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

Martin Chartier

 
 
Martin Chartier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Martin Chartier Marker











Inscription.
- Died 1718 -
Noted indian trader and interpreter
in early Pennsylvania and Maryland
Frenchman from Canada
who resided
at Fort St. Louis
of the Sieur de la Salle
in present Illinois, 1684-1690
A leader thence of the Shawnee Indians
to Maryland, 1662, and to Susquehanna River
at Pequea Creek, now Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, 1697
Agent in William Penn's treaties
with the indians of the Susquehanna
settler here in later years
at the site of Washington Borough
on a 300 acre tract
granted to him by Penn
Father by his Shawnee wife
of
Peter Chartier
The indian trader and interpreter.

 
Erected 1925 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Lancaster County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 59.888′ N, 76° 28.393′ W. Marker is in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road PA 441 and Charlestown Road, on the right when traveling south on River Road PA 441. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Boro PA 17582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Plaque with Susquehanna River in background. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Plaque with Susquehanna River in background.
. 40th Parallel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. half a mile away); Great Minqua Path (approx. 1.6 miles away); Captain Thomas Cresap (approx. 2 miles away); Cresap's Fort (approx. 2 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 2.4 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 2.4 miles away); Columbia (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington Boro.
 
Also see . . .  Lake Cumberland History - Martin Chartier. (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,140 times since then and 33 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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