Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Seven Gables Park
For nearly ten years a group of citizens organized by the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy worked tirelessly to acquire and preserve this natural treasure. In July 1998, the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy acquired the 15.16 acre site from the Seven Gables Partnership, and in turn, deeded the Seven Gables Park to the Carlisle Borough and South Middleton Township. Concurrently, Giant Food Stores, Inc. agreed to provide for the maintenance of the park for a minimum of 50 years.
Proceeds from the sale of a portion of Carlisle Borough’s Shaffer Park, formerly owned by Charles Shaffer, M.D.
A grant from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
The generosity of local citizens, businesses and foundations.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 40° 11.855′ N, 77° 10.576′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Giant Lane south of York Road (Pennsylvania Route 74), on the left when traveling south. The park entrance and parking area are located across Giant Lane from Ashland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Giant Lane, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 500 U.S. Soldiers of the Civil War are Here Interred (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ashland Soldiers' Lot (about 800 feet away); Confederate Artillery in Carlisle (approx. ¼ mile away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. half a mile away); St. Patrick's Church (approx. half a mile away); Saint Patrick Church & CemeterySaint Katharine's Hall (approx. half a mile away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
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