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Historical Markers in Camp Hill, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cumberland County, PA (356) Adams County, PA (1393) Dauphin County, PA (291) Franklin County, PA (210) Perry County, PA (52) York County, PA (375)  CumberlandCounty(356) Cumberland County (356)  AdamsCounty(1393) Adams County (1393)  DauphinCounty(291) Dauphin County (291)  FranklinCounty(210) Franklin County (210)  PerryCounty(52) Perry County (52)  YorkCounty(375) York County (375)
Carlisle is the county seat for Cumberland County
Camp Hill is in Cumberland County
      Cumberland County (356)  
ADJACENT TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY
      Adams County (1393)  
      Dauphin County (291)  
      Franklin County (210)  
      Perry County (52)  
      York County (375)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Camp Hill — Camp Hill
Camp Hill Named from adjoining camp ground Founded 1756 Map (db m98970) HM
2Pennsylvania (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
3Pennsylvania (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
4Pennsylvania (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
5Pennsylvania (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
6Pennsylvania (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
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7Pennsylvania (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
8Pennsylvania (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
9Pennsylvania (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
 
 
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Oct. 3, 2022