East Drumore Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Drumore Township Illustrious Americans
the memories of four illustrious
Americans who were identified
with this part of Drumore Township.
The Historical Commission of Pennsylvania
and the Lancaster County Historical Society.
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
Born 3 miles N - 1758. Owner and
Resident of this farm.
Volunteer at 18,
Captain at 19,
Colonel on Washington's Staff at 21,
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
Famous speech of Logan the Indian Chief
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.
Born 3 miles N - 1742. Picturesque
in his ruggedness and ardor.
Walked to Boston at the call of
Leading 7 picked men he broke
Trail for the Montgomery Expedition
Against Quebec, where he fought
Trailing an overcrowded boat on
the retreat he contacted a chronic
illness in the icy St. Lawrence.
Finally head of Philadelphia Army
Erected 1921 by Historical Commission of Pennsylvania & Lancaster County Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Science & Medicine • War, 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, 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. 3½ miles away); Big Cut, Big Fill (approx. 4.7 miles away); A Job on the A & S (approx. 5½ miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 5½ 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.
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