Brackett House

Brackett House (HM1CBY)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.443', W 77° 44.176'

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Built in 1858, this house served as the home for the U.S. Armory superintendent's clerk. As an assistant to the superintendent, the clerk's responsibilities included drafting correspondence, filing reports, arranging schedules, and insuring the smooth operation of the superintendent's office.

After Storer College was established for freedmen in 1867, the building was named in honor of Dr. Nathan Brackett - educator, minister, administrator, and financier - who helped found the college and served as its first principal. Brackett arranged to have this and three other "fine old mansions" in the upper town, dilapidated and abandoned after the Civil War, turned over to the college by the government. The Brackett House currently is not open.

[Photo caption reads] Brackett House in 1908, during its Storer College tenancy.
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HM NumberHM1CBY
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264128 N 4356308
Decimal Degrees39.32405000, -77.73626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.443', W 77° 44.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 26.58" N, 77° 44' 10.56" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 387 Fillmore St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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