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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thaddeus Stevens

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2020
1. Thaddeus Stevens Marker
Inscription.  Lawyer, congressman, abolitionist, ironmaker, and defender of free public schools in Pennsylvania, lived in a house that stood on this site. He moved from here in 1842.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 39° 49.857′ N, 77° 13.956′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Chambersburg Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "…expecting to find all dead." (a few steps from this marker); Parish House (a few steps from this marker); Reverend Horatio S. Howell (a few steps from this marker); "…the pathos of those poor wounded men…" (a few steps
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By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Thaddeus Stevens Marker
The site of the Stevens House is now a restaurant.
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from this marker); Christ Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The James Gettys Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); "… It was enough to frighten us to death!" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pennsylvania State Markers following the career of Thaddeus Stevens.
 
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By Craig Swain
3. Thaddeus Stevens
Stevens emerged from a background of poverty to become a prominent political leader in the years before the Civil War. He moved to Gettysburg around 1815.

(Photo source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-00460)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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