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

French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812

Soldiers of Franklin County

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.
French and Indian War     1755-1758

In this war there were so far as can be determined two or three organized companies of Associators within the present limits of the county, who took part in the several campaigns to the West, in suppression of Indian incursions.

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Revolutionary War     1775-1783

There were so far as records are available, 8 companies of Continental or Regular Troops, and 17 companies of militia, who responded to the call within the present limits of Franklin Co., in the War with Great Britain for our independence.

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War of 1812-1815

Thirteen companies of approximately 900 men are known to have been enrolled from this county.

 
Location. 39° 56.252′ N, 77° 39.674′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 11) and Lincoln Way (U.S. 30), in the median on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located near Memorial 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. War Between the States (here, next to this marker); Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War
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By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Marker in Chambersburg
(here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (a few steps from this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County (a few steps from this marker); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (a few steps from this marker); Finding Your Way (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.
 
Categories. War of 1812War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 Marker
Memorial Fountain at the center of Memorial Square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The marker can be seen to the right of the fountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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