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Near Fairfield in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Hanson “Hance” Steelman

(1655-1749)

 
 
John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish
1. John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker
Inscription. Indian trader and interpreter of Maryland and Pennsylvania. First settler in this valley. Born of Swedish parents along the Delaware. This tablet erected by Liberty Twp. and Fairfield Area Bicentennial Cmte. First Marker Placed in 1924 by Pennsylvania Historical Commmission
 
Erected 1977 by Liberty Township and Fairfield Area Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 39° 44.099′ N, 77° 21.617′ W. Marker is near Fairfield, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Steelman Marker Road and Topper Road (Local Route 312), on the right when traveling north on Steelman Marker Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield PA 17320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Spirit of the American Doughboy (approx. 2.5 miles away in Maryland); Army of the Potomac (approx. 2.9 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (approx. 2.9 miles away in Maryland); Emmitsburg Sisters of Charity (approx. 2.9 miles away in Maryland but has been reported missing); Mount Saint Mary's College
Wide view of the John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
2. Wide view of the John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away in Maryland but has been reported missing); Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx. 3 miles away in Maryland); Pennsylvania (approx. 3 miles away); St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 3 miles away in Maryland).
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker looking southwest along Steelman Marker Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
3. John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker looking southwest along Steelman Marker Road
John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker, at the intersection of Topper and Crum roads image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
4. John Hanson "Hance" Steelman Marker, at the intersection of Topper and Crum roads
 
 
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