• Sun beginning to set at Harpers Ferry, as seen from Maryland Heights. Photo by NPS Volunteer Buddy Secor.

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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Articles

The Spirit of Jefferson, July 26, 2007: County Votes Down Old Standard Rezoning Request in 3-2 Vote

The Morning Herald, July 20, 2007: Land-use request rejected

The Journal, July 20, 2007: Quarry project voted down

The Spirit of Jefferson, July 19, 2007: Old Standard Vote Expected Today

The Journal, July 19, 2007: Quarry support increasing

The Frederick News Post, July 19, 2007: Harpers Ferry office park plan draws concerns

The Morning Herald, July 13, 2007: W.Va. office project debate heats up again

The Journal, July 13, 2007: Quarry project decision delayed

The Journal, July 12, 2007: Quarry project opposition up

The Journal, June 30, 2007: Old battleground host to new fight over ground

The Morning Herald, June 29, 2007: Jefferson Co. office project issue gets cloudier

The Journal, June 29, 2007: Quarry decision delayed

The Morning Herald, June 28, 2007: Commissioners doubt property zone will change

The Morning Herald, June 28, 2007: Commission members tour former quarry site

The Journal, June 28, 2007: Leaders tour quarry site

The Morning Herald, June 15, 2007: W.Va. delegate says office complex would help county

The Journal, June 15, 2007: Delegate wants quarry approval

The Journal, June 14, 2007: Board weighs in on quarry

The Morning Herald, June 13, 2007: Jefferson planners reject project zoning change

The Spirit of Jefferson, June 7, 2007: Old Standard Hearing Draws Overflow Crowd

The Morning Herald, June 6, 2007: Concerns aired about planned office project

The Journal, June 6, 2007: Quarry rezoning draws concern

The Shepherdstown Observer, June 2007: Battle Over Harpers Ferry Development

The Morning Herald, May 22, 2007: Commissioners express concern over invitation to tour quarry

The Journal, May 16, 2007: Council opposes rezoning

The Morning Herald, May 4, 2007: Commissioners say agreements could control project's design

The Morning Herald, April 27, 2007: Zoning for complex discussed

The Journal, April 27, 2007: Old quarry up for rezoning

The Spirit of Jefferson, April 19, 2007: Old Standard LLC Petitions for Rezoning of Quarry Site

The Morning Herald, April 13, 2007: Developers present plan for office complex

Civil War News, May, 2007: Close Defeat On Harpers Ferry Annexation Bid

The Morning Herald, April 12, 2007: County to hear controversial project pitch

The Washington Post, April 5, 2007: Harpers Ferry Official Warns of 'Desecration'

The Morning Herald, April 4, 2007: Attorney: Project near park not dead

The Morning Herald, April 3, 2007: Charles Town city council rejects 638-acre annexation

The Journal, April 3, 2007: Old Standard annexation rejected

The Journal, March 29, 2007: Park chief: Development is 'desecration'

The Morning Herald, March 22, 2007: Commission delays annexation action

The Morning Herald, March 14, 2007: Harpers Ferry on list of most endangered battlefields

The Journal, March 14, 2007: Harpers Ferry endangered

Associated Press, March 13, 2007: Study Housing Threatens Civil War Sites

The Morning Herald, March 6, 2007: Project seeks annexation of 638 acres into Charles Town

The Journal, March 6, 2007: Jefferson County citizens petition for end to annexation

Did You Know?

The present day view from Jefferson Rock is still breathtaking.

Thomas Jefferson visited Harpers Ferry in 1783 and wrote "The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature."