Samuel Wright

Samuel Wright (HM2B3X)

Location: Columbia, PA 17512 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.047', W 76° 29.94'

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Born May 12, 1754 ~ Died September 7, 1811

Samuel Wright, Son of James and Rhoda Wright, was the original proprietor of Old Columbia. He named and laid out the bounds of the early town in what was then Wright's Ferry.
His generosity to his fellow townsmen was manifested in a grant of land and the creation of the Old Columbia Public Ground Company to administer it. Through the trusteeship the following benefits accrued to the town.
Creating and establishing the first water distribution system for the town.
Establishing the first school of higher learning in the town - "Washington Institute."
Providing this Locust Street Park, for the recreation and pleasure of the citizens of Columbia.
To his honor and memory is this tablet erected.
The presidents and managers
The Old Columbia Public Ground Company
Founded in 1821
HM NumberHM2B3X
Year Placed1957
Placed ByThe President and Managers of the Old Columbia Public Ground Company
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Date Added Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 372106 N 4432620
Decimal Degrees40.03411667, -76.49900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.047', W 76° 29.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 2.82" N, 76° 29' 56.4" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 523 Locust St, Columbia PA 17512, US
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