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James A. Bland

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. James A. Bland Marker
Inscription. Buried in this cemetery is the famous minstrel, composer of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and many other songs. Born on Long Island in 1854, he traveled widely but died in obscurity at Philadelphia in 1911.
 
Erected 1961 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.005′ N, 75° 14.575′ W. Marker is in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Bryn Mawr Ave and W Rock Hill Rd on Bryn Mawr Ave. Touch for map. The marker is at the entrance to Merion Memorial Park Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Bala Cynwyd PA 19004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Dickinson (approx. mile away); Early Tavern (approx. mile away); Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Merion Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Merion Friends Meeting (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington's Army Encampment (approx. 0.8 miles away); Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad (approx. 2 miles away); Kelpius Community (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  James A. Bland - Blackpast.org. (Submitted on July 1, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
James A. Bland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. James A. Bland Marker

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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