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Paoli in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. Anthony Wayne

 
 
Gen. Anthony Wayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
1. Gen. Anthony Wayne Marker
Inscription.  The house in which the Revolutionary leader and Indian fighter was born, Jan. 1, 1745, stands about a mile away. Died at Erie, Dec. 15, 1796; now buried at St. David’s Church, four and a half miles away.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 2.525′ N, 75° 28.589′ W. Marker is in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of E Lancaster Avenue (U.S. 30) and Leopard Road (Pennsylvania Route 252), on the left when traveling west on E Lancaster Avenue. Marker is near the Paoli Shopping Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paoli PA 19301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Waynesborough (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Paoli Massacre
Marker on E Lancaster Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Marker on E Lancaster Avenue
(approx. 2 miles away); Rear of the Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); “Remember Paoli!” (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Land on Which the Battle of Paoli was Fought (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Life (approx. 2.3 miles away); General Wayne’s Encampment (approx. 2.3 miles away); “…The most dreadful scene I have ever beheld.” (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. The American Revolution Home Page. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. General Anthony Wayne - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Anthony "Mad Anthony" Wayne at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Gen. Anthony Wayne Equestrian Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
3. Gen. Anthony Wayne Equestrian Statue
This statue of Gen. Anthony Wayne is found at Valley Forge Historical Park, about 3½ miles from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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Aug. 5, 2020