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Exeter Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Daniel Boone

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
1. Daniel Boone Marker
Inscription.  Greatest American pioneer and wilderness scout. Born Nov. 2, 1734. Spent the first 16 years of his life on the Boone Homestead a few miles north. Now a State historical shrine dedicated to American youth.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 16.879′ N, 75° 47.802′ W. Marker is in Exeter Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) and Daniel Boone Road, on the right when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birdsboro PA 19508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hopewell Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baumstown World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone Homestead
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
2. Daniel Boone Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); William Penn (approx. one mile away); Birdsboro Steel (approx. one mile away); The E. & G. Brooke Iron Company World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Legion Post 626 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter Township.
 
Also see . . .  Daniel Boone. Wikipedia Article on Daniel Boone (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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By Chester Harding, June 1820
3. Daniel Boone
Oil sketch of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding, the only portrait of Boone painted from life. This was painted when Boone was 84 years old, a few months before his death. Harding painted Boone in June 1820 while Boone was living with his daughter Jemima Boone Callaway in Missouri. According to historian Ted Franklin Belue, "from this original oil portrait Harding made three copies: two busts and a full-length." (The Life of Daniel Boone by Lyman Draper, edited by Ted Franklin Belue. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1998, p. 2.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 26, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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