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Near Norristown in Montogomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Schrack’s Corner

 

—Norristown, Pennsylvania —

 
Schrack’s Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 6, 2017
1. Schrack’s Corner Marker
Inscription. The land between Betzwood and Schrack’s corner was inherited by the Schrack children from their mother, Mary Elizabeth Norris Schrack, a lineal descendant of the celebrated Quaker Family. Her father Charles Norris, grandson of Isaac Norris, had no male issue. The Norris Manor, which encompassed at one time all of Norristown and surrounding land as far as Betzwood, was purchased from the son of William Penn in 1704. Schrack’s corner had a mercantile business run by the Schrack family. Dr. John Schrack had a lucrative practice there as well. The Schrack Family is of the Protestant German emigration of 1717.
 
Location. 40° 7.843′ N, 75° 24.137′ W. Marker is near Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montogomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Egypt Road and South Trooper Road (Pennsylvania Route 363), on the right when traveling east on Egypt Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2610 Egypt Road, Norristown PA 19403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rittenhouse Farm (approx. one mile away); West Norriton Township World War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Soldiers of Washington's Army (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ira Allen
Schrack’s Corner Marker Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 6, 2017
2. Schrack’s Corner Marker Roadside
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Mill Grove (approx. 1.9 miles away); Timothy Matlack (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hartranft Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hancock the Superb (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norristown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Norristown, PA ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 22, 2017, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Isaac Norris ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 22, 2017, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Schrack’s Corner in 1950 image. Click for full size.
Montgomery County Historical Society
3. Schrack’s Corner in 1950
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2017, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 131 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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