Harpers Ferry is a town located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Harper's Ferry is situated on the banks of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. The town is surrounded by mountains and is at the bottom of a ravine created by the two rivers. The town is best known historically for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859. The town was in Virginia at the time of the raid; West Virginia was created in 1863. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 307.
Web Sites and Links
Anvil RestaurantBrowse menus for lunch and dinner, online coupon, catering information and local links.
Harpers Ferry ConservancyLand trust working to protect scenic and historic qualities of lands within a 25-mile radius of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Harpers Ferry Merchant Association Information CenterGuide to shops, galleries, restaurants, events, recreation, town resources and other local attractions.
River RidersLicensed professional white water guide service located in Harpers Ferry.