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.453', W 77° 44.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 27.18" N, 77° 44' 15.30" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 485 Fillmore St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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