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White Deer in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Widow Catherine Smith

 
 
Widow Catherine Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Widow Catherine Smith Marker
Inscription. Built a stone house on this site in 1774, operating saw and grist mills that stood near the intersection of the present highway. During 1776, she completed the boring mill where a great many gun barrels for the Continental Army were manufactured.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 4.517′ N, 76° 52.329′ W. Marker is in White Deer, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old U.S. 15 and Park Road (Pennsylvania Road 1010), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Deer PA 17887, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warrior Run Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Col. Matthew Smith (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fort Freeland (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Freeland (approx. 3.8 miles away); "Remembrance of Things Past" (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Milton Fair (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Turbot Hills Golf Club (approx. 3.9 miles away); Adult Baseball, Softball, and Basketball Programs (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Union County Historical Society: The Remarkable Widow Catherine Smith
Wide view of the Widow Catherine Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Widow Catherine Smith Marker
Located on the approximate site of Widow Smith's mills along the banks of the White Deer Creek.
. (Submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Widow Smith's Walk | News of Yesteryear. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Widow Catherine Smith - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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