Near Springfield in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
J. Edgar Thompson
Here was born the first chief engineer, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1847~52, and its third president, 1852~74. He was responsible for construction of the main line, Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, and for the system’s expansion to the Mississippi River.
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 54.948′ N, 75° 20.239′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and East Thompson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Baltimore Pike. This marker is directly in front of a Wells Fargo Bank. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 888 Baltimore Pike, Springfield PA 19064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Original Landscape (approx. one mile away); Benjamin West (approx. 1.1 miles away); Springfield Friends Meeting (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Slinky Toy (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Morton Lower Swedish Cabin (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dr. George Smith (approx. 2.6 miles away); Collen Brook Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. J. Edgar Thompson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Explore PA History - Behind the marker. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Edgar Thompson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.