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

Dr. William J. McKnight

(1836-1918)

 
 
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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.
 
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 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Heath (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Earle Sandt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Olean Road (approx. 6.6 miles away); First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty (approx. 12.4 miles away); Great Shamokin Path (approx. 16.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dr. William James McKnight at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 5, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Dr. William J. McKnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Dr. William J. McKnight Marker

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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