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

Gen. Andrew Porter

 
 
Gen. Andrew Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. Gen. Andrew Porter Marker
Inscription.
Revolutionary War officer; surveyor of western and northern State boundaries, 1784-87; Surveyor-General, 1809-13. Born near here, 1743; died at Harrisburg, 1813. His home, "Selma," is marked a block distant.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 7.355′ N, 75° 21.637′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Selma Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norristown PA 19401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Selma (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hancock the Superb (approx. mile away); Hartranft Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Norriton Township World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); September 11 2001 (approx. one mile away); David Rittenhouse (approx. one mile away); Military Order of the Purple Heart (approx. one mile away); Montgomery County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norristown.
 
Also see . . .  Andrew Porter. (Submitted on December 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Gen. Andrew Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
2. Gen. Andrew Porter Marker
Looking southeast, with Main Street at extreme right of photo.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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