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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

 
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Shippensburg is in Cumberland County
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    Dauphin County (287)
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1Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Braddock Expedition
In 1755 supplies for Braddock’s army were stored here in Edward Shippen’s strong stone house “at the back Run.” James Burd, the son-in-law of Shippen, opened a road to carry these supplies to the west. After Braddock’s defeat the . . . Map (db m1018) HM
2Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Fort Morris
Named for Gov. R.H. Morris, and built by local settlers under the supervision of James Burd after Braddock’s defeat in July, 1755. Later garrisoned by provincial troops commanded by Hugh Mercer. The fort site, long marked by the soldiers’ well, lies . . . Map (db m18627) HM
3Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Galen J. KarperFeb. 25, 1940 - Jan. 20, 2003 — In Memory of —
Charter Member & First President of The Shippensburg Garden Club "To plant is to love others besides oneself" ————————————— Historic Preservation . . . Map (db m119997) HM
4Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — General Samuel Sturgis: Hero of Antietam's Burnside BridgeShippensburg Civil War Trail
Samuel D. Sturgis, born in Shippensburg in 1822, was the son of hat-shop operator "Squire" James Sturgis who later constructed this elegant Greek Revival dwelling. After graduating from West Point in 1846, Samuel Sturgis served under General . . . Map (db m120023) HM
5Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Korean War MemorialShippensburg Area Roster — 25 June 1950 • 27 July 1953 —
. . . Map (db m96177) WM
6Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Lifeline of the Valley: The Cumberland Valley RailroadShippensburg Civil War Trail
The Cumberland Valley Railroad operated between Harrisburg and Virginia beginning in the 1830s, and during the Civil War it permitted the Union to move troops and supplies rapidly up and down the valley. The railroad's tracks ran down the center . . . Map (db m120054) HM
7Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Locust Grove Cemetery
Burial ground for slaves and free blacks since the early 19th century and site of Shippensburg's first African American church, established 1830s. Edward Shippen Burd granted the land to Shippensburg’s African American community in 1842. It was the . . . Map (db m82786) HM
8Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Mc Lean House
Built By Joseph Duncan, 1798 Merchant, Postmaster Alterations By James McLean c. 1875Map (db m120005) HM
9Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Occupation of Shippensburg
The first major military engagement in Cumberland County during the Civil War took place in Shippensburg in the week leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg. As the action moved close to Shippensburg many in the town climbed onto their rooftops to . . . Map (db m120053) HM
10Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Old Court House
“Widow Piper’s Tavern,” used for Cumberland County court-sessions, 1750-1751, until a court house was erected at Carlisle, the county seat. The house is now the home of the Shippensburg Civil Club.Map (db m18628) HM
11Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — On this hill stood Fort Morris
Constructed under the direction of Colonel James Burd. One of a chain of forts erected on the Pennsylvania frontier following Edward Braddock's defeat of July 1755. Serving as a garrison and a refuge for area settlers during the French and Indian . . . Map (db m152338) HM
12Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — One-Room Schoolhouse
The Mount Jackson or Potato Point School, originally built in 1865, is an authentically reconstructed one-room schoolhouse. It was relocated here in 1969 by alumni and friends of Shippensburg State College to preserve part of America's educational . . . Map (db m18530) HM
13Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Rebel Headquarters in Shippensburg, June 24-27, 1863Shippensburg Civil War Trail
After the Confederate army took possession of Shippensburg on the afternoon of June 24, 1863, General Albert G. Jenkins established his headquarters here on the corner now occupied by the former First National Bank building. General Jenkins then . . . Map (db m120063) HM
14Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Residence of George H. Stewart, Sr.Built 1878
Grain Merchant Railroad Magnate, Philanthropist ——————————————— Shippensburg, PA Founded 1730 Second Oldest Town West of the Susquehanna . . . Map (db m120018) HM
15Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Shippensburg
Founded 1730 by Edward Shippen. Second oldest town in the state west of the Susquehanna River. Important community on colonial frontier. Temporary seat of Cumberland Co., whose first courts were held here in 1750-51.Map (db m84018) HM
16Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Shippensburg
Settled about 1733 Laid out by and named for Edward Shippen •1703-1781• Merchant Mayor of Philadelphia Later a resident of Lancaster Paymaster in the Forbes Expedition A founder and trustee of Princeton University Grandson of Edward . . . Map (db m92623) HM
17Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — The First Court House of Cumberland County
The First Court House of Cumberland County 1735 - 1928 Home of the Civic Club [Additional plaque below:] The property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the . . . Map (db m152337) HM
18Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob AgleShippensburg Civil War Trail
On August 28, 1861, Shippensburg resident Jacob Agle volunteered for service with Company H, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, leaving behind his wife and three sons: Edward, age 7; Samuel, age 5; and Abner age 4. On September 13, 1863, Private Agle was . . . Map (db m119988) HM
19Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — The Original Site of the German Reformed and Lutheran Congregations1775 -- 1812
[Title is text] Dedicated May 23, 1976Map (db m120070) HM
20Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — These Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Who Lie Buried Here
Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in grateful appreciation of the services of these soldiers of the Revolutionary War who lie buried here Anthony Lipsey • Samuel Mitchell • Robert Scott • John Simpson • John Means • . . . Map (db m152341) HM
21Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — This tablet is placed
This tablet is placed as a memorial to Edward Shippen founder of Shippensburg, Benjamin Franklin, Robert H. Morris, and James Burd, names forever associated with this Burrough, all of whom were members of this Apostolic communion. By such . . . Map (db m152340) HM
22Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris
Erected in November 1755 by Col. James Burd and used as one of the chain of forts to protect the frontiers during the period of Indian hostility following the defeat of General Edward Braddock.Map (db m1019) HM
23Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Veterans Memorial
William H. Durff WWI Frank E. Kuhn WWIIMap (db m152342) WM
24Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Veterans Memorial Park
This park was created in large part through the dedicated efforts and generous contributions of Arthur R. Burkhart Robert M. Currens Harold S. Garling, Treasurer Carl A. Naugle, Chairman Paul B. Noftsker, Secretary Original . . . Map (db m96178) HM
25Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — Vietnam War Memorial
These tablets are dedicated to and bear the names of the servicemen and women from Shippensburg and R.D.'s and nearby villages who served honorably in the American Armed Forces during the Vietnam War: July 1, 1958 -- May 7, 1975. This was a . . . Map (db m96085) HM
26Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — White-Washed in the Nick of Time: The Union (Sherman House) HotelShippensburg Civil War Trail
On this site in 1863 stood the crown jewel of Shippensburg's business district, the grand three-story Union Hotel that catered to the needs of both local businessmen and travelers. As the Rebel army advanced towards Shippensburg, the hotel's . . . Map (db m120026) HM
27Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — William C. Ashwell
Pri. Battery G. 7 Regt. Coast Artly Cor. Died in France Jan. 10, 1918 in his 22nd year. A Memorial by the Citizens to the First Soldier of Shippensburg to give his life for worlds peaceMap (db m120171) HM WM
28Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — World War II MemorialA. D. — 1941 — 1945
Died in Service Mark L. Bauserman • Paul H. Beidel • George W. Bert • Roy C. Buhrman • John L. Burkholder • Wilbur C. Burkholder • Wayne L. Clendening • William J. Dowd • Hugh Eckenrode • Robert M. Etter • John M. Fogelsanger • John H. . . . Map (db m96182) WM
 
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