Colonel George Whitﬁeld Scranton
of East Guilford, Connecticut, located in the Lackawanna Valley A.D. 1840, and became the leading spirit in the inauguration and development of the great industries that have built up the City of Scranton. He was twice elected to Congress from this district, and until the close of his life, was prominent in the important enterprises for advancing the interests of this community.
Kind hearted and benevolent, genial and true in his relations to his fellow men. A man of noble purpose and high Christian character, he was called to his reward in the midst of his usefulness. Loved and mourned by all who knew him.
Erected by his family and friends.
Location. 41° 25.69′ N, 75° 37.629′ W. Marker is in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Touch for map. Monument is in Dunmore Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Church Street, Scranton PA 18512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reinterred Remains from St. John's Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Patrick Casey (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rev. Jacob M. Koehler (approx. ¾ mile away); Anthracite Mine Disaster
Regarding Colonel George Whitfield Scranton. "Colonel" is a sobriquet of deference commonly used in the 19th century with men of social and political stature. Scranton did not hold the military rank.
Also see . . .
1. George Whitfield Scranton Congressional Bio. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George W. Scranton at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.