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Rushville in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marcus Whitman

 
 
Marcus Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 4, 2012
1. Marcus Whitman Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer missionary patriot colonizer in Oregon Ter. Born here Sept. 4, 1802
 
Erected 1955 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1936.
 
Location. 42° 45.752′ N, 77° 13.646′ W. Marker is in Rushville, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (New York State Route 247) and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rushville NY 14544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overackers Corners School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Middlesex Center Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Train Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Gorham Mill (approx. 5.4 miles away); Vine Valley Methodist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); General Store (approx. 5.7 miles away); Squaw Island (approx. 7.9 miles away); Boathouse History (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Marcus Whitman.
Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 4, 2012
2. Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing South
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The local school district is named after Marcus Whitman. Marcus' wife Narcissus is missing from this, or any marker I've found. These missionaries to Oregon did use the Oregon Trail to get to their mission. Unfortunately, a smallpox epidemic the Whitmans failed to successfully cure led to their massacre by the local Native Americans.
 
Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 4, 2012
3. Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022