John Brown's Fort
Corporation of Harpers Ferry

Historic Landmarks Commission

2023 Property Inventory Update Guidance and Form

The Historic Landmarks Commission is distributing a survey and Property Inventory Update Form, along with instructions, to all owners of property within the Corporation. An accurate inventory of town properties is essential for Harpers Ferry to maintain its standing as a Certified Local Government (CLG) entity. CLG certification enables the town to receive special funding, technical assistance, and other benefits related to historic preservation.

It is requested that property owners submit their responses within 30 days, if possible. Contact the Historical Landmarks Commission with any questions.


The Harpers Ferry Historic Landmarks Commission was established to preserve, protect, and foster the rehabilitation of the Town's historic edifices; to insure that growth of the community is commensurate with its historic significance; and such other objectives, as set forth in West Virginia Code. The Commission consists of five members appointed by Town Council to staggered terms of five years each. For complete information, refer to Article 131 of the Codified Ordinances of Harpers Ferry.

Regular monthly meetings of the Commission are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Additional meetings are occasionally required. All meetings are open to the public and are held upstairs at Town Hall.

Historic Landmarks Commission Members

SEAT 1: Steve Sherry (term ending 31 Jan 2025)
SEAT 2: Caitlin McAteer (term ending 31 Jan 2026)
SEAT 3: George Owens (term ending 31 Jan 2027)
SEAT 4: Elayne Edel, Chair (term ending 31 Jan 2028)
SEAT 5: (vacant) (term ending 31 Jan 2027)

Kevin Hamilton, Ordinance Compliance Officer

Harpers Ferry Welcome Letter

Public Meeting Policy and Procedures

Public Hearing Policy and Procedures

9 June 2007
Amended 30 August 2013

Official Zoning Map

Harpers Ferry Historic District Inventory of Contributing Resources
June 2017

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Corporation of

1000 W Washington St
PO Box 217
Harpers Ferry WV 25425

Telephone: 304-535-2206


Monday to Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Closed to the public on Fridays

FOIA Requests

Official Forms and Applications


Click in the dropdown list below to see Historic Landmarks Commission meeting minutes for the selected desired.

Older meeting minutes can be obtained from the Town Clerk.