Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

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(7-02) John Brown House

Marker: John Brown boarded in this house for a while in the summer of 1859 under the name of "Smith." While in Chambersburg he secretly received firearms and ammunition. Later in 1859, Brown led a raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry

(7-02) Old Franklin County Jail

Marker: Of Georgian design this jail was built in 1818 and was in continuous use for 152 years. The third oldest building in the borough, it survived the burning of Chambersburg by Confederate forces during the Civil War


(7-02) Memorial Fountain and Union Soldier Statue

Marker: Erected at center of Memorial Square to honor over 5,000 Franklin County soldiers who served in Civil War, 1861-1865. Secured through gifts of Franklin County citizens and dedicated July 17, 1878. Entered in national register of historic places, May 19, 1978. Rebuilt through gifts of Franklin County citizens and rededicated October 6, 1979. Tablets surrounding fountain honor Franklin County citizens who served in all U.S. wars. One plaque commemorates the meeting of General R. E. Lee and A. P. Hill before the Battle of Gettysburg. Reconstruction of Memorial Square - A public facility - 1981. Funded in part through a grant from the land and water conservations fund, U. S. department of the interior and public contributions

  (7-02) Confederate Conference marker on Memorial Square

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