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Rushville in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marcus Whitman

 
 
Marcus Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 4, 2012
1. Marcus Whitman Marker
Inscription. Pioneer missionary patriot colonizer in Oregon Ter. Born here Sept. 4, 1802
 
Erected 1955 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 45.752′ N, 77° 13.646′ W. Marker is in Rushville, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (New York State Route 247) and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rushville NY 14544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Squaw Island (approx. 7.9 miles away); Boathouse History (approx. 7.9 miles away); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 (approx. 8.2 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); City of Canandaigua (approx. 8.9 miles away); Historic Canandaigua Public Square (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Last General Council of the United States (approx. 9.1 miles away); 200 Years of Peace and Friendship (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Marcus Whitman. The local school district is named after Marcus Whitman. Marcus' wife Narcissus is missing from this, or any marker I've found. These missionaries
Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing South image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 4, 2012
2. Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing South
to Oregon did use the Oregon Trail to get to their mission. Unfortunately, a smallpox epidemic the Whitmans failed to successfully cure led to their massacre by the local Native Americans.
 
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Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing North image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 4, 2012
3. Marcus Whitman Marker as seen facing North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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