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Harper Cemetery, Harpers Ferry

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Harper Cemetery dates to 1782 and is named for Robert Harper, founder of the town of Harpers Ferry, who also deeded the land for the cemetery.

It is situated high above the town and has breath-taking views of the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

Among the notable residents are Robert Harper; soldiers and Officers of the Revolutionary War, Civil War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War as well as more recent wars; witnesses of John Brown's raid on the Federal Armory; Founders, Presidents and teachers of Storer College; and prominent town citizens.

Inquiries about the availability of burial sites may be directed to the Trustees of Harper Cemetery at hsjohnsonjr@yahoo.com. Spaces for traditional burials or cremains burials are available in the North Hill section.
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  • Final resting place of Harper's Ferry founder, Robert Harper. Provides an overlook of the gap. Parked near the Lockwood House. 
    Final resting place of Harper's Ferry founder, Robert Harper. Provides an overlook of the gap. Parked near the Lockwood House.  more »
  • Cemetary is on hill and you can see good views of the river and mountains. They are in the process of redoing some of the older headstones. 
    Cemetary is on hill and you can see good views of the river and mountains. They are in the process of redoing some of the older headstones.  more »
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  • Located just above Jefferson Rock a few steps from the Appalachian Trail as it passes through Harpers Ferry. Contains the grave of Robert Harper who died in 1872. An essential part of the town history.
  • A nice little cemetery in the center of town.

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