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

Rural Electrification

 
 
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, March 29, 2008
1. Rural Electrification Marker
Inscription. In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, serving seven counties from headquarters at Huntingdon, was incorporated November 1, 1938.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 28.42′ N, 78° 2.326′ W. Marker is near Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in Huntingdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road (Pennsylvania Route 26) and Hordubay Road, on the right when traveling south on Fairgrounds Road. Click for map. Marker was moved to this location. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10700 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon PA 16652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithfield Township World War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Martin G. Brumbaugh (approx. 1.3 miles away); McMurtrie Mansion (approx. 1.7 miles away); J. Simpson Africa (approx. 1.7 miles away); David R. Porter (approx. 1.7 miles away); Onojutta Juniata Achsinnink Standing Stone
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 6, 2017
2. Rural Electrification Marker
In its new location
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Speer House (approx. 1.7 miles away); 228 Penn Street (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntingdon.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, March 29, 2008
3. Rural Electrification Marker
In its previous location
 
 
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