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Willow Grove in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Music Capital of America"

Historic Willow Grove

 

— Est. 1711 —

 
"Music Capital of America" Marker image. Click for full size.
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: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 8.535′ N, 75° 6.988′ W. Marker is in Willow Grove, 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.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2019
2. "Music Capital of America" Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willow Grove.
 
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 June 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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