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Springfield Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

J. Edgar Thompson

(1808~1874)

 
 
J. Edgar Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 10, 2013
1. J. Edgar Thompson Marker
Inscription.  Here was born the first chief engineer, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1847~52, and its third president, 1852~74. He was responsible for construction of the main line, Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, and for the system’s expansion to the Mississippi River.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Pennsylvania Railroad 🚂 series lists.
 
Location. 39° 54.948′ N, 75° 20.239′ W. Marker is in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and East Thompson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Baltimore Pike. This marker is directly in front of a Wells Fargo Bank. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 880 Baltimore Pike, Springfield PA 19064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
J. Edgar Thompson Marker - Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 10, 2013
2. J. Edgar Thompson Marker - Roadside
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An Original Landscape (approx. one mile away); Benjamin West (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Swarthmore in the World War (approx. 1.2 miles away); Springfield Friends Meeting (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Slinky Toy (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. J. Edgar Thompson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Explore PA History - Behind the marker. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Edgar Thompson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
J. Edgar Thompson image. Click for full size.
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3. J. Edgar Thompson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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