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Near West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless

 

—Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 2011 —

 
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
1. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker
Inscription.
Birthplace
of
Isaac Sharpless
1848 — 1920

Educator
Quaker Leader
Devoted Citizen
Mathematician-Astronomer-Historian
President of Haverford College
1887 – 1917

 
Erected 1930 by Friends Historical Association, The Alumni of Haverford College, Old Scholars of Westtown School, and The Chester County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 55.122′ N, 75° 36.388′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on South Birmingham Road 0.1 miles north of Lambourne Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osborne Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Osborne's Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. ¾ mile away); Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Peace Garden at Birmingham (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Friends School at Birmingham Meeting House (approx.
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker ~ Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 3, 2014
2. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker ~ Roadside
The new homeowner has removed the shrubs that at one time blocked the view of this marker
1.1 miles away); Birmingham Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); On This Native Stone (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
More about this marker. Marker is partly obscured by a boxwood bush.
 
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Sharpless - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Westtown School - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Haverford College - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. Sharpless Homestead - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
3. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
4. Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless Marker
Sharpless House (Walker House) image. Click for full size.
By Ned Goode, April 24, 1962
5. Sharpless House (Walker House)
Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS PA,15-BIRM.V,2-]
Sharpless ~ Walker House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 3, 2014
6. Sharpless ~ Walker House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on January 5, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 3, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   6. submitted on April 3, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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