Newville in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Byers-Eckels House
When the Confederates occupied Newville in 1863, they stole the lead weights from the family's tall case clock, to be used in making ammunition. However, they missed the Byers family silver, pewter and woolen blankets, which had been buried in the rose garden. The property remained in the family for nearly 100 years. Anthony Byers's daughter Virginia married and Eckels, and she inherited the home after her parents died. Her son Deemer grew up here, and his family occupied the house until his wife, the former Becky Bricker, died in 1950.
Some of Newville's more interesting citizens have lived here. Among those during the late 19th and early 20th centuries were Virginia Byers Eckels Seitz, the first telegrapher in town, and her husband B. Frank Seitz, an actor, playwright, poet and resident eccentric known
Location. 40° 10.106′ N, 77° 24.057′ W. Marker is in Newville, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 West Spring Avenue, Newville PA 17241, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Presbyterian Church and Manse (a few steps from this marker); Newville Trolley (within shouting distance of this marker); State Police School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Spring Hotel (about 600 feet away); Newville War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First National Bank of Newville (approx. ¼ mile away); Big Spring Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Denning (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newville.
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