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Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John G. Parke

 
 
John G. Parke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. John G. Parke Marker
Inscription. Born in this vicinity on Sept. 22, 1827, the noted Army Engineer is remembered chiefly for having set the exact boundary between the Oregon Territory and Canada. His survey, begun in 1857, was halted by service in the Civil War and was not completed until 1869. He later became Supt. of West Point.
 
Erected 1968 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.294′ N, 75° 47.589′ W. Marker is in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Lincoln Highway and Veterans Drive, on the right when traveling west on E. Lincoln Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Bezellon (approx. mile away); Whittier C. Atkinson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brandywine Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Brandywine Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House
Marker is near the entrance to the Coatesville Veteran's Hospital image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Marker is near the entrance to the Coatesville Veteran's Hospital
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Charles Lukens Huston House Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coatesville.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War report of Maj. Gen. John G. Parke. (Submitted on June 9, 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 1,146 times since then and 15 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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