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Lewisburg in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eli Slifer

 
 
Eli Slifer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 20, 2015
1. Eli Slifer Marker
Inscription.

Home, 1861-1888, of Civil War Secretary of the Commonwealth, who as assistant to Governor Andrew Curtin had leading role in mobilizing State's men and resources for war. Elected State Assemblyman, State Treasurer. Born 1818, died 1888. House is now office of Evangelical Home.
 
Erected 1968 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 58.565′ N, 76° 53.262′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is on Westbranch Highway (U.S. 15) 0.2 miles north of William Penn Drive (County Route 1018), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7055 Westbranch Highway, Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catholic Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal (approx. mile away); Daniel F. Green (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Tasker H. Bliss (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bucknell University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ludwig Derr (approx. 1.1 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
More about this marker.

Eli Slifer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 20, 2015
2. Eli Slifer Marker
Looking north along US Route 15
The marker was noted missing on June 4, 2011 by Paul Crumlish. The 2015 photos show that the marker was repaired and returned to its original location.
 
Regarding Eli Slifer. According to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: "The Slifer House, formerly headquarters of the Evangelical Home, is now a period museum run by the Albright Care Services."
 
Also see . . .
1. Albright Care Services: Slifer House. The Slifer House Museum is a grand Victorian mansion built by Eli Slifer as a "country estate" for his family. (Submitted on June 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Eli Slifer - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Eli Slifer Marker Repair Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 20, 2015
3. Eli Slifer Marker Repair Detail
Eli Slifer Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
4. Eli Slifer Marker Location
Photo taken while missing
Slifer House (1860) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
5. Slifer House (1860)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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