Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Laid out by and named for Edward Shippen
Mayor of Philadelphia
Later a resident of Lancaster
Paymaster in the Forbes Expedition
A founder and trustee of Princeton University
Grandson of Edward Shippen
Who was the host of William Penn
Mayor and Merchant of Philadelphia
Speaker of the Assembly
President of the Provincial council
And Chief Justice of Pennsylvania
Erected 1925 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, The Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II, Philadelphia, The Elise Willing Balch Memorial Fund.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 40° 3.123′ N, 77° 31.019′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East King Street (U.S. 11) and North Prince Street, on the right. Touch for map. Mounted to the front of the former Vigilant Hose Co. #1 Building. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lifeline of the Valley: The Cumberland Valley Railroad Rebel Headquarters in Shippensburg, June 24-27, 1863 (approx. ¼ mile away); Occupation of Shippensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); White-Washed in the Nick of Time: The Union (Sherman House) Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob Agle (approx. ¼ mile away); General Samuel Sturgis: Hero of Antietam's Burnside Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Morris (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Court House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.