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

Drumore Township Illustrious Americans

 
 
Drumore Township Illustrious Americans Marker<br>(<i>Marker Legend - located at base of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2018
1. Drumore Township Illustrious Americans Marker
(Marker Legend - located at base of marker)
Inscription.  
This marker perpetuates
the memories of four illustrious
Americans who were identified
with this part of Drumore Township.

Erected by
The Historical Commission of Pennsylvania
and the Lancaster County Historical Society.
1921

Side 1
Dr. David Ramsey
Historian - Surgeon - Patriot
Born 1 mile S.W - 1749
Continental Army surgeon,
Friend of Washington,
Constructive leader of Congress,
Talented man of letters
The father of American History
He is best known for his
"American Revolution" "Life of Washington"
"History of America" and
"Universal History Americanized."
Practiced medicine and died 1815 at
Charleston, S.C.
Side 2
General John Steele
Born 3 miles N - 1758. Owner and
Resident of this farm.
Volunteer at 18,
Captain at 19,
Colonel on Washington's Staff at 21,
General.
Wounded at Brandywine and Germantown.
Penna. Legislature, House 1801,
Speaker of Senate 1806
Collector of Port Philada, 1808-25
As commissioner to treat with warring
Tribes
Drumore Township Illustrious Americans (<i>front/street side of marker; top of legend visible</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2018
2. Drumore Township Illustrious Americans (front/street side of marker; top of legend visible)
Click or scan to see
this page online
to him was addressed the
Famous speech of Logan the Indian Chief
Died 1827.
Side 3
Col. Thomas Porter
Born 3 miles N - 1738.
A pioneer spirit
of American Independence.
Committee of Sixty 1774.
Organizer of 10 Lancaster County Companies
His failing health prevented
him from going into the field.
Died 1777.

Side 4
Col. Archibald Steele
Born 3 miles N - 1742. Picturesque
in his ruggedness and ardor.
Walked to Boston at the call of
Bunker Hill.
Leading 7 picked men he broke
Trail for the Montgomery Expedition
Against Quebec, where he fought
with distinction
Trailing an overcrowded boat on
the retreat he contacted a chronic
illness in the icy St. Lawrence.
Thereafter commissary.
Finally head of Philadelphia Army
Died 1833.

 
Erected 1921 by Historical Commission of Pennsylvania & Lancaster County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 39° 50.139′ N,
Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
3. Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele Marker
76° 9.061′ W. Marker is in East Drumore Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Robert Fulton Highway (U.S. 222) 0.1 miles north of Little Britain Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1459 Robert Fulton Hwy, Quarryville PA 17566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Fulton Birthplace (approx. 2.1 miles away); White Rock Forge Bridge (1884) (approx. 3.3 miles away); Drumore Township Service Rolls (approx. 3˝ miles away); Big Cut, Big Fill (approx. 4.7 miles away); A Job on the A & S (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 5˝ miles away); Jackson's Mill Bridge (1878) (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bartshire (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Drumore Township Illustrious Americans. The word "identified" is misspelled as "identified" on the featured marker.
 
Gen John Steele image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
4. Gen John Steele
Col. Archibald Steele image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
5. Col. Archibald Steele
Dr. David Ramsey image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
6. Dr. David Ramsey
Col. Thomas Porter image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
7. Col. Thomas Porter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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