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Lower Swatara Township near Middletown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp George Gordon Meade

 
 
Camp George Gordon Meade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Camp George Gordon Meade Marker
Inscription.  Covering three square miles, the former Camp Meade was situated a half mile to the northwest. Named for famed Civil War General, it was opened during the Spanish-American War and visited by President William McKinley on August 27, 1898.
 
Erected 1966 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 40° 12.677′ N, 76° 44.148′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. It is in Lower Swatara Township. Marker is on North Union Street (Pennsylvania Route 441), on the left when traveling north. Marker is at Middletown Area High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1130 N Union St, Middletown PA 17057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burd Tombs (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Sant Peter's Kierch"
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Revolutionary War Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); 30 East Main Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); 28 East Main Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); Middletown (approx. 0.8 miles away); B'Nai Jacob Synagogue (approx. one mile away); Alfred's Victorian Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  George Gordon Meade, Jr. at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Middletown Area High School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Middletown Area High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,193 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2023, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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