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

John Brown

 
 
John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. John Brown Marker
Inscription.  Boarded in this house for a while in the summer of 1859 under the name of "Smith". While in Chambersburg, he secretly received firearms and ammunition. Later in 1859k Brown led a raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.327′ N, 77° 39.499′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on E. King Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 E King Street, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Franklin County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Winters (within shouting distance of this marker); King Street Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Burning of Chambersburg (about 800 feet away, measured
House where John Brown boarded. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. House where John Brown boarded.
in a direct line); Franklin County (about 800 feet away); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Finding Your Way (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brown - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. John Brown at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,604 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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