“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Lafayette Visit

Lafayette Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
June 24, 2008
1. Lafayette Visit Marker
Inscription.  On this site June 3, 1825, the great French & American patriot, Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834), a Major General and aide to General George Washington during the American Revolution, was entertained in the French Street home of Erie Pioneer Judah Colt, land agent for Pennsylvania Population Co., during Lafayette’s triumphal return visit to U.S.
Erected by Erie County Historical Society and the Historic Square Properties & North Coast Corporation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1825.
Location. 42° 7.906′ N, 80° 5.112′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of French Street and E 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on French Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 French Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Steam Bakery (here, next to this marker); O'Donnell House
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(a few steps from this marker); Colt Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Erie Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Store Livery & Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Don't Give Up the Ship (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cashier's House (about 400 feet away); Horace Greeley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
Also see . . .
1. Judah Colt Daybook. (Submitted on October 5, 2008.)
2. Lafayette's Tour. (Submitted on October 5, 2008.)
3. Marquis de Lafayette at (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Lafayette Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
June 24, 2008
2. Lafayette Visit Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 320 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2008. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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