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

Humphry Marshall

(1722~1801)

 
 
Humphry Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 21, 2015
1. Humphry Marshall Marker
Inscription. One of the first nurserymen in the nation and the author of the first book on North American trees and shrubs. Arbustum Americanum: The American Grove. Marshall is known as the Father of American Dendrology. He regularly supplied native American plants to prominent Europeans eager to learn about species new to them. His plants graced the gardens of England's King George III and King Louis XVI of France. He built and lived in this house.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.002′ N, 75° 40.847′ W. Marker is in Marshalton, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Strasburg Road and Northbrook Road, on the right when traveling west on Strasburg Road. 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 walking distance of this marker. The Home and Arboretum of Humphry Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Martins Tavern and The Battle of Brandywine (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin's Tavern or Center House (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphrey Marshall
Humphry Marshall Home image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
2. Humphry Marshall Home
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tavern Fare (within shouting distance of this marker); Court of Quarter Sessions (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshalton Inn (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marshallton Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
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Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryNotable Persons
 
Humphry Marshall Barn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
3. Humphry Marshall Barn
Humphry Marshall Marker - Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 21, 2015
4. Humphry Marshall Marker - Roadside
Home of Humphry Marshall image. Click for full size.
By ~ Public Domain ~
5. Home of Humphry Marshall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5. submitted on March 30, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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