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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chambersburg

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 14, 2016
1. Chambersburg Marker
Inscription. Settled 1734 by Benjamin Chambers, who laid out "Chambers Town" in 1764. Seat of Franklin County since 1784. Scene of Civil War events: Raided by "Jeb" Stuart, 1862; occupied by Confederates in 1863; and burned by them in 1864.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.217′ N, 77° 40.503′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and Eastland Drive, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Douglass and John Brown (approx. half a mile away); First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Philip Berlin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Chambers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Founding Family Memorial Statue (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Chambers (approx. 0.7 miles away); This Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 14, 2016
2. Chambersburg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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