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Summit Hill in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Philip Ginter

 
 
Philip Ginter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
1. Philip Ginter Marker
Inscription. While hunting, Ginter discovered anthracite on Sharp Mountain here in 1791. He showed it to Col. Jacob Weiss, a prominent area settler. In 1792 Weiss and others formed the Lehigh Coal Mine Co., the first Anthracite company and a forerunner of Lehigh Coal & Navigation.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 49.464′ N, 75° 52.394′ W. Marker is in Summit Hill, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ludlow Street and North Market Street on West Ludlow Street. Click for map. The marker is located in Ludlow Park. Marker is in this post office area: Summit Hill PA 18250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip Ginder (about 800 feet away); Old Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); No. 8 Colliery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (approx. 1.6 miles away); Switchback Railroad (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Jno. F. McGinty Brewery (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Summit Hill.
 
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Philip Ginter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
2. Philip Ginter Marker
 
 
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