Washington in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta
Founded May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College by
Daniel Webster Crofts James Elliott Naaman Fletcher Ellis Bailey Gregg John Templeton McCarty Samuel Beatty Wilson
Erected 1949 by The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1864.
Location. 40° 10.243′ N, 80° 14.563′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on South College Street (U.S. 19) south of East Beau Street (Pennsylvania Route 136), on the left when traveling south. Marker is on the gatepost. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington and Jefferson College (here, next to this marker); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (a few steps from this marker); Washington and Greene Counties Labor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Thomas Cochran Campbell C.P.T. Moore - W.H. Letherman (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles F. West, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Patton Lyon Logan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Washington and Jefferson College (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
More about this marker. According to "The Phi Gamma Delta" magazine of January, 1950, "On October 29, 1949, the Founders Memorial Gateway, authorized by the 100th Ekklesia [convention] as the fraternity's centennial gift to its cradling college, was dedicated . . . ."
Regarding The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. Jefferson College was located in Canonsburg when the fraternity was founded. It was combined with Washington College in 1865 and moved to Washington College's campus here in Washington, where this marker is located, in 1869.
Additional keywords. Founders Memorial Gateway
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,623 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2009, by Towner Blackstock of Charlotte, North Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.