Simon Girty

Simon Girty (HMD0)

Location: Harrisburg, PA 17110 Dauphin County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 20.51', W 76° 54.554'

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(1741-1818). Frontiersman known as the "Great Renegade" was born nearby. Captured by Indians, 1756, he lived among the Senecas and learned their language and culture. Following his release, he became an interpreter for the American army; deserted in 1778. Afterwards he led British and Native American war parties against frontier settlements. Hostile to the U.S. in War of 1812. Regarded as a loyalists by some and a "white savage" by others, he remains controversial. He died in Canada.
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HM NumberHMD0
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:05pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 337839 N 4467447
Decimal Degrees40.34183333, -76.90923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.51', W 76° 54.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 30.60" N, 76° 54' 33.24" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5264-5398 N Front St, Harrisburg PA 17110, US
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