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Colerain Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William C. Sproul

 
 
William C. Sproul Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. William C. Sproul Marker
Inscription.  Governor of Pennsylvania, 1919-23, was born .4 mile SW, in 1870. The house is marked. His term is noted for road building, the Edmonds Act improving the public school system, and the creation of the Department of Welfare. He died near Chester in 1928.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 39° 52.255′ N, 76° 0.264′ W. Marker is in Colerain Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgetown Road (Pennsylvania Route 896) and Sproul Road, on the left when traveling east on Georgetown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 671 Creek Rd, Christiana PA 17509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Grove (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pleasant View (approx. 3.8 miles away);
Gov. Sproul's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Gov. Sproul's Birthplace
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Villa Nova (approx. 4 miles away); Bartshire (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mercer’s Mill Covered Bridge (1880) (approx. 4.4 miles away); Jackson's Mill Bridge (1878) (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Christiana Riot (approx. 4˝ miles away); East Octoraro #1 Bridge (1910-2020) (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. William C. Sproul - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. William Cameron Sproul at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,530 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on October 24, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 23, 2022