Philipsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Henry Simler House
— Oldest remaining structure in Philipsburg Pennsylvania —
Daughters of the American Colonists
Mrs. William J. McCamley State Regent 2003-2006
24 September 2005
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Colonists, Mrs. William J. McCamley State Regent.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
Location. 40° 53.804′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg PA 16866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philipsburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Halehurst (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Kyler Homestead (approx. 2.1 miles away); Osceola Mills (approx. 4 miles away); Plumbe Forge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Boggs Township (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ames Field (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
Regarding John Henry Simler House. Contributing property, Philipsburg Historic District, NRHP #99000881.
Also see . . .
1. Philipsburg’s Oldest Building, John Henry Simler House. “The Simler House, built around 1807, is really a first-class log cabin for the wilderness that Philipsburg then was. Among its more refined features are full basement, inside stairs, glass windows, pine paneling downstairs and a large stone fireplace. My great-great-great-grandfather Simler, who came to Philipsburg with the original settlers in 1797, (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Philipsburg Historic District (Wikipedia). The district includes 228 contributing buildings and 2 contributing sites in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Philipsburg. The oldest house is the John Henry Simler House (1807). (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.