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

Johnny Appleseed

 
 
Johnny Appleseed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Johnny Appleseed Marker
Inscription. John Chapman, an actual person as well as a folk hero, lived nearby along French Creek between 1797 and 1804. Records indicate he had a nursery there and one near Warren, Pennsylvania, before moving on to Ohio. Born 1774 in Massachusetts, he died in Indiana, 1845.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 24.048′ N, 79° 49.863′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street (U.S. 322) and Franklin Avenue, on the right when traveling south on 13th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin PA 16323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Franklin (a few steps from this marker); Major General Jesse L. Reno (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel C.T. Dodd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venango County (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Bissell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Galena-Signal Oil Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Garrison (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .
1. John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman at FindAGrave.com.
Johnny Appleseed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Johnny Appleseed Marker
(Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Johnny Appleseed - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Johnny Appleseed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
3. Johnny Appleseed Marker
and Fort Franklin marker in background
Johnny Appleseed Sketch image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Johnny Appleseed Sketch
Johnny Appleseed image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1871
5. Johnny Appleseed
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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