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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lafayette College Founding

 
 
Lafayette College Founding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Lafayette College Founding Marker
Inscription. At White's Hotel near here, on Dec. 27, 1824, local citizens gathered to found Lafayette College. One of their leaders, James Madison Porter, had recently met Lafayette during the French general's well-received American tour of 1824-25, that revived widespread patriotic sentiments about American independence. The College is one of the principal US memorials to this statesman and military leader instrumental in our nation's birth.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission.
 
Location. 40° 41.495′ N, 75° 12.519′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Centre Square (Pennsylvania Route 248) and North 3rd Street on Centre Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Centre Square, Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Declaration of Independence in Easton (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Easton and Northampton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Peace Treaties (within
Wide view of the Lafayette College Founding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Lafayette College Founding Marker
Standing behind the marker is the building which housed White's Hotel, where Lafayette College was first planned
shouting distance of this marker); Northampton Countyís First Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sullivanís March (within shouting distance of this marker); First Reformed Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Phillippe (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Categories. EducationNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
The campus of Lafayette College , on College Hill, above downtown Easton image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
3. The campus of Lafayette College , on College Hill, above downtown Easton
as viewed from the Easton Centre Square
Lafayette Arch image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
4. Lafayette Arch
The entrance to Lafayette College, from downtown Easton, located at the base of College Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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