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Girard in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charlotte Elizabeth Battles

(1864-1952)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Charlotte Elizabeth Battles Marker
Inscription.  Born in Girard, she overcame traditional roles by graduating from college and being named president of R.S. Battles Bank after her father's death in 1904. Battles gained national attention when she refused to close the bank after President Roosevelt ordered the Bank Holiday of 1933. A philanthropist and active in the community, she was the first woman appointed trustee of Edinboro State Normal School. This was the bank's home until it merged in 1946.
 
Erected 2021 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 42° 0.069′ N, 80° 19.003′ W. Marker is in Girard, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 20) and Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Girard PA 16417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. About This Stone Pillar (within shouting distance of this marker); Circus History (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie County Soldiers' Monument
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By Mike Wintermantel
2. Charlotte Elizabeth Battles Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 3˝ miles away); Old State Line (approx. 4.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Tornado of May 31, 1985 (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Girard.
 
Also see . . .  Charlotte Elizabeth "Libbie" Battles. (Submitted on August 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Battles Bank plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Battles Bank plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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