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

Philip Berlin

 
 
Philip Berlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Philip Berlin Marker
Inscription. Recognized as the inventor of the first sleeping car in U.S. for use of travelers. The car, "Chambersburg", was operated as early as 1838 between Harrisburg and Chambersburg. He lies buried in graveyard at rear of church.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.071′ N, 77° 39.784′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Washington Street and Black Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Lutheran Church (a few steps from this marker); Suesserott House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Douglass and John Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrow Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abolitionist John Brown Boards in Chambersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burning of Chambersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Conference (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Philip Berlin - Behind the Marker
Philip Berlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2012
2. Philip Berlin Marker
. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Cemetery where Philip Berlin is buried. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Cemetery where Philip Berlin is buried.
 
 
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