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Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Founding of Grove City

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Founding of Grove City Marker
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In 1798 Valentine Cunningham, Grove City's founder, cleared a field by a winding creek and built a log cabin on what is now Liberty Street. His wife, Margaret, and their sons, Charles and James G., joined him. Valentine named the stream Wolf Creek as it was a watering place for wolves.
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Valentine Cunningham built a gristmill in 1799 on the west bank of Wolf Creek, the present site of the Grove City College Athletic Field. Margaret Cunningham, age 25, died in 1800. Valentine, age 30, died in 1806. Both are buried in the Old Presbyterian Cemetery on Greenwood Drive.
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Founded here in 1876, Grove City College continues its mission to provide a high quality education in a thoroughly Christian environment at an affordable cost. The college praises America's free society and and operates without federal funds to preserve the freedom to follow its mission.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. Founding of Grove City Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 41° 9.436′ N, 80° 5.228′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 173) north of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Grove City College Original Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grove City Newspaper History (about 400 feet away); Pine Grove Golf Course (about 400 feet away); History of Grove City (about 500 feet away); James G. Bell (about 500 feet away); Charlie Ray (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Grove City College History. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Founding of Grove City College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
3. Founding of Grove City College Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
4. Founding of Grove City Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
5. Founding of Grove City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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