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The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta

 
 
Phi Gamma Delta Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Phi Gamma Delta Marker
Inscription. Founded May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College by
Daniel Webster Crofts
James Elliott
Naaman Fletcher
Ellis Bailey Gregg
John Templeton McCarty
Samuel Beatty Wilson

Fortiter
Fideliter
Feliciter

 
Erected 1949 by The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
 
Location. 40° 10.243′ N, 80° 14.563′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on South College Street (U.S. 19) south of East Beau Street (Pennsylvania Route 136), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the gatepost. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington and Jefferson College (here, next to this marker); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Washington and Jefferson College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse William Lazear (about 600 feet away); Rebecca Harding Davis (about 800 feet away); Washington County (about 800 feet away); Captain Philo McGiffin (about 800 feet away); "Declaration & Address" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
More about this marker.
Brass Tablet Marker in on Right Gatepost image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Brass Tablet Marker in on Right Gatepost
Brass tablet with college crest is on the left post. Old Main building at the top of the steps.
According to "The Phi Gamma Delta" magazine of January, 1950, "On October 29, 1949, the Founders Memorial Gateway, authorized by the 100th Ekklesia [convention] as the fraternity's centennial gift to its cradling college, was dedicated . . . ."
 
Regarding The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. Jefferson College was located in Canonsburg when the fraternity was founded. It was combined with Washington College in 1865 and moved to Washington College's campus here in Washington, where this marker is located, in 1869.
 
Also see . . .  The Archives - The History of Phi Gamma Delta. (Submitted on April 16, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. Founders Memorial Gateway
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta's Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta's Coat of Arms
 
 
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