Humphrey Marshall

Humphrey Marshall (HM19JD)

Location: West Chester, PA 19382 Chester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.989', W 75° 40.88'

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— Eminent Botanist, Author, Stone Mason, & Scientist —

Marshalton was named in honor of Humphry Marshall, noted 18th century scientist and stone mason, whose botanical garden and home are adjacent to the Center House property. Humphrey's name appears on many of the tavern license petitions, and he may have had a hand in the tavern's remarkable stonework. Humphrey's nephew Abraham Marshall III purchased the Center House from Joseph Martin in April, 1776, but did not run the tavern himself until 1786. Aside from Humphrey's local fame as a craftsman, he became known worldwide in 1785, when he published what is believed to be the first American essay on native trees and shrubs, Arbustum Americanum the American Grove. Humphrey, like his cousin John Bartrum, spent much of his life dedicated to the study, cataloging, and collection of North American plants. Unlike his impact on this region, particularly his public service and interest in developing the Strasburg Road, Humphrey's contributions to science have often gone overlooked. Humphry Marshall continues, as he has in the past, to be a role model of citizenship and personal character for the people of Chester County.
HM NumberHM19JD
Year Placed2006
Placed ByFriends of Martins Tavern
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 441798 N 4422409
Decimal Degrees39.94981667, -75.68133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.989', W 75° 40.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 59.34" N, 75° 40' 52.80" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1406 W Strasburg Rd, West Chester PA 19382, US
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