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

Chambersburg

 
 
Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Chambersburg Marker
Inscription.  Settled 1734 by Benjamin Chambers, who laid out "Chambers Town" in 1764. Seat of Franklin County since 1784. Scene of Civil War events: Raided by "Jeb" Stuart, 1862; occupied by Confederates in 1863; and burned by them in 1864.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1734.
 
Location. 39° 57.352′ N, 77° 38.705′ W. Marker is near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. It is in Greene Township. Marker is at the intersection of Philadelphia Avenue (U.S. 11) and Roland Ave., on the right when traveling south on Philadelphia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1721 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Margaret Cochran Corbin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Campaign
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(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Chambersburg (about 700 feet away); Wilson College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hannah Patterson (approx. ¾ mile away); Falling Spring Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph Winters (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Brown (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Borough of Chambersburg. Official Website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, September 5, 2009
2. Chambersburg Marker
Photo taken looking north on U.S. Route 11, Margaret Cochran Corbin marker is in a direct line north at the other end of the church property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,560 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.

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