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Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Court House

 
 
Old Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 3, 2020
1. Old Court House Marker
Inscription.  “Widow Piper’s Tavern,” used for Cumberland County court-sessions, 1750-1751, until a court house was erected at Carlisle, the county seat. The house is now the home of the Shippensburg Civil Club.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 3.263′ N, 77° 30.78′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on East King Street (U.S. 11) near Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Morris (a few steps from this marker); The First Court House of Cumberland County (a few steps from this marker); The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob Agle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Site of the German Reformed and Lutheran Congregations
Old Court House image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
2. Old Court House
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this hill stood Fort Morris (about 700 feet away); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); This tablet is placed (approx. ¼ mile away); These Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Who Lie Buried Here (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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