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

Chambersburg

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
1. Chambersburg Marker
Inscription.  
Settled 1734 by Benjamin
Chambers, who laid out
“Chambers Town” in 1764.
Seat of Franklin County
since 1784. Scene of Civil
War events: Raided by “Jeb”
Stuart, 1862; occupied by
Confederates in 1863; and
burned by them in 1864.

 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 55.773′ N, 77° 38.212′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Lincoln Way E (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, 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. Patrick Gass (approx. 0.4 miles away); Messersmith's Woods (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx.
Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
2. Chambersburg Marker
half a mile away); Franklin County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Masonic Temple (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Brown (approx. 1.3 miles away); King Street Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Borough of Chambersburg. Official Website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
3. Chambersburg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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