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Welcome to Harpers Ferry ...

The city of Harpers Ferry is located in Allamakee County<1>.

The location of Harpers Ferry has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Harpers Ferry: Harpers Fry. (or less commonly used: Harpers Frry.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Harpers Ferry for more information about variations on the name of Harpers Ferry.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harpers Ferry has a population of 324 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Harpers Ferry.

Harpers Ferry is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Harpers Ferry lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Harpers Ferry: (563)

The ZIP code for Harpers Ferry: 52146<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harpers Ferry had an population of 324 people. This is a decrease of 1.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harpers Ferry had a population of 328 people. This makes Harpers Ferry the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Harpers Ferry represents 0.01% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 559th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 328 people, the population of Harpers Ferry has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 330 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harpers Ferry.

Communities Also Named Harpers Ferry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Harpers Ferry - they are located in Alabama, Georgia (2), Kentucky, South Carolina and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harpers Ferry.

Communities near Harpers Ferry ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harpers Ferry.

  • Prairie du Chien [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Chien
    • Prairie du Chien [Crawford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Harpers Ferry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie du Chien
  • Waukon [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukon
    • Waukon [Allamakee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Harpers Ferry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,600 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukon<7>
  • Monona [Clayton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monona
    • Monona [Clayton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Harpers Ferry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,462 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monona<7>
  • Prairie du Chien [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Chien
    • Prairie du Chien [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Harpers Ferry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,010 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie du Chien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie du Chien
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bridgeport [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Crawford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Harpers Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 993 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Lansing [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Allamakee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Harpers Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<7>
    • Seneca [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Harpers Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 903 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • McGregor [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGregor
      • McGregor [Clayton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Harpers Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGregor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGregor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGregor<7>
    • Wauzeka [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauzeka
      • Wauzeka [Crawford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Harpers Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauzeka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauzeka
    • Eastman [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastman
      • Eastman [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Harpers Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastman

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harpers Ferry. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harpers Ferry.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harpers Ferry. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harpers Ferry.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harpers Ferry. See our Newspapers Page for Harpers Ferry.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harpers Ferry ...

Looking for more information about Harpers Ferry? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harpers Ferry, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harpers Ferry.

Adding Harpers Ferry to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harpers Ferry in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harpers Ferry was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Harpers Ferry on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harpers Ferry on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Allamakee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harpers Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Allamakee County: www.co.allamakee.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Allamakee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harpers Ferry.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harpers Ferry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Harpers Ferry). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harpers Ferry or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harpers Ferry) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harpers Ferry. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harpers FerryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harpers Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2008, Longitude: -91.1522       In this case, the coordinates for Harpers Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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