Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jane Grey Swisshelm Childhood Home
Jane Grey Swisshelm
Pittsburgh's first newspaper woman secured passage of state law April 11, 1848 enabling married women to hold and sell property
A woman of great moral courage and love for humanity,
A friend of the oppressed and devoted war nurse.
Born in Pittsburgh - This location marks the site of her childhood home
Erected 1934 by The Women's Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1848.
Location. 40° 26.504′ N, 79° 59.898′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Sixth Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Smithfield Street, on the right when traveling west. Located at the Heinz 57 Center on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); The Duquesne ClubThe Granite Building (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mellon Square (about 300 feet away); Oliver Avenue (about 400 feet away); Founding Convention of the AFL (about 500 feet away); McClurg Iron Foundry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
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Also see . . . Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.