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Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Brown Raid

 
 
John Brown Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 7, 2007
1. John Brown Raid Marker
Inscription. Captain John Cooke, one of Brown’s followers, was captured near here on October 25, 1859, nine days after the raid on Harper's Ferry. He was hanged December 16, two weeks after John Brown.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.41′ N, 77° 32.654′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (Route 233) and Slabtown Road on Park Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain John E. Cook (here, next to this marker); Ralph Elwood Brock (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania State Forest Academy (here, next to this marker); George H. Wirt (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penn State Mont Alto Campus
John Brown Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 7, 2007
2. John Brown Raid Marker
(about 700 feet away); Conklin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chestnut Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Snow Hill Cloister (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mont Alto.
 
Regarding John Brown Raid. John Brown (1800–1859) was the first white American abolitionist to advocate and practice insurrection as a means to the abolition of slavery. He was tried for treason in Virginia and hanged, but he was considered a hero by millions of Americans at the time.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brown’s Raid. written by Jed. Hotchkiss from his The Confederate Military History, Volume 3, Chapter II. (Submitted on May 8, 2007.) 

2. John Brown the Abolitionist:--A Biographer’s Blog. (Submitted on May 8, 2007.)
3. John Brown Raid - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Chapel at Penn State Mont Alto image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 7, 2007
3. Chapel at Penn State Mont Alto
Across the street from the marker, the former Mont Alto Episcopal Chapel is now part of the Penn State Mont Alto campus. John Brown was said to preach here in the weeks before his raid at Harper's Ferry.
 
 
Additional keywords. Captain John E. Cook, John Brown’s Army of Liberation
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,261 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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