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Thomas Butler

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
1. Thomas Butler Marker
Inscription.  On this lot Thomas Butler had his home and gunshop about 1764; the latter still stands to the rear. Butler and five sons, all officers, served in the Revolution. Often referred to as the “Fighting Butlers.”
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 12.108′ N, 77° 11.533′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on High Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 W High Street, 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. The High Street Train Stations (within shouting distance of this marker); James Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland County Historical Society & Hamilton Library Association
Thomas Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
2. Thomas Butler Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Centenary Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carlisle's 250th Anniversary Mural (about 300 feet away); Shell and Be Damned (about 300 feet away); George Washington (about 300 feet away); Prelude to Gettysburg (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .  These 4 brothers were heroes of the American Revolution. "We Are the Mighty" entry. (Submitted on June 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Thomas Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Thomas Butler Marker
The Butler gunshop image. Click for full size.
By Jason Malmont, "The Sentinel", 2016
4. The Butler gunshop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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