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The land between Betzwood and Schrack's corner was inherited by the Schrack children from their mother, Mary Elizabeth Norris Schrack, a lineal descendant of the celebrated Quaker Family. Her father Charles Norris, grandson of Isaac Norris, had no…
(front) Hartranft 1830 - 1889 (right side) Norris City Rifles 1857 Lieut. Colonel 1 Bat'n 2 Div. PA Militia 1858 Colonel 1 Bat'n 2 Div. PA Militia 1859 Colonel 4 Reg. Infantry PA. Vols. 1861 Colonel 51 Reg. Infantry PA Vols. 1861 Brigad…
700 feet N.E. of this memorial stood the log cabin from which David Rittenhouse observed the transit of Venus June 3, 1769. Permission to use this site was given by Herbert T. Ballard, owner of this property.
David Rittenhouse, born in 1732, lived here until 1770. Here he began his distinguished scientific career; and computed and observed the transit of Venus, 1769. Spent later years in Philadelphia, where he dies in 1796.
Originally built in 1762, the mansion later became the first home in America of the noted artist, naturalist and author, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Here, he began his studies of American birds and wildlife, which he portrayed so vividly in hi…
In memory of soldiers ofWashington's Army whodied in the old barn, usedas a hospital, five hundredyards northeast fromthis place, during thewinter of 1777-78 Erected Dec. 17, 1925
Noted for a major role in establishing and defending an independent Vermont in 1777, he was a frontier entrepreneur, an officer of the Green Mountain Boys and in the 1775 American Revolution northern campaign. Allen was an author and principal fou…
Erected in memoryof the men and womenof West Norriton Townshipwho served in the World War1917-1918
David Rittenhouse, colonial scientist, astronomer, and instrument maker, lived on a nearby farm, where he built a telescope, said to be first made in America, and observed the transit of Venus in 1769.