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Near Volant in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Neshannock Potato

 
 
Neshannock Potato Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 30, 2011
1. Neshannock Potato Marker
Inscription. The once widely-known and choice variety originated just west of here, on a farm occupied by John Gilkey, 1798-1826. A brother, James, was fellow-worker. Their potato was also called Mercer or Gilkey.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 6.7′ N, 80° 13.033′ W. Marker is near Volant, Pennsylvania, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Perry Highway (U.S. 19) and Shaw Road (County Route 1004), on the right when traveling south on Perry Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Volant PA 16156, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnston Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); Westminster College (approx. 6.1 miles away); East Diamond (approx. 6.1 miles away); West Diamond (approx. 6.2 miles away); Cunningham Memorial Park (approx. 7 miles away); The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School (approx. 8.1 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 8.1 miles away); Mercer County (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Neshannock Potato. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program
Neshannock Potato Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 30, 2011
2. Neshannock Potato Marker
. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission website (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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