West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1943.
Location. 39° 57.92′ N, 75° 36.304′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on North Matlack Street, on the right when traveling north. This marker is on the edge of a park, next to steps that take you from the sidewalk to the grass lawn of the park. East Lafayette Street meets Matlack Street a few steps away. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 97th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall Square Park (within shouting distance Marquis De LaFayette (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simon Barnard Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Townsend House (approx. 0.2 miles away); G. Raymond Rettew (approx. ¼ mile away); Woman's Rights Convention of 1852 (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph T. Rothrock (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
More about this marker. This is not the original location of this marker. It was moved 1 block west. Troops did parade in this park, this marker is most likely the approximate position of the Generals viewing stand.
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Also see . . .
1. PA Explore History. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Marquis de Lafayette - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
1. General Lafayette -
On June 13, 1777, the nineteen-year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, to fight alongside the Americans in their struggle for independence. Lafayette brought with him a commission as a major general, which he had received from the American delegation in Paris the previous December, and a firm belief in the “rights
— Submitted December 7, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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