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Mechanicsburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Simpson Ferry Road

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
1. Simpson Ferry Road Marker
Inscription. Built about 1792. It extended from Michael Simpson's ferry on the Susquehanna to Carlisle, following, at this point, a course later known as Simpson St. Used by many persons traveling to western part of state.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.771′ N, 77° 0.081′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Simpson Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on Simpson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsburg PA 17055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frankenberger Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irving Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A. (approx. 1.5 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.6 miles away); Silver Spring Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sporting Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
 
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Simpson Ferry Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
2. Simpson Ferry Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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