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

Nearby On This Tract of Land Called Mount Vernon

 
 
Nearby on this tract of land called Mount Vernon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Nearby on this tract of land called Mount Vernon Marker
Inscription.
Stood the home of Colonial Patriot
John Wallace, Junior
February 15, 1755 - May 1811
Founder
of
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania - 1797
The town laid out in 1797 was named Waynesburg until 1831.
The plot included the original "settlement" which came to be
called Wallacetown in honor of John Wallace, Senior (1707-1777)
Scottish pioneer who settled here in 1740.

 
Erected 1976 by The Historical Commemorative Society of Waynesboro.
 
Location. 39° 44.927′ N, 77° 34.153′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E. 2nd Street and Enterprise Ave., on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the park. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro PA 17268, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cupola – Waynesboro’s Crown Jewel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wallace, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Log Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Henry Harbaugh
Marker is attached to this rock. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. Marker is attached to this rock.
(approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dr. Henry Harbaugh (approx. 2.9 miles away); Snow Hill Cloister (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Trolley Line (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
Center of park where marker is located. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Center of park where marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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