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Bellefonte in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bellefonte

 
 
Bellefonte Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Bellefonte Marker
Inscription. Laid out by James Dunlop and James Harris, 1795. Named by Talleyrand for "beautiful fountain". Early center of the iron industry. One-time home of five of Pennsylvania's governors.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.721′ N, 77° 46.677′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Allegheny Street (Pennsylvania Highway 144), in the median on High Street. Click for map. Located in front of the County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Bellefonte PA 16823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centre County (a few steps from this marker); Centre County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna Wagner Keichline (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew G. Curtin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mills Brothers (about 300 feet away); James A. "Billboard" Jackson (about 500 feet away); Bellefonte Governors Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucinda Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellefonte.
 
More about this marker. This marker is duplicated at a
Bellefonte Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Bellefonte Marker
location on Willowbank Street.
 
Also see . . .  Bellefonte City History. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Big Springs Dam Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Big Springs Dam
In the center of Bellefonte is a city park featuring a pond fed by the springs.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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