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Abbottstown in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Abbott

1976

 
 
John Abbott Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 2018
1. John Abbott Marker
Inscription.  This old stone marked the grave of John Abbott, son of town’s founder. Since 1763, in a fence row at upper end of town at a site 128 ft east of Abbott Street 35 feet south of Water Street. Moved to this place in 1976 to make way for a parking lot
 
Erected 1976 by Abbottstown Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 29, 1763.
 
Location. 39° 53.167′ N, 76° 59.039′ W. Marker is in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of S Queen Street and E Fleet Street, on the right when traveling north on S Queen Street. The marker is in a graveyard near the Emmanuel United Church of Christ. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbottstown PA 17301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.7 miles away); Swigart's Mill
John Abbott memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 2018
2. John Abbott memorial
An apparent Bicentennial project, the headstone was moved to within view at this local cemetery. The now-faded plaque is above the niche.
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(approx. 3.4 miles away); East Berlin (approx. 3.6 miles away); Studebaker Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fill 'Er Up (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named East Berlin (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbottstown.
 
John Abbott Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 2018
3. John Abbott Headstone
"Here ly's the body of John Abbot who departed this life October the 29th 1763 aged 24 years"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 189 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2022