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Millerstown in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James A. Beaver

 
 
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By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. James A. Beaver Marker
Inscription.  Civil War hero; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1887-91; a Superior Court judge, 1895-1905, was born in Millerstown Oct. 21, 1837. Site is marked by a plaque. His adult life was spent at Bellefonte, where he died on January 31, 1914.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1795.
 
Location. 40° 32.973′ N, 77° 9.297′ W. Marker is in Millerstown, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and East Sunbury Street (Pennsylvania Highway 17), in the median on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millerstown PA 17062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Canal Era (approx.
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By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
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5.2 miles away); The Railroad Era (approx. 5.2 miles away); Newport Heritage Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Settlement of Newport (approx. 5.2 miles away); St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Newport Historic District (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. James Beaver in the Civil War. Beaver lead the 148th Pennsylvania during the war. He was wounded several times, including during the battles of Chancellorsville and Second Reams Station. He received a brevet promotion to Brigadier General at the end of the war. (Submitted on June 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. James Beaver as Governor. (Submitted on June 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. James A. Beaver - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. James Addams Beaver at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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