Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Brown Raid
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 50.41′ N, 77° 32.654′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (Route 233) and Slabtown Road on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain John E. Cook (here, next to this marker); Ralph Elwood Brock (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania State Forest Academy (here, next to this marker); George H. Wirt (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penn State Mont Alto Campus Conklin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chestnut Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Snow Hill Cloister (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mont Alto.
Regarding John Brown Raid. John Brown (1800–1859) was the first white American abolitionist to advocate and practice insurrection as a means to the abolition of slavery. He was tried for treason in Virginia and hanged, but he was considered a hero by millions of Americans at the time.
Also see . . .
1. John Brown’s Raid. written by Jed. Hotchkiss from his The Confederate Military History, Volume 3, Chapter II. (Submitted on May 8, 2007.)
2. John Brown the Abolitionist:--A Biographer’s Blog. (Submitted on May 8, 2007.)
3. John Brown Raid - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Additional keywords. Captain John E. Cook, John Brown’s Army of Liberation
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,283 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.