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

Soldiers Orphan School

 
 
Soldiers Orphan School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
1. Soldiers Orphan School Marker
Inscription.  

In commemoration of the deeds
of valor of her native sons in
the War of the Rebellion, the
State of Pennsylvania maintained
the Harford Soldiers Orphan
School on these grounds from
1865 to 1901 for the education
of their children.
With grateful hearts
this tablet is erected by
the Northeastern Pennsylvania
Soldiers Orphan School Association
August 21, 1926

 
Erected 1926 by Northeastern Pennsylvania Soldiers Orphan School Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1926.
 
Location. 41° 45.715′ N, 75° 42.461′ W. Marker is near Harford, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is on Orphan School Road, 0.4 miles east of Pennsylvania Route 547, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsley PA 18826, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Congregational Bell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Harford, Penna.
Soldiers Orphan School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
2. Soldiers Orphan School Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Galusha Grow (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Galusha Grow (approx. 2.3 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Galusha Grow (approx. 7.7 miles away); Cpl. Lee Leroy Canfield (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harford.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harford Historical Society, originally The Soldiers’ Orphans School. Society of Architectural Historians website entry (Submitted on April 11, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan Schools. Genealogy Today website entry (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Former Soldiers Orphan School Building Foundation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
3. Former Soldiers Orphan School Building Foundation
Former Soldiers Orphan School Dormitory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
4. Former Soldiers Orphan School Dormitory
Looking east
Former Soldiers Orphan School Dormitory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
5. Former Soldiers Orphan School Dormitory
Looking NW
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Feb. 8, 2023