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Christiana in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William C. Sproul

 
 
William C. Sproul Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. William C. Sproul Marker
Inscription. Governor of Pennsylvania, 1919-23, was born .4 mile SW, in 1870. The house is marked. His term is noted for road building, the Edmonds Act improving the public school system, and the creation of the Department of Welfare. He died near Chester in 1928.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 52.255′ N, 76° 0.264′ W. Marker is in Christiana, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgetown Road PA896 and Sproul Road, on the left when traveling east on Georgetown Road PA896. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Christiana PA 17509, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Christiana Riot (approx. 4.5 miles away); Lincoln University (approx. 5.8 miles away); Christiana Riot Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hosanna Meeting House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hopewell Historic District (approx. 6.4 miles away); Hopewell Bell Tower (approx. 6.4 miles away); Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele (approx. 8.2 miles away); William Chester Ruth (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Christiana.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Governors - Past and Present
Gov. Sproul's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Gov. Sproul's Birthplace
. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. William C. Sproul - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. William Cameron Sproul at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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