Birthplace of the Direct Primary

Birthplace of the Direct Primary (HMRH5)

Location: Meadville, PA 16335 Crawford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 38.326', W 80° 8.965'

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Here in Crawford County on Sept. 9, 1842, direct primary elections were born when county Democrats used this system to nominate candidates for the legislature and county offices. Republicans here began voting by this method in 1860. This "Crawford County System" gradually spread to other counties and to other states. By the early 20th century, it had become the nation's standard system for selecting party nominees for most offices.
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HM NumberHMRH5
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 570840 N 4610019
Decimal Degrees41.63876667, -80.14941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.326', W 80° 8.965'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 19.56" N, 80° 8' 57.90" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 358-364 E Center St, Meadville PA 16335, US
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