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Montrose in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Homestead Bill of 1862

 
 
Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
1. Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker
Inscription.

This boulder from the farm of
Hon. Galusha A. Grow
Glenwood Pennsylvania
commemorates his
Homestead Bill of 1862.
The near-by elm grew on
the first homestead taken
under this act. It was
brought here by the
first homesteader
Daniel Freeman of
Beatrice Nebraska
at the time of the ovation
given Mr. Grow by the people
of Susquehanna County
June 9, 1903.

 
Erected 1915 by Montrose Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 50.037′ N, 75° 52.605′ W. Marker is in Montrose, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Lake Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Monument Square, Montrose PA 18801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna County (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna County Courthouse, First Jail, and Second Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial
Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
2. Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Borthwick (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sylvanus Mulford House (about 700 feet away); Galusha Grow (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montrose.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Homestead Act of 1862. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Homestead Act of 1862. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Homestead National Monument of America. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Galusha Grow Congressional Bio. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
3. Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm
It is unclear if the tree is the elm planted in 1903
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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