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St. Thomas Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Armstrong

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2016
1. Joseph Armstrong Marker
Inscription.  Settled here on land applied for in 1737 and warranted 1752. Member of the Assembly 1750-55. Captain of militia 1755 and in Pennsylvania Regiment 1756-57. Died 1761. Home used in 1757 as a ranging station for troops in the French and Indian War and during Pontiac's War in 1763-64.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 57.78′ N, 77° 47.157′ W. Marker is in St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Apple Way and Coble road, on the right when traveling west on Apple Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2897 Coble Rd, Chambersburg PA 17202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort McCord (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort McCord (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Thomas Commemorates
Joseph Armstrong Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2016
2. Joseph Armstrong Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Wadell (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Waddell (approx. 4 miles away); Chambersburg (approx. 6.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass and John Brown (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Thomas Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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