Northumberland in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
American Chemical Society / Joseph Priestley
On July 31 - August 1, 1874, chemists from 15 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and England met here to celebrate the centennial of the discovery of oxygen by Priestley. Discussions at that meeting led to the founding in 1876 of the
In tribute to his scientific contributions and in grateful recognition of the inspiration he provided for its establishment, the American Chemical Society dedicates this plaque to the memory of
Erected 1974 by American Chemical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 40° 53.433′ N, 76° 47.372′ W. Marker is in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Priestley Avenue and Hanover Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 472 Priestley Ave, Northumberland PA 17857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Priestley Museum (here, next to this marker); Joseph Priestley House Joseph Priestley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Joseph Priestley House (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Log House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northumberland.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.