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Edinburg in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ira D. Sankey

 
 
Ira D. Sankey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
1. Ira D. Sankey Marker
Inscription.  Famous singing evangelist, fellow-worker with Dwight L. Moody in Europe and in America, was born August 28, 1840, at Edinburg, in a house since removed. He died in Brooklyn, New York, on August 13, 1908.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 41° 0.85′ N, 80° 26.2′ W. Marker is in Edinburg, Pennsylvania, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 551 close to Erie Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Edinburg Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edinburg PA 16116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kush-Kush-Kee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kuskuskies Towns (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harbor Creek (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Kuskuskies Towns (approx. 4.1 miles away); "Squaw Campaign"
Ira D. Sankey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
2. Ira D. Sankey Marker
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(approx. 4˝ miles away); The Western Reserve (approx. 4.7 miles away in Ohio); Lawrence County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Warner Brothers' First Theater (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ira D. Sankey - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Ira Sankey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Singing Evangelist Ira D. Sankey. From Lawrence County Memoirs (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Ira Sankey, American gospel singer and composer image. Click for full size.
3. Ira Sankey, American gospel singer and composer
Portrait is from Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations by Dwight Lyman Moody.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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