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Greencastle in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel John Allison

1738-1795

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2020
1. Colonel John Allison Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet honors the memory of
Col. John Allison
Who, in 1782, founded Greencastle. Allison's Tavern, which stood on this site 200 years ago, was the beginning point of the survey which resulted in the streets and building lots that formed the town during its early years.
 
Erected 1982 by Harry D. Zeigler V.F.W. Post and Frankm L. Carbaugh American Legion Post.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 39° 47.406′ N, 77° 43.678′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (State Highway 16) and Carlisle Street, on the right when traveling east on Baltimore Street. Located on the southwest quadrant of the town center circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Center Square, Greencastle PA 17225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCullough's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Ulric Dahlgren (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Soldier to Fall
Colonel John Allison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Colonel John Allison Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.4 miles away); William J. Hudson (approx. half a mile away); G.B. Freeman Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Michael G. Oravetz (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greencastle.
 
Greencastle town marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 15, 2019
3. Greencastle town marker
No mention of Col. Allison, though.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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