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Douglassville in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Douglass Family

 
 
The Douglass Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. The Douglass Family Marker
Inscription.
Wealthy and influential colonial settlers.
George Douglass built his family mansion here
and also the White Horse Tavern in 1765.
This stage coach stop was of historical
importance during the Revolutionary War.
Douglassville was named for him.

In Memory of
George Douglass
who was born 25th February 1726
and departed this Life, 10th March 1799
Aged 73 Years and 13 Days.

 
Location. 40° 15.439′ N, 75° 43.745′ W. Marker is in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Touch for map. Marker is on George Douglass's grave slab in St. Gabriel's church cemetery, about 50 feet southwest of the stone church (c.1801). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1188 Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. Route 422), Douglassville PA 19518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bird, Esq. (a few steps from this marker); St. Gabriels (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Sadowski (within shouting distance of this marker); James Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Anthony Sadowski
The Douglass Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. The Douglass Family Marker
On the George Douglass grave slab.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Swedish Pioneers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thomas Rutter (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglassville.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Douglass and His Mansion. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. St. Gabriel's Church Cemetery. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. George Douglass at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraGovernmentHeroesIndustry & CommerceLandmarksMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Douglass Family Grave Plot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Douglass Family Grave Plot and Marker
The Douglass Family Grave Plot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
4. The Douglass Family Grave Plot and Marker
St. Gabriel's Church (c.1801) in background (US 422 on far side of church).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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