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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cumberland County, PA (406) Adams County, PA (1411) Dauphin County, PA (307) Franklin County, PA (210) Perry County, PA (53) York County, PA (382)  CumberlandCounty(406) Cumberland County (406)  AdamsCounty(1411) Adams County (1411)  DauphinCounty(307) Dauphin County (307)  FranklinCounty(210) Franklin County (210)  PerryCounty(53) Perry County (53)  YorkCounty(382) York County (382)
Carlisle is the county seat for Cumberland County
Adjacent to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
      Adams County (1411)  
      Dauphin County (307)  
      Franklin County (210)  
      Perry County (53)  
      York County (382)  
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1Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Allen, Monroe Township — Churchtown Church of God Founding Members
Remembering the founding members, known and unknown of the Churchtown Church of God who are interred in this cemetery. They include four veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic. William B. - son of George M. & Mary A. Reed Died Apr. . . . Map (db m120237) HM
2Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Allen, Monroe Township — Monroe Township History
Monroe Township history lives on in this 300 year old American Sycamore Tree. Its endurance reminds us of the lasting contribution of Monroe Township citizens to Pennsylvania and American history. Presented by Chairman A.W. Castle, . . . Map (db m120239) HM
3Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — Carlisle Iron Works
Founded about 1762 by John Rigbie and Co. Operated after 1781 by Michael Ege, noted ironmaster of the period. Ruins of the charcoal furnace still stand.Map (db m27002) HM
4Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — Cumberland County Veterans Memorial Clock Tower
Erected in loving memory of all veterans of Cumberland County Dedicated July 4, 1957 with a parade and ceremonies at this spot Built and presented to the veterans by The Boiling Springs Civic Improvement CommitteeMap (db m186210) HM
5Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — Daniel Kaufman
An Underground Railroad agent from 1835 to 1847, when he was sued by a Maryland slaveowner. He was ultimately fined $4,000 in 1852, in a case that drew wide attention. Kaufman had provided food and transportation to fugitive slaves passing through . . . Map (db m186209) HM
6Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — Ege Burial Plot
Built by Michael Ege Sr. 1786 Memorial restored by his descendants 1911 T.P. EgeMap (db m151407) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — Historical Iron Works
Founded 1762 This blast iron furnace represented the start of industrial development in Pennsylvania Daughters of American Colonists Cymry Chapter June 9, 1930Map (db m151497) HM
8Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — SFC Randall Shughart
Medal of Honor SFC Randall Shughart U.S. Army Special Forces Sniper Newville, PA Cumberland County 1958 - 1993 Sergeant Shughart gave the supreme sacrifice during a rescue attempt of a downed helicoptor pilot in Somolia We proudly honor SFC . . . Map (db m169221) WM
9Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — South Middleton Township
South Middleton Township is located on the southern side of the Cumberland Valley in the shadow of the South Mountain. The area’s natural beauty, rich farmland, abundant water resources, and historical and recreational assets have attracted . . . Map (db m202191) HM
10Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a public footpath that follows more than 2,100 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridge lines between Maine and Georgia. It was designed, constructed, and marked in the 1920s and 1930s by volunteer hiking . . . Map (db m120206) HM
11Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — The Benches at Boiling Springs"Children's Lake"
The Boiling Springs Park opened in 1904 on the east side of the lake. It was a popular recreational destination until the park closed c. 1930. Most visitors arrived by trolley and came from throughout Cumberland County. Activities included . . . Map (db m169224) HM
12Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — The Iron Industry in Boiling Springs
The iron works operated at this site starting (sic) in the 1760s and ended in 1895, when the new process for making iron superseded the charcoal method. Three successive families owned and managed the complex, the Eges, Ahis, and Butchers. This . . . Map (db m202192) HM
13Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Boiling Springs, South Middleton Township — The Lake at Boiling Springs"Children's Lake"
This seven-acre, man-made lake was created in the 1750s to power the iron works once located at the lower end. The lake is fed by about 30 natural springs clustered behind the tavern and at the upper end of the lake. The daily output is . . . Map (db m120211) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — Camp Hill
Camp Hill Named from adjoining camp ground Founded 1756 Map (db m98970) HM
15Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — Camp Hill Church of God
The oldest church in the borough of Camp Hill. Congregation dates from 1833. Stone Building was erected in 1849 here on Church St. (later, 21st St.). Previously the Churches of God had conducted camp meetings on the wooded hill just beyond.Map (db m108703) HM
16Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — Cumberland Riflemen
Capt. William Hendricks led from nearby Cumberland County points a company of riflemen to Quebec, Canada. There they fought Dec. 31, 1775, at the side of Gen. Richard Montgomery. Hendricks was killed in action.Map (db m26954) HM
17Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — Gettysburg Campaign
Farthest advance of a body of Confederate troops toward Harrisburg. Southern units under General A. G. Jenkins of Ewell's Corps reached Oyster Point on June 28, 1863. On the next day defending militia faced them here in a skirmish in which both . . . Map (db m26520) HM
18Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — Maurice K. Goddard1912-1995
A former Camp Hill resident, “Doc” Goddard served five governors in an unprecedented career from 1955-1979 as Secretary of Forests and Waters and the Department of Environmental Resources. Goddard expanded the state park system, promoted . . . Map (db m202082) HM
19Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — Robert Whitehill (1735 - 1813)
Legislator and official lived here in Lowther Manor on land conveyed by the Penns in 1771. At the state's 1787 convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution, Whitehill led the Anti-federalist minority; he presented amendments later embodied in the Bill . . . Map (db m26955) HM
20Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — Sporting HillSunday, June 28, 1863
Spearheading the Confederate advance on Harrisburg, Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins captured Mechanicsburg on the morning of Sunday, June 28, 1863. From there, Jenkins split his 1,200 man cavalry force—sending some 300-400 northward via . . . Map (db m94824) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — The Skirmish of Oyster’s PointSunday, June 28 and Monday, June 29, 1863
Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins` trot towards Harrisburg was stalled as he neared Oyster’s Point, named for a tavern owned by the Oyster family at the junction of Carlisle Pike and Trindle Springs Road. In 1863, these two roads met to form a . . . Map (db m167852) HM
22Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill — White Hall School
In May 1866, the White Hall School for soldiers’ orphans opened in the 2100 block of Market Street in what is now Camp Hill. Within a year it had 121 boys and 80 girls under its roof, with a faculty of five and a staff of twelve. The students wore . . . Map (db m94677) HM
23Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill, East Pennsboro Township — Poplar Church Cemetery1784 - 1885
Burial place established by early settlers of this area named for a log church built by Germans of the Lutheran faith. The church stood in a nearby poplar grove.Map (db m176888) HM
24Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill, Hampden Township — Peace Church
Present building erected in 1798 by a Reformed congregation. Half-interest in 1806 by a Lutheran congregation; in joint use until 1866. Kept in its original form; used annually by St. John's Lutheran. A half-mile away.Map (db m26956) HM
25Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill, Hampden Township — Samuel Albright HouseSunday, June 28 and Monday, June 29, 1863
In the late days of 1863, Samuel Albright’s house and farm were used as a Confederate bivouac site and artillery position. In the 1860 Census, Samuel Albright was listed as born “about 1823” and living in what was then East Pennsboro Township. . . . Map (db m202107) HM
26Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill, Hampden Township — Shopp Cemetery
In the 1780's United Brethren circuit riders began preaching at the home of John Shopp located one half mile north of this site. A Meeting House was erected in the present cemetery in 1827 on land donated by John Shopp. The congregation built a new . . . Map (db m99048) HM
27Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Camp Hill, Lower Allen Township — Daniel Drawbaugh
Inventor of a telephone for which he sought a patent in 1880. Claims contested by Bell Telephone, which won the court decision in 1888. Born in this village, July 14, 1827, where he developed his inventions; he removed in 1904 to Camp Hill, where he . . . Map (db m26951) HM
28Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 1753 Carlisle Indian ConferenceWalking Tour Stop 3
The Native American tribes of Pennsylvania and Ohio, who had long traded with the English, asked for Pennsylvania's help to prevent French incursions and trade abuses in the Ohio territory. The Pennsylvania Assembly voted to give aid to the . . . Map (db m15793) HM
29Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 500 U.S. Soldiers of the Civil War are Here Interred
500 U.S. Soldiers of the Civil War are here Interred John Barney • John P. Beirne • John C. Biglow • William H. Brown John Conway • Albert D. Dailey • Charles David • John Driskell George Earlenbough • Marmaduke Foster • Soloman Francis John . . . Map (db m135200) WM
30Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 54th & 55th Massachusetts Infantry
U.S. Colored Troops, 54th & 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments and other Colored Civil War Soldiers buried here. James Alexander; 127th Regt. Co. I ∙ L. James Bailey; 32nd Regt. Co. G ∙ John H. Barton; 7th Regt. Co. H ∙ J. . . . Map (db m84021) HM
31Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 9/11 MemorialAttack on America — September 11, 2001 —
In tribute to the men, women and children who lost their lives in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. We honor all the fire, police, search & rescue dogs, rescue personnel, and all others who selflessly gave their lives and . . . Map (db m119979) WM
32Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 25 — Andre & Despard House
Site of house where Major Andre and Lieutenant Despard were held prisoners in 1776. Andre was executed as a spy in 1780. Despard was executed for high treason in 1803.Map (db m34698) HM
33Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Ashland Soldiers' Lot
Carlisle At War (center panel) After Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, in April 1861, the men of Carlisle responded to the national calls to put down the southern rebellion. Four companies of Pennsylvania infantry . . . Map (db m135169) HM WM
34Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity
On this site, 277 W. Louther Street, from 1932 to 1963 lived the Brothers of Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Presented by the chapter's Alumni Association on June 7, 2003 in honor of the chapter's 100th Anniversary at . . . Map (db m53633) HM
35Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Bethel A.M.E. Church
Among the earliest (c.1820) African American congregations located west of the Susquehanna River. The site of Underground Railroad activity. Abolitionists John Peck and John B. Vashon were members. A.M.E. national Bishops Daniel Payne and Wills . . . Map (db m40952) HM
36Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Blaine House
Home of Gen. Ephraim Blaine, Commissary General of Revolutionary Army, stood on this site. George Washington was a guest here, Oct. 4-11, 1794, while mustering an armed force to quell Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.Map (db m15855) HM
37Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Blaine House
Begun in 1794 by Colonel Ephraim Blaine – Indian trader, merchant, tavern-keeper, Sheriff, land speculator, and Commissary General of the Continental Army – the Blaine House is one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture still standing . . . Map (db m198394) HM
38Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Brigadier General William Thompson1736 - 1781
The First Colonel of the U.S. ArmyMap (db m16092) HM
39Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Historic old frontier town. Supplied a contingent for the first regiment of the Continental Army in 1775. March against the Whiskey Rebels began here, 1794.Map (db m30318) HM
40Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Historic old frontier town. Supplied a contingent for the first regiment of the Continental Army in 1775. March against the Whiskey Rebels began here, 1794.Map (db m35806) HM
41Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Historic old frontier town. Supplied a contingent for the first regiment of the Continental Army in 1775. March against the Whiskey Rebels began here, 1794.Map (db m82790) HM
42Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Barracks
Second oldest army post in U.S. A powder magazine built by Hessian prisoners, 1777, survives. Burned by Confederates, July 1, 1863. Indian School, 1879-1918. Army Medical Field Service School, 1920-1946.Map (db m16073) HM
43Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 8 — Carlisle Court House
Erected 1766 Burned March 24, 1845 Rebuilt 1845-1846 Contained the early “Apprentices’ Library”Map (db m15859) HM
44Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle First World War Memorial
Erected by Carlisle Civic Club in memory of the men who lost their lives in the First World War 1917 - 1918 —————————————— Jacob M. Bonner • Abram DeWalt . . . Map (db m16084) WM
45Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Fort
First fort authorized by Pennsylvania. Laid out by Gov. Morris, July, 1755, “in the middle of this town,” on news of Braddock's defeat. Col. John Armstrong's headquarters till 1758. Called “Fort Lowther” by some later writers.Map (db m16075) HM
46Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 18 — Carlisle Jail
Replica of Norman Castle, Carlisle, England. Erected 1754. Enlarged 1790. Rebuilt 1854.Map (db m35315) HM
47Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Old Graveyard Revolutionary War Soldiers
Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in grateful appreciation of the services of these soldiers of the Revolutionary War who lie buried here. Located and verified by The Cumberland County County Chapter of the D.A.R.Map (db m16093) HM
48Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Public Square
Before the erection of Cumberland County - 1750 - this site was the intersection of the Indian trail leading from mountain to mountain across Groghan's Gap westward. With the laying out of Carlisle in 1751 the square became the center of the . . . Map (db m15866) HM
49Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle's 250th Anniversary Mural
1. Cumberland County, established in 1750, lost its first courthouse to fire in 1845. This Courthouse was built in 1846 and still bears the scars of a Civil War shelling on July 1, 1863. 2. Carlisle's long tradition of education began early, . . . Map (db m16094) HM
50Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Centenary BuildingWalking Tour Stop 14
