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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Welcome to Harpers Ferry ...
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 282 people<2> (see below for details).
Harpers Ferry was established in 1763.
The community of Harpers Ferry is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Harpers Ferry lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Harpers Ferry: (304) & (681)<4>
The ZIP code for Harpers Ferry: 25425<5>
Websites for Harpers Ferry ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.jeffersoncounty.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Harpers Ferry, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harpers Ferry had an population of 282 people. This is a decrease of 1.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.14% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Harpers Ferry had a population of 286 people. This makes Harpers Ferry the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Harpers Ferry represents 0.02% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 198th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 286 people, the population of Harpers Ferry decreased 6.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 307 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Harpers Ferry.
Adding Harpers Ferry to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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, we also found mention of Harpers Ferry elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Harpers Ferry on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harpers Ferry on our Genealogy Page.
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), Iowa, Kentucky and South Carolina.
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.
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.
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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 Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021