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Elkins in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village of La Mott

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller
1. Village of La Mott
Inscription. Originally called Camptown, this village was laid out at the close of the Civil War on the site of former Camp William Penn. The camp was a training station for Negro troops enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1863 to 1865.
 
Erected 1973 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.887′ N, 75° 8.498′ W. Marker is in Elkins, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Cheltenham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 309) and Keenan Street on Cheltenham Avenue. Click for map. Three blocks west of York Avenue (PA 611). Marker is in this post office area: Elkins Park PA 19027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp William Penn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Camp William Penn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucretia C. Mott (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wall House (The Ivy) (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Assembly of Abington Friends Meeting (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Historic Village of La Mott. (Submitted on December 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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