Monday, April 14, 2014

Private Property

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Sitting high up on a hill, above the portion of Harpers Ferry known as Lower Town, sits this lovely old home. There is a small sign behind the rock wall that says, "Private Property". I'm sure that there is a story there somewhere.

Right below this home is the ruins of an old church, long ago abandoned. Right up behind this house is the Harpers Cemetery where Robert Harper, who purchased the land from Lord Fairfax in 1785 and setup a Ferry across the Potomac River, is buried. In between stands this home.

I'm sure there is a story here and I'm still researching it. If and when I do come across some info I will update this blog post...

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