In 1827, a German Reformed congregation built a stone church at this location. At the time, a Methodist congregation was housed in a church on Church Alley. The location was not ideal due to boisterous behavior in the alley during church services . . . Map (db m16080) HM
51Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — China Burma India Veteran's MemorialDecember 1941 - March 1946
Dedicated in honor of those men and women who served their country in the pursuit of freedom for all mankindMap (db m15858) WM
52Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 9 — Col. Robert Magaw
Robert Magaw, one of Carlisle's principal lawyers prior to the Revolution, lived here. Magaw joined Col. William Thompson's regiment in June 1775 as a Major. After service in Boston in 1776 he was promoted to Colonel in the 5th PA Battalion. In . . . Map (db m15860) HM
53Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Confederate Artillery in Carlisle
Early in the evening of July 1, 1863, Union Brig. General William F. "Baldy" Smith entered Carlisle from Bridgeport (Lemoyne) with 2,500 troops subsequent to the departure of Confederate infantry the prior day, only to find the town facing attack by . . . Map (db m135187) HM
54Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Cumberland County
Formed January 27, 1750 from Lancaster County. Named for Cumberland County in England, it originally extended to Pennsylvania's western limits. Carlisle, county seat, was founded 1751. Crossed by major roads, county had a key role in westward . . . Map (db m15856) HM
55Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Cumberland County Civil War Memorial
In honor of the soldiers of Cumberland County who fell in defense of the Union during the Great Rebellion. This monument is created by those who revere Patriotism and wish to perpetuate the Memory of the Brave Men, who aided in saving the Nation . . . Map (db m47312) HM
56Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Cumberland County Historical Society & Hamilton Library AssociationWalking Tour Stop 19
The Hamilton Library Association was charterd in 1874, and this two-story brick building was erected in 1881 to house its collection. The library was made possible by a bequest of $2,000 from James Hamilton (1793-1873), a prominent Carlisle lawyer . . . Map (db m30830) HM
57Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson College
Dr. Benjamin Rush envisioned a new type of education for post-Revolutionary America, a useful education in the liberal arts. Rush, with the assistance of Col. John Montgomery of Carlisle, founded Dickinson College to prepare an engaged citizenry . . . Map (db m16085) HM
58Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson College during the Gettysburg Campaign
On Saturday, June 27th, 1863, the infantry division of Major General Robert F. Rodes of the 2d Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell commanding, took possession of Carlisle, with . . . Map (db m152512) HM
59Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson School of Law
Oldest law school in Pennsylvania; founded in 1834 by the Honorable John Reed, eminent jurist, and author of "Pennsylvania Blackstone." Andrew Curtin, Civil War Governor, was one of earliest graduates.Map (db m30320) HM
60Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson Students Part Ways
Before the war, the student body of Dickinson College was fairly evenly divided between Northern and Southern students, and thus the college was represented by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. The split is reflected in an autograph book in . . . Map (db m35162) HM
61Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson’s Historic Triangle
These three buildings are the three oldest structures on campus. Together they form Dickinson’s Historic Triangle. West College, “Old West”, to your left West College was designed in 1803 by Benjamin Latrobe, the architect . . . Map (db m152465) HM
62Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dr. Benjamin RushFounder of Dickinson College
Entering this gateway to Dickinson College, you can see the statue of the college's founder, Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). The bronze statue, which was erected in 2004, is a replica of a statue unveiled 100 years earlier at the Navy's Bureau of . . . Map (db m82795) HM
63Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dr. Benjamin Rush
This statue is a replica of a bronze sculpture of Dickenson College founder Dr. Benjamin Rush that stands of the grounds of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. The original statue by Roland Hinton Perry was a gift to . . . Map (db m152379) HM
64Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Duncan-Stiles HouseWalking Tour Stop 6
This grand three-story Federal-style house “was by far the most expensive private house ever built in Carlisle,” wrote James Hamilton, Jr. in the 1870s. It was planned and built, c. 1811, by Judge Thomas Duncan's wife as a dwelling for . . . Map (db m19457) HM
65Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Episcopal Square
This square was set apart by the Penns, in 1751, for the Church of England; in continuous use since that time by St. John's Episcopal Church. In 1752, the first church building was erected.Map (db m15789) HM
66Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — First Presbyterian ChurchMeeting House on the Square
