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Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shippensburg

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Shippensburg Marker
Inscription. Founded 1730 by Edward Shippen. Second oldest town in the state west of the Susquehanna River. Important community on colonial frontier. Temporary seat of Cumberland Co., whose first courts were held here in 1750-51.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.561′ N, 77° 30.412′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of East King Street (US 11) and Walnut Bottom Road (PA 174) on East King Street (US 11). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Old Court House (approx. half a mile away); Fort Morris (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. mile away); One-Room Schoolhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forbes Road - Raystown Path (approx. 1.2 miles away); Braddock Expedition (approx. 1.3 miles away); This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Shippensburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Shippensburg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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