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Waynesboro in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Wallace, Jr.

 
 
John Wallace, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. John Wallace, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Laid out the present town in 1797 and named it Waynesburg in honor of General Anthony Wayne. In 1831, name changed to Waynesboro. Stone portion of the Wallace house still stands about 200 yards southeast of here.
 
Erected 1955 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 39° 45.051′ N, 77° 34.095′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Main and Enterprise St., on the right when traveling east on E. Main. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro PA 17268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nearby On This Tract of Land Called Mount Vernon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Log Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cupola – Waynesboro’s Crown Jewel
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); To All Veterans (approx. half a mile away); Summer Kitchen (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bee Hive Bake Oven (approx. 0.6 miles away); Royer-Nicodemus House and Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Thank You
As a decendent of John Wallace, Jr. it was a thrill to see the marker. Thank You.
    — Submitted April 19, 2009, by Donald Charles Wallace of Roseville, Michigan.
 
John Wallace, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 14, 2016
2. John Wallace, Jr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 14, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
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