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

Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979)

 
 
Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979) Marker
Inscription.  Born and raised here, he rose to the rank of Four Star General, 1945. the Army's youngest Brig. Gen. In 1940; he became commander of European operations in World War II and had a key role in the liberation of France, 1944. Buried, Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 57.763′ N, 76° 44.496′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Roosevelt Ave., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 254 Roosevelt Ave, York PA 17403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Bench in Memory of Police Officer Henry C. Schaad (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Bench in Memory of Ms. Lillie Belle Allen (approx. ¼ mile away); 459 West Market Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); 455 West Market Street
Marker on porch of house. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Marker on porch of house.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Forry House (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. Allen Baer House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Jacob L. Devers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacob L. Devers papers submitted to Eisenhower Library. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Jacob L. Devers - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Jacob Loucks Devers at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Dever House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
3. Dever House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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