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Captain Philo McGiffin

 
 
Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
1. Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker
Inscription.  Born December 13, 1860, on this site. Graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Went to China in 1885, built up and trained its Navy. September 17, 1894, it fought the Japanese to a draw in a naval battle at Yalu River. McGiffin died in 1897 from his injuries.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1819.
 
Location. 40° 10.244′ N, 80° 14.733′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 18) and Beau Street (Pennsylvania Route 136), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County (within shouting distance of this marker); "Declaration & Address" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Whiskey Rebellion
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(about 700 feet away); Washington and Greene Counties Labor Memorial (about 700 feet away); Washington and Jefferson College (about 800 feet away); The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (about 800 feet away); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of the Yalu. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Captain Philo Norton McGiffin. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Philo Norton McGiffin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
2. Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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