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

Joseph Winters

(c.1816-1916)

 
 
Joseph Winters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Joseph Winters Marker
Inscription. African American inventor who secured a U.S. patent for the first fire escape ladder and hose conductor in 1878. In 1879 Winters was issued a second U.S. patent for improvements to the original invention. Winters was active in the Underground Railroad. He resided in Chambersburg.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.356′ N, 77° 39.519′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on N. Second Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 N. Second Street, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Franklin County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); King Street Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Falling Spring Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burning of Chambersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin County (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg
Joseph Winters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, September 5, 2009
2. Joseph Winters Marker
Photo taken looking north on N. Second Street.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Marker is next to the Headquarters Station of the Chambersburg Fire Department. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Marker is next to the Headquarters Station of the Chambersburg Fire Department.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,105 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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