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

Graceanna Lewis

(1821-1912)

 
 
Graceanna Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
1. Graceanna Lewis Marker
Inscription. An early female scientist considered one of the best educated female naturalists of her day, Lewis dedicated her life to the study of botany and zoology. She exhibited her Chart of the Animal Kingdom at the Centennial Exposition in 1876, and won awards for her natural science drawings at the Columbian and Louisiana Purchase Expositions. A Quaker abolitionist, she was active in Underground Railroad activities at her family’s farm nearby.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 7.846′ N, 75° 34.453′ W. Marker is in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Kimberton Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2123 Kimberton Rd., Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley Forge General Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away); Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (approx. 3 miles away); Phoenix Iron & Steel Company (approx. 3 miles away); Phoenix Iron Company (approx. 3.1 miles away); Phoenixville War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Phoenixville Vietnam War Memorial
Graceanna Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
2. Graceanna Lewis Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); American Legion Post 482 War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Griffen Cannon and Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenixville.
 
Also see . . .  Graceanna Lewis ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 12, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationScience & Medicine
 
Graceanna Lewis c. 1899 image. Click for full size.
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3. Graceanna Lewis c. 1899
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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