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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin Township, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Adams 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> Adams County, PA (1393) Cumberland County, PA (356) Franklin County, PA (210) York County, PA (375) Carroll County, MD (196) Frederick County, MD (525)  AdamsCounty(1393) Adams County (1393)  CumberlandCounty(356) Cumberland County (356)  FranklinCounty(210) Franklin County (210)  YorkCounty(375) York County (375)  CarrollCountyMaryland(196) Carroll County (196)  FrederickCounty(525) Frederick County (525)
Gettysburg is the county seat for Adams County
Franklin Township is in Adams County
      Adams County (1393)  
      Cumberland County (356)  
      Franklin County (210)  
      York County (375)  
      Carroll County, Maryland (196)  
      Frederick County, Maryland (525)  
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1Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Cashtown
Named derives from remark made to tavern keeper who demanded cash payment Founded 1800Map (db m198331) HM
2Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Cashtown Inn — Conference in the Road — Gettysburg Campaign —
After a stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia through Maryland into Pennsylvania, marching east to threaten Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. The Army of the . . . Map (db m27034) HM
3Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Gettysburg Campaign
Crossing South Mountain from Chambersburg, Gen. Hill's Corps of Lee's army assembled here on June 29-30, 1863. On July 1, his advance guard moved up from near Marsh Creek and met Union Troops west of Gettysburg.Map (db m5814) HM
4Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Highway Enterprise — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Charles W. Johnson was the proprietor of the general store in McKnightstown for 62 years. This store is now the site of the post office. Johnson began working at the General Store under Calvin T. Lower and then later purchased the store. Oil, . . . Map (db m150317) HM
5Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Imboden's Brigade — Stuart's Cavalry Division — Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia Stuart's Cavalry Division Imboden's Brigade 18th Virginia Cavalry, 62nd. Virginia Infantry Virginia Partisan Rangers and Virginia Battery July 3 Command guarding trains. Reached the field at noon and retired with the . . . Map (db m11622) HM
6Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Manor of Maske — (Western boundary)
Surveyed in 1766. Named for an estate in England. The Manor was about 6 miles wide and 12 miles long with the southern boundary at present Mason-Dixon Line. It was the second largest reserved estate of the Penns in Pennsylvania. The western boundary . . . Map (db m11623) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Mary Jemison — (1743-1833)
In 1758, during the French & Indian War, a party of French soldiers and Shawnee took Mary Jemison from her home 3 miles north of here. Although most of her family and neighbors were killed, Mary was adopted by two Seneca women. Jemison lived with . . . Map (db m11620) HM
8Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Mary Jemison
During the French and Indian War, Mary Jemison was kidnapped from this valley on April 5, 1758 by a band of Frenchmen and Shawnee Indians. Taken to Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburgh, she was adopted by Seneca Indians who named her "Deh-Ge-Wa-Nus." In . . . Map (db m121191) HM
9Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Roads West
The historic Cashtown Inn has been offering lodging and dining to weary travelers since the turn of the 19th Century. Roads were important to town development, just as the automobile was important to their prosperity. As roads brought travelers . . . Map (db m167235) HM
10Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Site of School House and Burial Ground
German Society of Franklin Twp Lutheran Calvinist Reformed and Mennonite Congregation 1795-1908Map (db m11714) HM
11Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — The Battle of Gettysburg: The Cashtown Road
Advancing Thunder In late June 1863, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, advanced over South Mountain to the village of Cashtown. Tens of thousands of men, horses, cannons and wagons rumpled over . . . Map (db m137364) HM
12Pennsylvania (Adams County), Franklin Township — Traveling the Highway — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Pennsylvania is well known for its beautiful farming country, fruit belts and unique barns. Many are located along the historic Lincoln Highway route. The Round Barn is one of the more unique examples. Considered an "endangered species," . . . Map (db m167237) HM
13Pennsylvania (Chester County), Franklin Township — Thomas McKean
The signer of the Declaration of Independence, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and Governor, from 1799 to 1808, was born on this farm on March 19, 1734. Also active in the politics of Delaware, he encouraged Caesar Rodney to cast the deciding vote for . . . Map (db m39128) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — A Family Proud To Serve
United States Army S.Q. Bedsworth • S. Sgt. Scott A. Blair II • Lt. Scott A. Blair • S. Sgt. Andrew RameasMap (db m180581) WM
15Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — Greene County Salute To Veterans — In Honor Of Those Who Served
(Names Listed on Four Panels)Map (db m180798) WM
16Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — Jack R. Beabout
In Memory of JACK R. BEABOUT US Navy Korean War • USS George RandallMap (db m180794) WM
17Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — The Mooney Brothers
John W. Mooney - U.S. Navy Seabees - WWII and Korean War C. Kenneth Mooney - U.S. Army - WWII Willliam S. Mooney - U.S. Army - Korean War Charles E. Mooney - U.S. ArmyMap (db m180676) WM
18Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — The Stewart Brothers
John Barr "Buddy" Stewart - U.S. Army Alan Dale "Doodlebug" Stewart - U.S. Navy Loye Gale "Tudy" Stewart – U.S. Army Earl Lynn "Inny" Stewart - U.S. ArmyMap (db m180618) WM
19Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — These Gave All — WW I Greene County
John Goslin Areford • Joseph Horner Bissett • Bert Buchanan • John D. Caldwell • Harold Thomas Carey • Hallie Jackson Closser • John Courtwright • Thomas E. Crayne • James Frederick Creel • Albert Davis • Harry Dunn • Daniel Goodwin . . . Map (db m180411) WM
20Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — Veterans Memorial
We sit here in honor of our VeteransMap (db m180489) WM
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21Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — Veterans Memorial
United States Army Charles Pick Wilson • David R. Wilson • Harry T. Moore United States Navy Don Shultz • Bill Shultz • Eddie Shultz • Frederick E. Wilson • Gary A. Wilson Jr. • Daniel Fuller United States Air . . . Map (db m180506) WM
22Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — Veterans Memorial
UNITED STATES ARMY G. Russell Haines Constabulary WWII 1945-1947 Robert M. Lemley WWII 1945-1947 Donald R. Pyle Korea 1952-1953 John Lewellen WWII Kenneth D. Haines Vietnam 1968-1969 UNITED STATES . . . Map (db m180712) WM
23Pennsylvania (Greene County), Franklin Township — Veterans Memorial
UNITED STATES ARMY Terry L. Hoyle II George E. Hoyle Jr. George Balsinger Jr. UNITED STATES NAVY Willliam Balsinger Rick E. Black UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Terry L. Hoyle Robert Eisiminger UNITED . . . Map (db m180774) WM
24Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Franklin Township — Pennsylvania Furnace
The remaining buildings here were part of the iron works established about 1810. Operating first as a charcoal iron manufactory, the furnace later used coke. Iron was made here as late as 1888.Map (db m91028) HM
25Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Franklin Township — Spruce Creek Church
Present church built in 1858 by a Presbyterian congregation organized in 1798. Their first house of worship, a log church built in 1805, was within old Graysville Cemetery, on the hilltop opposite.Map (db m91029) HM
26Pennsylvania (York County), Franklin Township — Clear Spring Mill
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m137475) HM
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Oct. 3, 2022