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Hummelstown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Revolutionary War Gun Factory

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Revolutionary War Gun Factory Marker
Inscription. During the British occupation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s provisional government moved west and its official gun factory was established at Hummelstown. Secretly operating near here from 1777 to 1779, it mass-produced muskets and rifles for the Continental Army.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.911′ N, 76° 42.741′ W. Marker is in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on 226 W Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hummelstown PA 17036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 2.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. 3.6 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hershey (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Gun Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Revolutionary War Gun Factory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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