Marietta in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Commerce developed with the completion of the Pennsylvania Canal (1833) and the railroad between Harrisburg and Columbia (1850). Local entrepreneurs developed thriving iron and lumber businesses. Immigrant workers and river men gave the town a reputation for rowdiness that was in contrast to its academic and religious aspects. Fine Federal and Victorian residences were built as well as homes for artisans and laborers. Annexation of areas east and west of the town increased the borough's boundary in the 1970s.
Marietta citizens have served in the Armed Forces in every conflict since the War of 1812. Depressions periodically devastated local commercial and industrial enterprises. Recurrent floods and ice jams sometimes
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 3.468′ N, 76° 33.163′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of North Waterford Avenue and North New Haven Street, on the right when traveling south on North Waterford Avenue. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of the old Marietta Town Hall, near the southeast entrance to the building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women in Marietta (here, next to this marker); Those Who Served From Marietta in World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Buried StoryThe Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Skip Hoist / Oil Shed (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stone Base of the Chimney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . Marietta, Pennsylvania. Marietta contains an architectural gallery of historic homes including Victorian, Colonial American, Gothic Cottages, and Log cabins. Four of these historic buildings have been restored; the old Town Hall: that houses a museum, the old Bank: that houses a business, the Union Meeting House and the Community House that both host weddings and other events. (Submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.