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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Astronomical Observatory

1865

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
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Inscription.  

The Heavens declare the Glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth His handy.work.

This stone was taken from the Traill Green Observatory, the gift of Traill Green, A.M., LL.D., Trustee 1837-'41, Faculty 1837-'41, 1853-'97. Built at this site in 1864. Moved to a site north of Sullivan Road in 1915 and razed in 1928 to permit the construction of John Markle Mining Engineering Hall.
 
Erected by Lafayette College.
 
Location. 40° 41.877′ N, 75° 12.527′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on the east wall of Colton Chapel, on the Lafayette College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Triangulation Station and Benchmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette College Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alumni Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilson Baughman Gaither '15
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
2. Astronomical Observatory Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette College Gateway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honored French Soldiers Who Died at Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Establishing a College at Easton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Traill Green Bio at Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lafayette College. (Submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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