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Drumore Township Illustrious Americans

 
 
Drumore Township Illustrious Americans Marker<br>(<i>Marker Legend - located at base of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2018
1. Drumore Township Illustrious Americans Marker
(Marker Legend - located at base of marker)
Inscription.
This marker perpetuates
the memories of four illustrious
Americans who were identified
with this part of Drumore Township.

Erected by
The Historical Commission of Pennsylvania
and the Lancaster County Historical Society.
1921

Side 1
Dr. David Ramsey
Historian - Surgeon - Patriot
Born 1 mile S.W - 1749
Continental Army surgeon
Friend of Washington
Constructive leader of Congress
Talented man of letters
The father of American History
He is best known for his
"American Revolution" "Life of Washington"
"History of America" and
"Universal History Americanized"
Practiced medicine and died 1815 at
Charleston, S.C.
Side 2
General John Steele
Born 3 miles N 1758, owner and
Resident of this farm.
Volunteer at 18
Captain at 19,
Colonel on Washington's Staff at 21
General
Wounded at Brandywine and Germantown
Penna. Legislature, House 1801,
Speaker of Senate 1806
Collector of Port Philada, 1808-25.
As commissioner to treat with warring
Tribes to him was addressed the
Famous speech of Logan the Indian Chief
Died 1827
Side 3
Col. Thomas Porter
Born 3 miles N - 1738
A pioneer spirit
of American Independence
Committee of Sixty 1774.
Organizer of 10 Lancaster County Companies
His failing health prevented
him from going into the ___
Died 1777

Side 4
Col. Archibald Steele
Born 3 miles N - 1742. Picturesque
in his ruggedness and ardor.
Walked to Boston at the call of
Bunker Hill
Leading 7 picked men he broke
Trail for the Montgomery Expedition
Against Quebec, where he fought
with distinction
Trailing an overloaded boat on
the retreat he contacted a chill
in the icy St. Lawrence
thereafter commissary.
Finally head of Philadelphia Army
Died 1833
Drumore Township Illustrious Americans (<i>front/street side of marker; top of legend visible</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2018
2. Drumore Township Illustrious Americans (front/street side of marker; top of legend visible)

 
Erected 1921 by Historical Commission of Pennsylvania & Lancaster County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 50.139′ N, 76° 9.061′ W. Marker is near Quarryville, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Robert Fulton Highway (U.S. 222) 0.1 miles west of Little Britain Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quarryville PA 17566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Fulton Birthplace (approx. 2.1 miles away); Big Cut, Big Fill (approx. 4.7 miles away); A Job on the A & S (approx. 5 miles away); A Stream for Steam (approx. 7 miles away); Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (approx. 8 miles away); Hopewell Historic District (approx. 8.1 miles away); William C. Sproul (approx. 8.2 miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry (approx. 9 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quarryville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
3. Ramsey, Steele, Porter, Steele Marker
Gen John Steele image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
4. Gen John Steele
Col. Archibald Steele image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
5. Col. Archibald Steele
Dr. David Ramsey image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
6. Dr. David Ramsey
Col. Thomas Porter image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
7. Col. Thomas Porter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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