Lafayette College Founding

Lafayette College Founding (HMJTH)

Location: Easton, PA 18042 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.495', W 75° 12.519'

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At White's Hotel near here, on Dec. 27, 1824, local citizens gathered to found Lafayette College. One of their leaders, James Madison Porter, had recently met Lafayette during the French general's well-received American tour of 1824-25, that revived widespread patriotic sentiments about American independence. The College is one of the principal US memorials to this statesman and military leader instrumental in our nation's birth.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 482370 N 4504541
Decimal Degrees40.69158333, -75.20865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.495', W 75° 12.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 29.70" N, 75° 12' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 Centre Square, Easton PA 18042, US
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