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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mifflintown in Juniata County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

John Harris

In Memory Of

John Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
1. John Harris Marker

Founder of Mifflintown
Born 1723 Donegal, Ireland
Died 1794 Mifflintown, Pa.
Donor of the plot on which
this courthouse now stands.
He and his wife Jane are buried
in the Presbyterian Cemetery
which he also donated to the town

Erected 1967 by Juniata County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1723.
Location. 40° 34.211′ N, 77° 23.809′ W. Marker is in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, in Juniata County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street (Pennsylvania Route 35), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is on the west grounds of the Juniata County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mifflintown PA 17059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Juniata County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Juniata County (within shouting distance of this marker); Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery World War Memorial Avenue of Trees
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuscarora Path (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Bigham (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mexico (approx. 3.3 miles away); Walker Township Veterans Memorial Honor Roll (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mifflintown.
Also see . . .  History of Mifflintown Borough PA. (Submitted on March 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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May. 27, 2022