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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania

 
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Location of Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania
    Montgomery County (234)
    Berks County (257)
    Bucks County (250)
    Chester County (236)
    Delaware County (196)
    Lehigh County (105)
    Philadelphia County (711)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Beth Sholom Synagogue
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built with the collaboration of Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen, this National Historic Landmark was completed in 1959. Wright’s only synagogue evokes the biblical Mt. Sinai in modern materials of concrete, steel, . . . Map (db m84872) HM
2Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Beth Sholom Synagogue
Beth Sholom Synagogue has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Completed in 1959, this synagogue is one of the . . . Map (db m160454) HM
3Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Camp William Penn1863-1865
Training camp for colored troops enlisted into the United States ArmyMap (db m4371) HM WM
4Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Camp William Penn
Here was Pennsylvania's only training camp for African American soldiers -- and the largest of 18 in the nation -- during the Civil War. Comprising over 10,000 men, 11 regiments of U.S. Colored Troops were trained here: the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 22nd, . . . Map (db m84870) HM
5Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Church Road and Washington Lane Historic Crossroad
At this crossroad, on October 3-4, 1777, the New Jersey and Maryland Militia of the Continental Army, marching down Church Road, turned toward Germantown to attack the British right flank. On December 6-7, 1777, the whole British Army marched . . . Map (db m132151) HM
6Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Cyrus H. K. Curtis
Founder of Curtis Publishing Co., which published The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Curtis came to Philadelphia for 1876 Centennial and remained. Lived near here at Lyndon, his home from 1891–1933. . . . Map (db m113161) HM
7Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — First Assembly of Abington Friends Meeting
The first religious meeting hereabout, now known as Abington Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) was held here in 1683. This was the home of Richard and Joan Wall who came from Hasfield near Cheltenham England in 1682. Their granddaughter, . . . Map (db m38725) HM
8Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Lucretia C. Mott
Nearby stood “Roadside,” the home of the ardent Quakeress, Lucretia C. Mott (1793-1880). Her most notable work was in connection with antislavery, women's rights, temperance and peace.Map (db m22119) HM
9Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site
In 1746 a corn-grist mill powered by a water wheel was erected here on a mill race of Tookany Creek. It was owned and operated by Dorothy Penrose Shoemaker, a descendant of Richard Wall, in partership with Richard Mather and John Tyson. Eventually . . . Map (db m38705) HM
10Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site
The first mill on the site erected in 1746 was owned and operated by Dorothy Penrose Shoemaker, a descendant of Richard Wall. In 1847 their neighbor and employee Charles Bosler, whose business was hauling grain to the mill and flour to the city, . . . Map (db m38706) HM
11Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Oldest church building in Cheltenham Township, consecrated 1861. Founder was Jay Cooke (1821-1905), "financier of the Civil War." Cemetery, laid out 1879 and enlarged 1905, contains his mausoleum and graves of prominent area residents. Church . . . Map (db m38699) HM
12Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works
High quality shovels and spades were produced at the Rowland Mill complex near here, founded by Benjamin Rowland, Jr. in 1795. The millworks, operated until 1901 by the Rowland family, gained an international reputation and helped to establish the . . . Map (db m38673) HM
13Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Village of La Mott
Originally called Camptown, this village was laid out at the close of the Civil War on the site of former Camp William Penn. The camp was a training station for Negro troops enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1863 to 1865.Map (db m4349) HM
14Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Cheltenham Township — Wall House (The Ivy)
Original section, dated from 1682, was built by Richard Wall on land granted by William Penn. An early meeting place of the Society of Friends, 1683-1702. Additions were built about 1725 and 1805. Sarah Wall married George Shoemaker, 1694, and . . . Map (db m38701) HM
 
May. 7, 2021