Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shippensburg

 
 
Shippensburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2016
1. Shippensburg Marker
Inscription.
Settled about 1733
Laid out by and named for Edward Shippen
1703-1781
Merchant
Mayor of Philadelphia
Later a resident of Lancaster
Paymaster in the Forbes Expedition
A founder and trustee of Princeton University
Grandson of Edward Shippen
1639-1712
Who was the host of William Penn
Mayor and Merchant of Philadelphia
Speaker of the Assembly
President of the Provincial council
And Chief Justice of Pennsylvania

 
Erected 1925 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, The Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II, Philadelphia, The Elise Willing Balch Memorial Fund.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.123′ N, 77° 31.019′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East King Street (U.S. 11) and North Prince Street, on the right. Click for map. Mounted to the front of the former Vigilant Hose Co. #1 Building. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Shippensburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2016
2. Shippensburg Marker
. Fort Morris (approx. mile away); Old Court House (approx. mile away); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); One-Room Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Braddock Expedition (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement