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

Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764

 
 
Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 Marker
Inscription.
Burned by rebel cavalry July 30, A.D. 1864
Destroyed
Buildings 537
Value of Real Estate $713,294.34
Value of Personal Property $915,137.24

 
Location. 39° 56.244′ N, 77° 39.668′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of US 30 and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on US 30. Touch for map. Monument is on the southeast corner of the square. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Finding Your Way ( a few steps from this marker); War Between the States ( a few steps from this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County ( a few steps from this marker); French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 ( a few steps from this marker); Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War ( a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial ( a few steps from this marker); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict ( a few steps from this marker); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg ( a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Categories. Notable EventsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 Marker
Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Chambersburg Marker
<i> Monument Commemorating Burning of Chambersburg, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Chambersburg News Agncy, circa 1925
4. Monument Commemorating Burning of Chambersburg, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on December 31, 2014.
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