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Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

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  • Date Posted: May 1, 2014
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  • Address: St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA

Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia

Harper’s Ferry is a very small community of less than 500 people located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. It is an historic town situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where the states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet.

Harper’s Ferry is perhaps best known for John Brown’s raid on the armory in 1859 just prior to the Civil War.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church Information:

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church is located on the heights above Harper’s Ferry. The original church was built in 1833. It was the only church in Harper’s Ferry to escape destruction during the Civil War. In 1896, the St. Peter’s Church was renovated extensively.

A short trail leads from St. Peter’s Catholic Church to Jefferson Rock.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia:

Harper’s Ferry locals have claimed to see the apparition of a priest standing outside the church.

Locals have also claimed to hear disembodied screams and voices of soldiers who died or were wounded there during the Civil War.

Also, a young wounded Civil War soldier was waiting to be taken into the church to be treated. Legends say that the young man said, “”Thank God I’m Saved” as he went over the threshold of the church and died. Harper’s Ferry locals say that there is a golden glow in the threshold of the church observed by some visitors. Some folks have also heard a disembodied voice say, “Thank God, I’m saved.” 


Wikipedia (2011). St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (Harper’s Ferry). Retrieved May 3, 2011 from’s_Roman_Catholic_Church_(Harpers_Ferry,_West_Virginia)

Wikipedia (2011). Harper’s Ferry. Retrieved May 3, 2011 from,_West_Virginia

Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved April 23, 2011 from virginia.htm

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