Martin Chartier - Washington Boro, PA
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N 39° 59.885 W 076° 28.394
18S E 374239 N 4428583
Quick Description: Interesting roadside, bronze marker set into large, stone detailing the exploits of a 17th century, well-noted indian trader and interpreter.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 8:56:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMCADK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

The marker was erected in 1925 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Lancaster County Historical Society. The marker is is at the intersection of River Road PA 441 and Charlestown Road, on the right when traveling south on River Road PA 441. The bronze plaque is in terrific shape despite its age of eighty-six years. The stone is rather tall and roughly hewn and roadside so it is easy to spot. The marker reads:

- Died 1718 -
Noted indian trader and interpreter
in early Pennsylvania and Maryland
Frenchman from Canada
who resided
at Fort St. Louis
of the Sieur de la Salle
in present Illinois, 1684-1690
A leader thence of the Shawnee Indians
to Maryland, 1662, and to Susquehanna River
at Pequea Creek, now Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, 1697
Agent in William Penn's treaties
with the indians of the Susquehanna
settler here in later years
at the site of Washington Borough
on a 300 acre tract
granted to him by Penn
Father by his Shawnee wife
of
Peter Chartier
The indian trader and interpreter.

Group that erected the marker: The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Lancaster County Historical Society

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
1921-1939 Water Street
Washington Boro, PA USA
17582


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