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Brookville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. William J. McKnight

(1836-1918)

 
 
Dr. William J. McKnight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. Dr. William J. McKnight Marker
Inscription.  A physician turned senator, he coauthored an act in 1883 that established a board to oversee the distribution of unclaimed bodies to medical schools for anatomical study. In effect, it made grave robbery illegal and promoted the advancement of medical science.
 
Erected 2018 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 41° 9.622′ N, 79° 4.79′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Pennsylvania, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Main Street, Brookville PA 15825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uriah Matson Building (here, next to this marker); Jefferson County Courthouse & Jail (a few steps from this marker); McKnight Building (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson County National Bank (a few steps from this marker);
Dr. William J. McKnight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. Dr. William J. McKnight Marker
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Jefferson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick E. Knapp, Photographer (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookville.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. William James McKnight at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 5, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 25, 2022