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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Brown

 
 
John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. John Brown Marker
Inscription.  Boarded in this house for a while in the summer of 1859 under the name of "Smith". While in Chambersburg, he secretly received firearms and ammunition. Later in 1859, Brown led a raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 39° 56.327′ N, 77° 39.499′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on East King Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 E King St, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Franklin County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Winters (within shouting distance of this marker); King Street Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Burning of Chambersburg (about 800
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin County (about 800 feet away); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Finding Your Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brown - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. John Brown at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
House where John Brown boarded. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. House where John Brown boarded.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,845 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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