Mary Jemison

Mary Jemison (HM7HM)

Location: Orrtanna, PA 17353 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 53.849', W 77° 25.561'

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In 1758, during the French & Indian War, a party of French soldiers and Shawnee took Mary Jemison from her home 3 miles north of here. Although most of her family and neighbors were killed, Mary was adopted by two Seneca women. Jemison lived with the tribe and in 1762 traveled to their tribal home on the Genesee River. She was known as "the White Woman of the Genesee." At war's end, she was offered her freedom but chose to stay with the tribe.
HM NumberHM7HM
Year Placed1947
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292595 N 4419196
Decimal Degrees39.89748333, -77.42601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 53.849', W 77° 25.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 53' 50.94" N, 77° 25' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5970-5984 U.S. 30, Orrtanna PA 17353, US
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