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Harford in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Galusha Grow

 
 
Galusha Grow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
1. Galusha Grow Marker
Inscription.  

Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862. Speaker of the House 1861-63. Returned to Congress 1893-1903. Educated at Franklin Academy, Harford, and buried in this cemetery.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 41° 46.799′ N, 75° 42.077′ W. Marker is in Harford, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 547) and School Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Harford Cemetery, Harford PA 18823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harford, Penna. (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Original Congregational Bell

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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers Orphan School (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Galusha Grow (approx. 2.9 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Cpl. Lee Leroy Canfield (approx. 6.9 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harford.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Galusha Grow Congressional Bio. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About the Homestead Act. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Galusha Grow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
2. Galusha Grow Marker
In Harford Cemetery
Hon. Galusha Aaron Grow of Pa. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Hon. Galusha Aaron Grow of Pa.
Brady-Handy photograph collection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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