Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862. Speaker of the House 1861-63. Returned to Congress 1893-1903. Educated at Franklin Academy, Harford, and buried in this cemetery.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 46.799′ N, 75° 42.077′ W. Marker is in Harford, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 547) and School Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Harford Cemetery, Harford PA 18823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harford, Penna. (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Original Congregational Bell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers Orphan School (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Galusha Grow (approx.
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Also see . . .
1. Galusha Grow Congressional Bio. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About the Homestead Act. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.