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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cumberland County

 
 
Cumberland County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
1. Cumberland County Marker
Inscription. Formed January 27, 1750 from Lancaster County. Named for Cumberland County in England, it originally extended to Pennsylvania's western limits. Carlisle, county seat, was founded 1751. Crossed by major roads, county had a key role in westward migration.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.076′ N, 77° 11.358′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Street (Pennsylvania Route 34) and High Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south on Hanover Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forbes Trail (here, next to this marker); The Shelling of Carlisle (here, next to this marker); China Burma India Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Carlisle Public Square (a few steps from this marker); Cumberland County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Market House Square (within shouting distance of this
Cumberland County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
2. Cumberland County Marker
County courthouse in background. Snowcovered "The Shelling of Carlisle" marker in foreground.
marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlisle Court House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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