Many of the early settlers of Pennsylvania were Scots-Irish who brought with them their Presbyterian faith. By the early 1730's they were settling the Cumberland Valley, including the fertile land near the Conodoguinet Creek. In 1734, Presbyterians . . . Map (db m30296) HM
67Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — First Presbyterian ChurchHistoric Carlisle
Congregation organized 1734. Erection of this building begun 1757. Oldest building in Carlisle. Here July 12, 1774, colonists met and declared for American independence. No. 2Map (db m153869) HM
68Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 54 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Oldest public building in Carlisle; erection begun, 1757. Here colonists met in 1774 to declare for independence, and George Washington worshipped, 1794. Congregation organized at Meeting House Springs in 1734.Map (db m122382) HM
69Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Forbes RoadRaystown Path
To capture Fort Duquesne, General Forbes marched an army, in 1758, from his main base at Carlisle to the forks of the Ohio. He followed as closely as he could with army wagons, the Raystown Indian and traders Path, widened by axemen under Colonel . . . Map (db m30322) HM
70Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Forbes Trail
Per Tot Discrimina Through so many dangers In 1758, at the height of the French & Indian War, British General John Forbes and his troops took on a daunting task: To carve a trail, over 300 miles long, through the Pennsylvania backcountry and take . . . Map (db m35554) HM
71Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Frederick Douglass in CarlisleWalking Tour Stop 4
Frederick Douglass, born into slavery in 1818 and self-taught, became an internationally-renowned reformer and a leading voice in the fight against slavery. Douglass is known to have visited Carlisle on three occasions, although his first visit in . . . Map (db m19444) HM
72Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Frederick the Great
In 1902, Prince Henry, brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, visited the United States to cultivate a relationship between the two countries. Wilhelm gave a statue of his ancestor Frederick the Great, known for his military prowess, to the . . . Map (db m119069) HM
73Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Frederick Watts (1801-1889)
On a 116-acre tract here stood the model farm created 1857-67 by this agricultural reformer. Watts was the first president of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society, 1851; a founder of the Farmers' High School (now Penn State); and U.S. Commissioner . . . Map (db m84114) HM
74Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gen. John Armstrong
“Hero of Kittanning,” Revolutionary officer; member of Continental Congress, County Judge, lived in a house on this site. Died at Carlisle, 1795. Buried in Old Graveyard, two blocks south.Map (db m19427) HM
75Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gen. William Irvine
Early Carlisle physician, member of Provincial Convention, Revolutionary officer, commander at Fort Pitt, occupied house that stood on this site before 1800.Map (db m19433) HM
76Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — George Washington
Here George Washington reviewed militia from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, rendezvoused at Carlisle, October 1794, before marching to the western part of State to quell the Whiskey RebellionMap (db m30299) HM
77Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's southern cavalry arrived July 1, 1863, by Dover and Dillsburg. Finding Ewell had left the day before, Stuart burned the U.S. Barracks and left for Gettysburg, where the battle had begun.Map (db m30284) HM
78Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 28, 1863, General Richard Ewell received orders from Robert E. Lee to move Ewell's southern troops out of Carlisle and on to Gettysburg. By June 29th two divisions of Ewell's troops marched over this road through Mt. Holly Springs, York . . . Map (db m82791) HM
79Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gettysburg Campaign
June 27, 1863, Gen. Ewell's Confederate army, marching over this road toward Harrisburg, reached Carlisle; Jenkins' cavalry went on to reconnoiter. On June 29, Lee ordered Ewell to join the main army at Cashtown.Map (db m84115) HM
80Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Green Tree Inn
In 1753, Benjamin Franklin stayed at inn on this site while he, Richard Peters, and Isaac Norris treated with Indians. Hamilton and Knox, members of Washington's cabinet, lodged here in 1794.Map (db m15861) HM
81Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Health Through HistoryTouring Local Parks and Green Spaces
Vale-Himes Park The ground you are now standing on is the Cumberland County Historical Society's Pocket Park. A one-story building that served as a barber shop existed on this site before 1909. Over the years, the building on this . . . Map (db m217332) HM
82Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Historic Downtown Carlisle
The Borough of Carlisle Historic District – Founded 1751 Green Border indicates Historic District 1. Visitor Center 2. Dickenson College* 3. Penn State Dickenson School of Law* 4. Carlisle Theatre* 5. Cumberland County Historical . . . Map (db m153151)
83Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Historical Directory of Carlisle
