John Nelson Davis

John Nelson Davis (HM57E)

Location: Salisbury, PA 15558 Somerset County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.155', W 79° 10.597'

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5 April 1835 - 28 February 1913

John Nelson Davis for whom Mt. Davis, Pa. is named was an early community leader in Southern Somerset County. He was a surveyor, school teacher, Superintendent of Schools for Elk Lick Township, Pa., and ordained minister, shook maker, farmer and during the Civil War he served as 1st. Sergeant of Company 'K', 171st. Pennsylvania Volunteers. he was one of the last surviving Civil War Veterans of this area.

Mr. Davis was a naturalist and was fascinated with Mt. Davis and the High Point thoughtout his life. It seems appropriate that the mountain is named in his honor. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased most of the land from Mr. Emma Humes in 1929. Smaller parcels were purchased from the Davis heirs in 1921 and 1942. In 1974 the 581 acres surrounding the High Point was set aside as the Mt. Davis Natural Area.

Donated by Donald Nevin Shrader, great grandson.
HM NumberHM57E
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 656133 N 4405586
Decimal Degrees39.78591667, -79.17661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.155', W 79° 10.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 9.30" N, 79° 10' 35.82" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1459 S Wolf Rock Rd, Salisbury PA 15558, US
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