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

Rural Electrification

 
 
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
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. Somerset Rural Electric Cooperative, serving four counties in Pennsylvania and one in Maryland, was incorporated on March 14, 1939.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.747′ N, 79° 2.903′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Industrial Park Road and Drum Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Industrial Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerset PA 15501, 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 Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. mile away); Blue Star Memorial Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wind Power (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flight 93 National Memorial
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Rural Electrification Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Harmon Husband (approx. 1.3 miles away); 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Adam Schneider (approx. 1.8 miles away); Somerset County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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