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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Presidential Convention

 
 
Presidential Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Presidential Convention Marker
Inscription.  The Whig Convention of Dec. 1839 met in this church and nominated Wm. Henry Harrison for president, John Tyler for vice-president. Popularized as "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too", they were elected, 1840.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, the Former U.S. Presidents: #10 John Tyler, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 40° 15.692′ N, 76° 52.74′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north. 15 S. Fourth Street at Zion Lutheran Church. 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. Old Pennsylvania Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 333 Market Street (about
Zion Lutheran Church - site of the convention. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. Zion Lutheran Church - site of the convention.
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300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maurice K. Goddard (about 300 feet away); Mulberry Street Bridge (about 400 feet away); 22 South 3rd Street (about 500 feet away); Old Salem Church (about 500 feet away); Lochiel Hotel and Colonial Theater (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Zion Lutheran Church
 
 
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 1,417 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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