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New Millport in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Bell Site Dig

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
1. The Bell Site Dig Marker
Inscription.  From 1979-1985, Harry Matlack discovered 126 Late Woodland Indian graves with encampments dating from 1500 to 1650 at the old Grier Bell Farm near here. This site was a three-component village, home for at least three different groups, each building on the ruins was of the preceding one. The first white child born in the county, Grier Bell (1799-1882) is buried on the family farm at the dig site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1500.
 
Location. 40° 53.683′ N, 78° 32.498′ W. Marker is in New Millport, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on Douglas Road, 0.1 miles south of Old Station Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Millport PA 16861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Draft Resistance (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bloody Knox (approx. 4.2 miles away); McClure Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); The First Church in Clearfield County
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
2. The Bell Site Dig Marker
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Curwensville Dam (approx. 4.4 miles away); Trout Water (approx. 5.6 miles away); Doughboy Monument (approx. 5.6 miles away); 2004 Bicentennial Raft (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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