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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. It is also directly located along the Appalachian Trail, as well as the C & O Canal trail. It is an extremely popular starting or ending point for backpackers completing sections of either trail. There is an AMTRAK station and its regional MARC trains are also served.
Harpers Ferry is a historic town known for Harpers Ferry Raid.
Harpers Ferry Raid, (October 16–18, 1859), assault by an armed band of abolitionists led by John Brown on the federal armoury located at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now in West Virginia). It was a main precipitating incident to the American Civil War. The raid on Harpers Ferry was intended to be the first stage in an elaborate plan to establish an independent stronghold of freed slaves in the mountains of Maryland and Virginia—an enterprise that had won moral and financial support from several prominent Bostonia - Britannia