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Historical Markers in Greene Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Franklin 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 Franklin County, PA (210) Adams County, PA (1393) Cumberland County, PA (356) Fulton County, PA (46) Huntingdon County, PA (82) Juniata County, PA (15) Perry County, PA (52) Frederick County, MD (525) Washington County, MD (864)  FranklinCounty(210) Franklin County (210)  AdamsCounty(1393) Adams County (1393)  CumberlandCounty(356) Cumberland County (356)  FultonCounty(46) Fulton County (46)  HuntingdonCounty(82) Huntingdon County (82)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  PerryCounty(52) Perry County (52)  FrederickCountyMaryland(525) Frederick County (525)  WashingtonCounty(864) Washington County (864)
Chambersburg is the county seat for Franklin County
Greene Township is in Franklin County
      Franklin County (210)  
ADJACENT TO FRANKLIN COUNTY
      Adams County (1393)  
      Cumberland County (356)  
      Fulton County (46)  
      Huntingdon County (82)  
      Juniata County (15)  
      Perry County (52)  
      Frederick County, Maryland (525)  
      Washington County, Maryland (864)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Basic Ingredients
Before the age of railroads, the basic ingredients of iron production needed to be nearby. That explains why furnaces were built in rural settings surrounded by the necessary raw materials. A source of iron ore was essential. As the furnaces . . . Map (db m105071) HM
2Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Caledonia Furnace
Erected in 1837 by Thaddeus Stevens and James D. Paxton. Stevens' antislavery stand led to its destruction by Gen. Jubal Early, June 26, 1863, on his way to York during the early Gettysburg campaign.Map (db m11618) HM
3Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Caledonia Furnace
Erected 1837 by Thaddeus Stevens the great commoner father of the Pennsylvania common school system the first to advocate education for the mountaineer children early exponent of anti-slavery born April 4, 1792 died August 11, 1868 the entire works . . . Map (db m11697) HM
4Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Chambersburg
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.Map (db m8107) HM
5Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 26, 1863, Gen. R.S. Ewell, with orders to take Harrisburg, marched his army by this road toward Carlisle, which he reached next day. On June 29, he was ordered to rejoin Lee's army at Cashtown.Map (db m8006) HM
6Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Making Iron
The ironmaking process was well-known and cold-blast furnaces built in 18th and 19th century America mimicked designs first used 400 years earlier. A thick stone furnace, shaped like a flat-topped pyramid served as the place of transformation, where . . . Map (db m105072) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Margaret Cochran Corbin
Heroine of the Revolution; born Nov. 12, 1751, near Rocky Spring, 1 1/2 miles to NW. Accompanied her husband to war. Manned a cannon, Fort Washington, N.Y., Nov. 16, 1776, when he was killed. She was wounded, pensioned, and assigned to Invalid . . . Map (db m8106) HM
8Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Scotland School for Veterans' Children
Established in 1895 as the Pa. Soldiers' Orphans Industrial School, the state-run institution provided primary and secondary education to veterans' children in a residential setting. About 10,000 boys and girls were instilled with a sense of . . . Map (db m84015) HM
9Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop
The stone walls of this old building have withstood the adversities of time and people to stand in mute testament of historical events that helped shape a nation. Built in 1837, partners John Paxton and Thaddeus Stevens erected a blacksmith . . . Map (db m201760) HM
10Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — The Good Roads Jubilee / The Lincoln Highway
(Left Side): The Good Roads Jubilee One of the largest celebrations for the opening of a paved section of the Lincoln Highway was held here, at the Caledonia Forest Reserve Park, on October 4, 1921. The new paved section of the Lincoln . . . Map (db m11702) HM
11Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — The Workers Pyramid
It took hundreds of workers to produce iron, although only a few actually worked at the furnace. Fillers dumped carts or ore, charcoal and limestone into the seething tunnel head. The founder, assisted by a keeper, ordered ingredients, determined . . . Map (db m105073) HM
12Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greene Township — White Church Replica
A replica of the original Mt. Pleasant U.B. (White Church) placed as a memorial to the church and to the members who worshipped here. Erected in 1892 as a cost of $1600.00. Razed in 1967 it served as a house of worship from 1892 to 1964, at which . . . Map (db m152345) HM
13Pennsylvania (Greene County), Greene Township — Garard's Fort
Site of frontier refuge in Revolutionary War. Station of a small detachment of Virginia militia in 1977, when this area was claimed as part of Monongalia County, Virginia. Near here, on May 12, 1782, the wife and three children of the noted Baptist . . . Map (db m56949) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Greene County), Greene Township — Garard's Fort
Site of frontier refuge in Revolutionary War; station in 1777 of small detachment of Virginia militia. Near here, on Sunday, May 12, 1782, Indians killed the wife and three children of Rev. John Corbley, a Baptist minister.Map (db m102048) HM
15Pennsylvania (Greene County), Greene Township — Rev. John Corbley(1733 - 1803)
A noted Baptist minister serving area congregations, Corbley was among some 150 men arrested by federal troops on the “Dreadful Night" of November 13, 1794. A vocal opponent of the excise tax on whiskey, he was the area’s best known participant in . . . Map (db m47891) HM
16Pennsylvania (Greene County), Greene Township — 224 — White Covered Bridge
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m139970) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022