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Edward Acheson

 
 
Edward Acheson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Edward Acheson Marker
Inscription. The eminent American chemist was born in this house with the round corner, 1856. Was awarded many medals for his invention of carborundum, artificial graphite, and other valuable products of the electric furnace.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 10.071′ N, 80° 14.702′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on West Maiden Street (U.S. 40) near South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 18), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bradford House (within shouting distance of this marker); Globe Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whiskey Rebellion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Declaration & Address" (about 400 feet away); LeMoyne House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edward Acheson - Carborundum. A brief biography. (Submitted on April 16, 2006.) 

2. Edward Goodrich Acheson. One of 12 chemists profiled by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in
Edward Acheson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Edward Acheson Marker
Marker is in the shadows, next to the door with the round canopy on the right side of the building, to the left of the bare tree.
Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of the Chemical Sciences under the category of Electrochemistry. (Submitted on April 16, 2006.) 

3. Edward Acheson - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Edward Goodrich Acheson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,711 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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