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Thomas Butler

 
 
Thomas Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 30, 2021
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1764.
 
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 Fighting Butlers (a few steps from this marker); The High Street Train Stations (within shouting distance of this marker); James Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker);
Thomas Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
2. Thomas Butler Marker
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Cumberland County Historical Society & Hamilton Library Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot-Chee Dogs (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Thomas Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Thomas Butler Marker
Butler Gunshop image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 15, 2022
4. Butler Gunshop
Structure stands to the rear of the marker off Dickinson Avenue, and is now a private residence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 23, 2022, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 19, 2022