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Norristown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Selma

 
 
Selma Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. Selma Marker
Inscription.  Home of Andrew Porter, Revolutionary general. Birthplace of his sons: David R., Gov. of Penna., 1839-45; James M., Sec. of War, 1843; George B., Gov. of Michigan Territory, 1831-34.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 40° 7.397′ N, 75° 21.598′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Airy Street and Selma Street, on the right when traveling west on Airy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 W Airy Street, Norristown PA 19401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Andrew Porter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hancock the Superb (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adam Jacoby Slemmer (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Fornance (approx.
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0.3 miles away); Colonel Edwin Schall (approx. 0.4 miles away); William P. Schall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Zook Post #11 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Kosciuszko Zook (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norristown.
 
Selma and its Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
2. Selma and its Marker
Looking northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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