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Welcome to Harpers Ferry ...

The town of Harpers Ferry is located in Jefferson County.

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 2017, Harpers Ferry has a population of 281 people<1> (see below for details).

Harpers Ferry was established in 1763.

The community of Harpers Ferry is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Harpers Ferry lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Harpers Ferry: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Harpers Ferry: 25425<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Harpers Ferry had an population of 281 people. This is a decrease of 1.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.47% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Harpers Ferry ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   3,553   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   6,266   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Frederick (MD)   [Map]   71,408   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Middletown (MD)   [Map]   4,615   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Berryville (VA)   [Map]   4,338   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   SE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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), Iowa, Kentucky and South Carolina.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harpers Ferry. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harpers Ferry.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Harpers Ferry:

Websites for Harpers Ferry ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Harpers Ferry. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harpers Ferry.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harpers Ferry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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 town (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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Harpers Ferry. 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 Ferry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harpers Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3254, Longitude: -77.7386     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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