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

T. Morris Chester

T. Morris Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. T. Morris Chester Marker
Inscription.  Journalist, educator, lawyer. Born here, 1834. Taught in Liberia, 1857-61. Recruited Black soldiers in Civil War; noted as war correspondent. In Europe for freedmen's aid; was admitted to the English bar in 1870. Held major posts in Louisiana, 1873-83. Died nearby, 1892.
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 40° 15.651′ N, 76° 52.84′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on E. Market Street, on the left when traveling east. Near Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Morris Chester (here, next to this marker); Kunkel Building (a few steps from this marker); Lochiel Hotel and Colonial Theater
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(a few steps from this marker); Strawberry Square Phase II (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Dauphin County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); 22 South 3rd Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dauphin Deposit Bank Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,966 times since then and 97 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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