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T. Morris Chester

 
 
T. Morris Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. T. Morris Chester Marker
Inscription. Journalist, educator, lawyer. Born here, 1834. Taught in Liberia, 1857-61. Recruited Black soldiers in Civil War; noted as war correspondent. In Europe for freedmen's aid; was admitted to the English bar in 1870. Held major posts in Louisiana, 1873-83. Died nearby, 1892.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.651′ N, 76° 52.84′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on E. Market Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Near Third Street. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Morris Chester (here, next to this marker); Kunkel Building (a few steps from this marker); Lochiel Hotel and Colonial Theater (a few steps from this marker); Strawberry Square Phase II (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Dauphin County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Dauphin Deposit Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 333 Market Street (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .  T. Morris Chester. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationGovernmentNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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