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History of the Ten Commandments Monolith

 
 
History of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, July 31, 2009
1. History of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker
Inscription. May 1958 the Hanover Eagles Aerie #1406 Fraternal Order of Eagles erected the 10 Commandments Monument in Wirt Park, a Hanover Borough Park.

April 2004 Hanover Borough Council Petitioned the York County Orphan's Court for the right to sell the fifteen (15) foot plot of land where the monument stands of Gitt-Moul Historic Properties, Inc., a non-profit which preserves local historic structures.

The Court approved the sale and in December 2004, the 10 Commandments Monument and property transferred by deed to Gitt-Moul Historic Properties which maintains the property and monument. The Gitt-Moul Historic Properties monument property is open to the public. the Borough of Hanover does not maintain the property, in not the owner of the property, and performs no municipal function in relation to the monument property.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 39° 48.033′ N, 76° 59.25′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on High Street (Pennsylvania Route 116). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 High Street, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fisher Place (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Daniel Trone House
History of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, July 31, 2009
2. History of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker
Hight St. in foreground. Marker is behind the evergreen trees and is not visible. The 10 Commandments Monument is on private property surrounded by Wirt Park owned by the Borough of Hanover.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Winebrenner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of John Luther Long (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jacob Wirt House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kilpatrick Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyPolitics
 
History of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, July 31, 2009
3. History of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker
Marker on left behind High Street.
Close-up of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, September 27, 2009
4. Close-up of the Ten Commandments Monolith Marker
 
 
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