“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Chambersburg Marker
Inscription. Settled 1734 by Benjamin Chambers, who laid out "Chambers Town" in 1764. Seat of Franklin County since 1784. Scene of Civil War events: Raided by "Jeb" Stuart, 1862; occupied by Confederates in 1863; and burned by them in 1864.
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 57.352′ N, 77° 38.705′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of US 11 and Roland Ave., on the right when traveling south on US 11. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Margaret Cochran Corbin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Campaign (about 600 feet away); Wilson College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Falling Spring Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph Winters (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Brown (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Franklin County Jail (approx. 1.4 miles away); King Street Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Borough of Chambersburg. Official Website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, September 5, 2009
2. Chambersburg Marker
Photo taken looking north on U.S. Route 11, Margaret Cochran Corbin marker is in a direct line north at the other end of the church property.
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
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 1,225 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.
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