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Abbottstown in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Abbott

 
 
John Abbott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2018
1. John Abbott Marker
Inscription.
1976
This old stone marked the grave of John Abbott, son of town’s founder. Since 1763, in a fence row at upper end of town at a site 128 ft east of Abbott Street 35 feet south of Water Street. Moved to this place in 1976 to make way for a parking lot
Abbottstown Lions Club

 
Erected by Abbottstown Lions Club.
 
Location. 39° 53.167′ N, 76° 59.039′ W. Marker is in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of S Queen Street and E Fleet Street, on the right when traveling north on S Queen Street. Touch for map. The marker is in a graveyard near the Emmanuel United Church of Christ. Marker is in this post office area: Abbottstown PA 17301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.7 miles away); Swigart's Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Studebaker Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Road Versus Rail (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign
John Abbott memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2018
2. John Abbott memorial
An apparent Bicentennial project, the headstone was moved to within view at this local cemetery. The now-faded plaque is above the niche.
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Conewago Chapel (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
John Abbott Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2018
3. John Abbott Headstone
"Here ly's the body of John Abbot who departed this life October the 29th 1763 aged 24 years"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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