Harpers Ferry - Jefferson County, West Virginia

Zip Code - 25425
Town Council Agenda (uploaded September 07 2014)
2010 Planning and Zoning Code

Proposed Accessory Building changes to the Zoning Ordinance Zoning Changes
Introduction to Proposed Amendment to Harpers Ferry Ordinances: Building Uses and Bed and Breakfast AuthorityZoning Intro

Comments on the Hilltop House presentation that took place on November 30, 2009 can be sent by email to corphf@yahoo.com, hand carried to the Town Hall office, or posted the the Wiki site below.

Hilltop Discussion and Wiki site
Hilltop Development Process Submittal (2008-09-17)
Hilltop Development Process Response DRAFT (2008-08-22)
Historic Views of the Hilltop House
Request for Qualifications on Planning Review
Source Water Assessment and Protection Plan for Harpers Ferry Water Works - Sept 2006
  • Historic Preservation Brochure (September 2009)
  • Town Brochure
  • John Brown's Raid Brochure

    First settled in 1732 by Peter Stephens, whose "squatter's rights" were bought in 1747 by Robert Harper, for whom the town was named, and who first operated ferries across the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers at that point. Incorporated by the Circuit Court in 1872. President George Washington asked Congress in 1794 for an Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Building was commenced in 1796. Scene of John Brown's raid in 1859. Site of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park with over half-million visitors each year.

    Easternmost and lowest point in the state, the elevation being but 247 feet above sea level at Potomac River level.

    Harpers Ferry owns and operates its own municipal waterworks. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and Amtrak operates through Harpers Ferry. Organizations: Lion's Club, Masonic Lodge, IOOF, and Woman's Club.

    Population: estimated 310; police department; volunteer fire department; fully equipped rescue unit; elections held every two years on the second Tuesday in June.