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

Patrick Gass

(1771 - 1870)

 
 
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Patrick Gass Marker
Inscription.  Enlisted by Meriwether Lewis as a private in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 - 1806; selected as a Sergeant in August, 1804. His carpentry and soldiering skills earned written commendation from Lewis. Gass later published his diaries of the Expedition. A veteran of the War of 1812 and Battle of Lundy's Lane, Ontario, Gass was born and resided here until age ten.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicExplorationWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 39° 55.793′ N, 77° 37.774′ W. Marker is near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. It is in Guilford Township. Marker is on Franklin Farm Lane, on the left when traveling north. Marker is behind the Extension Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Franklin Farm Ln, Chambersburg PA 17202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); Chambersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Messersmith's Woods (approx. 0.8 miles away); Franklin County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chambersburg Market House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Brown (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sergeant Patrick Gass. (Submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Patrick Gass - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Patrick Gass at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Patrick Gass Marker and Extension Office Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. Patrick Gass Marker and Extension Office Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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