Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jane Grey Swisshelm Childhood Home
Jane Grey Swisshelm
Pittsburgh's first newspaper woman secured passage of state law April 11, 1848 enabling married women to hold and sell property
A woman of great moral courage and love for humanity,
A friend of the oppressed and devoted war nurse.
Born in Pittsburgh - This location marks the site of her childhood home
Erected 1934 by The Women's Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Location. 40° 26.504′ N, 79° 59.898′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Sixth Avenue 0.1 miles west of Smithfield Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the Heinz 57 Center on Sixth Street. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); The Duquesne Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The Granite Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mellon Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding Convention of the AFL (about 500 feet away); McClurg Iron Foundry (about 600 feet away); The Benedum Center (about 600 feet away); Kaufmann's Department Store and Clock (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
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Also see . . . Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.