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

Village of La Mott

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By Richard E. Miller
1. Village of La Mott
Inscription.  Originally called Camptown, this village was laid out at the close of the Civil War on the site of former Camp William Penn. The camp was a training station for Negro troops enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1863 to 1865.
Erected 1973 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 40° 3.887′ N, 75° 8.498′ W. Marker is in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Cheltenham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 309) and Keenan Street on Cheltenham Avenue. Three blocks west of York Avenue (PA 611). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1523 Cheltenham Ave, Elkins Park PA 19027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp William Penn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Camp William Penn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucretia C. Mott
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. ¾ mile away); In The Battle of Germantown (approx. ¾ mile away); A National Cemetery System (approx. ¾ mile away); Mexican-American War Monument (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheltenham Township.
Also see . . .  Historic Village of La Mott. (Submitted on December 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 23, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Apr. 19, 2021