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

Chambersburg

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 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 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 54.759′ N, 77° 40.136′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles from Orchard Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located just south of The First National Bank. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Martin Delany (approx. 1.2 miles away); Suesserott House (approx. 1 miles away); First Lutheran Church (approx. 1 miles away); Philip Berlin (approx. 1 miles away); Frederick Douglass and John Brown (approx. 1.6 miles away); Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery (approx. 1.6 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, February 18, 2016
2. Chambersburg Marker
 
 
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 197 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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