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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Ritner

 
 
Joseph Ritner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Joseph Ritner Marker
Inscription. Governor of Pennsylvania, 1835-1839, lies buried in this cemetery. Born, 1780, in Berks County; died, 1869, at Carlisle. He was noted for having put into practical operation the law of 1834, which established the public school system.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 9.602′ N, 77° 19.191′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Ritner Highway (US 11) just west of Mt. Rock Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laughlin Mill (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Denning (approx. 4.1 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Big Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Big Spring Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); The First National Bank of Newville (approx. 4.3 miles away); Newville War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Byers-Eckels House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Newville Trolley (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Ritner - Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. (Submitted on June 4, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Joseph Ritner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Joseph Ritner Marker
Joseph Ritner Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
3. Joseph Ritner Grave Marker
Inscription on the base: Joseph Ritner, March 25, 1788-Oct. 16, 1869. Governor of Pennsylvania Dec. 15, 1835-Jan. 15, 1839. Dedicated October 15, 1902. Erected by the State of Pennsylvania.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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