Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Brown Raid
Captain John Cooke, one of Brown’s followers, was captured near here on October 25, 1859, nine days after the raid on Harper's Ferry. He was hanged December 16, two weeks after John Brown.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1906.
Location. 39° 50.41′ N, 77° 32.654′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (Route 233) and Slabtown Road on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Ralph Elwood Brock (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania State Forest Academy (here, next to this marker); Captain John E. Cook (here, next to this marker); George H. Wirt (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mont Alto (about 700 feet away); Conklin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chestnut Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Snow Hill Cloister (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mont Alto.
Regarding John Brown Raid. John Brown (1800–1859) was the first white American abolitionist to advocate and practice insurrection as a means to the abolition of slavery. He was tried for treason in Virginia and hanged, but he was considered a hero by millions of Americans at the time.
Also see . . .
1. John Brown's Raid. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. John Brown Today. A Biographer’s Blog homepage (Submitted on May 8, 2007.)
3. John Brown Raid - Behind the Marker(Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Additional keywords. Captain John E. Cook, John Brown’s Army of Liberation
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,691 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.