March 29, 2016

The Ruins of St. John's Church

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
These ruins are located along the Appalachian Trail as it climbs from the lower town to Jefferson Rock.

"These weathered ruins are all that remain of St. John's Episcopal Church - one of Harpers Ferry's five earliest churches."
"Built in 1852 with money provided by church fairs, St. John's served as a hospital and barracks during the Civil War and suffered considerable damage. It was rebuilt afterward, but was abandoned in 1895 when a new Episcopal church was built in the upper town."

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8 comments:

  1. Just for a moment I thought you were in the UK :). It is a pretty setting.

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  2. I agree with LOLfromPasa! Linda you live in a area with so many treasures, thanks for sharing this weeks and please hurry back.

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  3. How cool that these old ruins are still there!

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  4. I loved seeing this! I'm so glad you shared the ruins of this historic church!

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  5. The history of this spot is interesting. Looks pretty and sad at the same time.

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  6. Great picture. We loved our visit to Harper's Ferry. We definitely climbed up to the top of that big hill and saw this church along with the other one you talked about on another post...

    Such fantastic history there.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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