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Near Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Johnston House

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
1. Johnston House Marker
Inscription. William F. Johnston, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1848-1852, was born near here, 1808. This house, built by his father, 1815, was his boyhood home. Known as Kingston House, it has been cited as a fine example of colonial style.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 17.499′ N, 79° 20.526′ W. Marker is near Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and Kingston Road (Pennsylvania Route 217), on the left when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located near the intersection of US 30 & PA 217, marker and house can only be reached traveling east on US 30. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Johnson House at Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur Saint Clair (approx. 1.2 miles away); Saint Clair Hollow (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fred McFeely Rogers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Twelve Mile Camp (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Banana Split
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
2. Johnston House Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); William Findley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S. B. (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .  William Freame Johnston at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Johnston House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
3. Johnston House Marker
The marker has moved across (eastbound) Lincoln Highway nearer to the Johnston House. Its new location is: 40.291546, -79.342135.
William F. Johnston image. Click for full size.
By England & Gunn, circa 1850
4. William F. Johnston
11th Governor of Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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