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Birmingham Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless

 

— Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 2011 —

 
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
1. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker
Inscription.  
Birthplace
of
Isaac Sharpless
1848 — 1920

Educator
Quaker Leader
Devoted Citizen
Mathematician-Astronomer-Historian
President of Haverford College
1887 – 1917

 
Erected 1930 by Friends Historical Association, The Alumni of Haverford College, Old Scholars of Westtown School, and The Chester County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 39° 55.122′ N, 75° 36.388′ W. Marker is in Birmingham Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Birmingham Road 0.1 miles north of Lambourne Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1045 Birmingham Rd, West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osborne Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Osborne's Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Brandywine
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker ~ Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 3, 2014
2. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker ~ Roadside
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Peace Garden at Birmingham (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Friends School at Birmingham Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birmingham Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); On This Native Stone (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham Township.
 
More about this marker. Marker is partly obscured by a boxwood bush.
 
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Sharpless - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Westtown School - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Haverford College - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. Sharpless Homestead - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
3. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
4. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker
Sharpless House (Walker House) image. Click for full size.
By Ned Goode, April 24, 1962
5. Sharpless House (Walker House)
Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS PA,15-BIRM.V,2-]
Sharpless ~ Walker House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 3, 2014
6. Sharpless ~ Walker House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 5, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 3, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   6. submitted on April 3, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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