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

Erie County

 
 
Erie County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Erie County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Named for Lake Erie, which took its own name from the Erie Indians. Erie, the county seat, was laid out 1795; made a city in 1851. Ships of Perry's fleet which won the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie were built here.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 7.719′ N, 80° 5.272′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on West 6th Street (Pennsylvania Route 5) 0.1 miles east of Sassafras Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the Erie County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cashier's House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Visit (approx. mile away); Harry T. Burleigh (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gideon Ball House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Leverett Morrison (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Paul Allman Siple (approx. half a mile away); USS Michigan Anchor (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
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Erie County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Erie County Marker
At The Erie County Courthouse
 Welcome to Erie County, PA. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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