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Caln Township near Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John G. Parke

 
 
John G. Parke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. John G. Parke Marker
Inscription.  Born in this vicinity on Sept. 22, 1827, the noted Army Engineer is remembered chiefly for having set the exact boundary between the Oregon Territory and Canada. His survey, begun in 1857, was halted by service in the Civil War and was not completed until 1869. He later became Supt. of West Point.
 
Erected 1968 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationExplorationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1936.
 
Location. 39° 59.294′ N, 75° 47.589′ W. Marker is near Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. It is in Caln Township. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway East and Veterans Drive, on the right when traveling west on Lincoln Highway East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Lincoln Hwy E, Coatesville PA 19320, 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. Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Peter Bezellon (approx. ¾ mile away); Whittier C. Atkinson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brandywine Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Brandywine Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charles Lukens Huston House Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coatesville.
 
Marker is near the entrance to the Coatesville Veteran's Hospital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Marker is near the entrance to the Coatesville Veteran's Hospital
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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