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Upper Moreland Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Willow Grove

Est. 1711

 
 
"Music Capital of America" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2019
1. "Music Capital of America" Marker
Inscription.  Once famous as a summer resort with large inns and therapeutic mineral springs Willow Grove Park concerts gave the community the title of "Music Capital of America"
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1711.
 
Location. 40° 8.535′ N, 75° 6.988′ W. Marker is in Upper Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Easton Road north of Moreland Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Easton Road, Willow Grove PA 19090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Manor House, ca. 1719 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Hall, 1925 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fountain House Inn, 1717 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Red Lion Inn, 1776 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 1889 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abington District World War I Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Abington Church and Graveyard
"Music Capital of America" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2019
2. "Music Capital of America" Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Moreland Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Willow Grove Park. (Submitted on June 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John MacCarley collection of Willow Grove Park concert programs. (Submitted on June 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 28, 2022