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Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shippensburg

 
 
Shippensburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2016
1. Shippensburg Marker
Inscription.  
Settled about 1733
Laid out by and named for Edward Shippen
•1703-1781•
Merchant
Mayor of Philadelphia
Later a resident of Lancaster
Paymaster in the Forbes Expedition
A founder and trustee of Princeton University
Grandson of Edward Shippen
•1639-1712•
Who was the host of William Penn
Mayor and Merchant of Philadelphia
Speaker of the Assembly
President of the Provincial council
And Chief Justice of Pennsylvania

 
Erected 1925 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, The Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II, Philadelphia, The Elise Willing Balch Memorial Fund.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 40° 3.123′ N, 77° 31.019′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection
Shippensburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2016
2. Shippensburg Marker
of East King Street (U.S. 11) and North Prince Street, on the right. Mounted to the front of the former Vigilant Hose Co. #1 Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. These Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Who Lie Buried Here (a few steps from this marker); This tablet is placed (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lifeline of the Valley: The Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Rebel Headquarters in Shippensburg, June 24-27, 1863 (approx. ¼ mile away); Occupation of Shippensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); White-Washed in the Nick of Time: The Union (Sherman House) Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); On this hill stood Fort Morris (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob Agle (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 372 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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