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

Williams Grove

 
 
Williams Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
1. Williams Grove Marker
Inscription. This railroad junction became the site of the Great Grangers' Interstate Picnic Exhibition, founded 1874 by R. H. Thomas of the State Grange. The annual event drew an estimated 100,000 or more people in a week by the 1890's. The John Williams House, built about 1799, stands nearby.
 
Erected 1980 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 8.839′ N, 77° 1.8′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Williams Grove Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsburg PA 17055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Dills Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Southern Cavalry (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. 4.7 miles away); Union Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Simpson Ferry Road (approx. 4.8 miles away); Frankenberger Tavern (approx. 4.8 miles away); Irving Female College (approx. 5 miles away); Carlisle Iron Works (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
 
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The John Williams House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
2. The John Williams House
 
 
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