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Near Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Johnston House

 
 
Johnston House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
1. Johnston House Marker
Inscription.  William F. Johnston, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1848-1852, was born near here, 1808. This house, built by his father, 1815, was his boyhood home. Known as Kingston House, it has been cited as a fine example of colonial style.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 40° 17.499′ N, 79° 20.526′ W. Marker is near Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and Kingston Road (Pennsylvania Route 217), on the left when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Marker is located near the intersection of US 30 & PA 217, marker and house can only be reached traveling east on US 30. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Johnston House at Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur Saint Clair
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Saint Clair Hollow (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Youngstown (approx. 1.4 miles away); Latrobe Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Second Ward School and Bell (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .  William Freame Johnston at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Johnston House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
2. Johnston House Marker
Johnston House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
3. Johnston House Marker
The marker has moved across (eastbound) Lincoln Highway nearer to the Johnston House. Its new location is: 40.291546, -79.342135.
William F. Johnston image. Click for full size.
Photographed By England & Gunn, circa 1850
4. William F. Johnston
11th Governor of Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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