1. PUBLIC SQUARE - deeded by Thomas Penn for public use and laid out in 1751, has continued its function through two historic centuries as the center of Cumberland and Carlisle life. 2. CUMBERLAND CO. COURTHOUSE - SW corner of square, . . . Map (db m204092) HM
84Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 101 — Hot-Chee DogsLegends & Lore
Chili-Cheese hot dogs beloved by locals and first served by Greek immigrant Charles Kollas at the Hamilton Restaurant CA. 1938.Map (db m202092) HM
85Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — James Wilson
Early Carlisle lawyer, and representative to Continental Congress, occupied house that stood on this site. He was a signed of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the framers of the Constitution of U.S.Map (db m30300) HM
86Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Jim Thorpe
. . . Map (db m16091) HM
87Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — John Bannister Gibson
Distinguished jurist and author of legal books, lived in this house from about 1820 until his death, 1853; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for 24 years of his 37 years membership.Map (db m19434) HM
88Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Liberty Tree
To commemorate National Freedom Week and to honor Iranian Hostages October 17, 1980Map (db m152169) HM
89Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Lincoln CemeteryWalking Tour Stop 21
Lincoln Cemetery is the final resting place for at least forty African American Civil War veterans, representing the famous 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments, 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, 7th, 31st, 39th and the 44th Regiment. Included . . . Map (db m53628) HM
90Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Lincoln Cemetery
Memorial Park, created in 1974 as a recreation area for the surrounding community, stands on the site of Lincoln Cemetery. Originally named the African Cemetery of Carlisle, Lincoln Cemetery was in use as early as 1806. Several hundred . . . Map (db m53631) HM
91Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Major André
For a short time in 1776, Major André and Lt. Despard, British prisoners of war, were detained in a tavern that stood on this site. Some years later, after an exchange and recapture, André was executed as a spy.Map (db m30321) HM
92Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Major General John Armstrong (1717-1795)First Citizen of Carlisle
This stone marks the grave of Major General John Armstrong, “First Citizen of Carlisle” and “Hero of Kittanning”. Armstrong was born October 13, 1717 in Ireland and settled in the Cumberland Valley sometime between . . . Map (db m166858) HM
93Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Marianne Moore(1887 - 1972)
Eminent poet, editor, essayist, and teacher. Her independent spirit and keen eye for detail distinguished her life and work. Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, the Bollingen Prize in poetry, and the National Book Award. She lived here . . . Map (db m15787) HM
94Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Market House SquareWalking Tour Stop 7
In their 1751 plan for Carlisle, the Penn family designated a portion of the Square to be used as a market. From 1751 until 1952 a market was held on this spot. Markets were held twice a week, and were overseen by the Clerk of the Market who was . . . Map (db m19490) HM
95Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Medal of Honor RecipientsCumberland County, Pennsylvania — Cumberland County Medal of Honor Memorial —
Jacob Cart, Private, U.S. Army, Company A, 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Civil War, 13 December 1862, Fredericksburg, Virginia • William E. Miller, Captain, U.S. Army, Company H, 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry, Civil War, 3 July 1863, . . . Map (db m217341) WM
96Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Molly Pitcher
Mary “Ludwig” Hays McCauley, known as “Molly Pitcher,” heroine at Battle of Monmouth, is buried in Old Graveyard just east of here. In this burial ground are graves of many distinguished citizens.Map (db m16089) HM
97Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Molly Pitcher
Mary       McKolly              McCauley ========== Mary Hays nee Mary Ludwig Born   October 13, 1744 Died   January 22, 1832 ( Left Marker : ) Mary Ludwig (“Molly Pitcher”) Daughter of John Ludwig Born   October 13, 1744   . . . Map (db m81595) HM
98Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Old GraveyardWalking Tour Stop 10
The Old Graveyard was Carlisle's first burial ground. The earliest surviving marker is dated 1757, six years after Carlisle's founding in 1751. Title from the Penn family for the original “three acres, three quarters, and fifteen perches” for the . . . Map (db m19494) HM
99Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Old PrisonWalking Tour Stop 5
Visitors are surprised and delighted to see an English looking castle standing in the heart of downtown Carlisle, but they wonder what it is and when it was built. For 130 years it was the Cumberland County Prison, and when it was constructed in . . . Map (db m19496) HM
100Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 90 — Old Town PumpLegends & Lore
Whoever drank the waters from the pump located here would be destined to return to Carlisle no matter how far away they travelled.Map (db m185716) HM

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