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

Franklin County

 
 
Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zachary Hinton, August 2007
1. Franklin County Marker
Inscription. Formed on September 9, 1784 from Cumberland County and named for Benjamin Franklin. Site of Falling Spring, noted limestone trout stream. Birthplace of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States. Chambersburg, county seat, was laid out 1764.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.245′ N, 77° 39.623′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Lincoln Way East (U.S. 30) east of Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on the sidewalk near the Franklin County Courthouse and is across from the Chambersburg Heritage Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burning of Chambersburg (here, next to this marker); Finding Your Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg
Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Franklin County Marker
Two markers can be found at this location. The Franklin County marker is seen here on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); War Between the States (within shouting distance of this marker); French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Franklin County, PA. Official Website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Franklin County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Franklin County Court House
Franklin County Court House Clock and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
4. Franklin County Court House Clock and Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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