Lewistown in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The birthplace of Major General Frank R. McCoy, 1874-1954, graduate of West Point, who took part in Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II. He was also President of the Foreign Policy Association.
(Memorial Plaque on Building):
Thomas Franklin McCoy
1819 - 1899
[Breveted?] Captain in the Mexican War,
Brigadier General, Civil War
Birthplace of his son
Frank Ross McCoy
Major General, U.S. Army, Graduate of West Point
“A friend of the high and mighty without compromise;
A friend of the poor and lowly without condescension”
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
Location. 40° 35.887′ N, 77° 34.503′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is about 300 feet north of Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 N Main Street, Lewistown PA 17044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mifflin County (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Peacock Majors Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery Ward Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mifflin County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fosnot-Wilson Building (about 300 feet away); Apprentices' Literary Society (about 300 feet away); Masonic Temple Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
Also see . . . McCoy House. (Submitted on November 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 910 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.