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

Martin Chartier

Died 1718

 
 
Martin Chartier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Martin Chartier Marker











Inscription.  
Noted indian trader and interpreter
in early Pennsylvania and Maryland
Frenchman from Canada
who resided
at Fort St. Louis
of the Sieur de la Salle
in present Illinois, 1684-1690[.]
A leader thence of the Shawnee Indians
to Maryland, 1662, and to Susquehanna River
at Pequea Creek, now Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, 1697[.]
Agent in William Penn's treaties
with the Indians of the Susquehanna[.]
Settler here in later years
at the site of Washington Borough
on a 300 acre tract
granted to him by Penn[.]
Father by his Shawnee wife
of
Peter Chartier
The indian trader and interpreter

 
Erected 1925 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Lancaster County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location.
Plaque with Susquehanna River in background. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Plaque with Susquehanna River in background.
39° 59.888′ N, 76° 28.393′ W. Marker is in Manor Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (Pennsylvania Route 441) and Charlestown Road, on the right when traveling south on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1938 Water St, Washington Boro PA 17582, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 40th Parallel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. half a mile away); Great Minqua Path (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cresap's Fort (approx. 2 miles away); Columbia Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 2.4 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manor Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,449 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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