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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S.S. Maine Memorial

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898

This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine

In memoriam to Walter S. Sellers, pharmacist, who lost his life in the sinking of the Battleship Maine, Feb. 15, 1896.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.25′ N, 77° 39.678′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Philadelphia Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Lincoln Way. Touch for map. Marker is located on thewest side of the fountain at the center of Memorial Square. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War (here, next to this marker); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (here, next to this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County (here, next to this marker); French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 (here, next to
Marker at Memorial Square image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Marker at Memorial Square
this marker); War Between the States (here, next to this marker); Finding Your Way (a few steps from this marker); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (a few steps from this marker); Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. About 1,000 of these markers were made and distributed throughout the country.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Maine - Department of the Navy. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Remember the Maine. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Marker in Chambersburg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Marker in Chambersburg
Several markers are found at this location. The U.S.S. Maine Memorial marker is the closer one depicted here.
Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
4. Memorial Fountain
U.S.S. Maine Memorial marker is located near the memorial fountain at the center of Memorial Square. It is one of the tablets that honor Franklin County citizens who served in U.S. wars.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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