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Captain Philo McGiffin

 
 
Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
1. Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker
Inscription. Born December 13, 1860, on this site. Graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Went to China in 1885, built up and trained its Navy. September 17, 1894, it fought the Japanese to a draw in a naval battle at Yalu River. McGiffin died in 1897 from his injuries.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 10.244′ N, 80° 14.733′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 18) and Beau Street (Pennsylvania Route 136), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County (within shouting distance of this marker); "Declaration & Address" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Whiskey Rebellion (about 700 feet away); Washington and Jefferson College (about 800 feet away); The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (about 800 feet away); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Globe Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
2. Capt. Philo McGiffin Marker

1. Battle of the Yalu. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Captain Philo Norton McGiffin. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Philo Norton McGiffin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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