The Murder of Benjamin Yost

The Murder of Benjamin Yost (HM1MJW)

Location: Tamaqua, PA 18252 Schuylkill County
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N 40° 47.797', W 75° 58.66'

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During the early morning hours of July 6, 1875, police officer Benjamin F. Yost was murdered on this corner as he climbed a ladder to extinguish the street lamp. Alleged members of the Molly Maguires were convicted of the murder and were hanged June 21, 1877. Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Year Placed2004
Placed ByTamaqua Area Partnership
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Date Added Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 417523 N 4516639
Decimal Degrees40.79661667, -75.97766667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.797', W 75° 58.66'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 47.82" N, 75° 58' 39.6" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-465 US-209, Tamaqua PA 18252, US
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