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Berlin in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Berlin

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Berlin Marker
Inscription. This area was a center of protest during the Whiskey Rebellion. A riot occurred at the Berlin schoolhouse in June 1794. In September, according to local historians, Robert Philson raised a liberty pole at his log store on the square; he advised citizens to oppose U.S. laws. After federal troops arrived here in October, Gov. Thomas Mifflin had his headquarters in Dr. Christian Boerstler's house located on this site.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.228′ N, 78° 57.398′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at Trinity United Church of Christ, on Main Street between Vine Street and 6th Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Main Street, Berlin PA 15530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Robert Philson (about 600 feet away); Jeremiah S. Black (approx. 3.3 miles
Berlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Berlin Marker
Looking west along Main Street.
away); Deeter's Gap (approx. 4.9 miles away); Flora Black (approx. 7.1 miles away); Wind Power (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 7.2 miles away); Blue Star Memorial Highway (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berlin.
 
Also see . . .  The Whiskey Rebellion. (Submitted on August 20, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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