Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Harpers Ferry is both the easternmost location of the state and is at the lowest elevation in West Virginia. The point of Harpers Ferry is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, which has made it a strategic location throughout history. The Welsh family originally settled in this town, and many descendants remain in the area today.
Although Bolivar and Harpers Ferry are separate towns, the close proximity and the small areas the towns cover make it difficult to create separate timelines for each.
This timeline covers both Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, as well as neighboring areas which are considered as being "in the Harpers Ferry district", such as the unincorporated communities of Bakerton and Molers Crossroads which are extremely important in the research of the Welsh family.
This timeline will be continually updated as new information is uncovered.
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