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

Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2021
1. Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Marker
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[Marker is primarily informational; historical tidbits are transcribed as follows]

The Foxburg Library, built in 1909, was endowed to the town by the Fox family. Lincoln Hall stands on the upper level [and is] home to concerts and cultural events.
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Oil City
First settled in 1803, this is a remarkable city with a rich heritage and architecture born out of the discovery of oil and the growth of the oil industry. Oil City is home to the National Transit Building, a hub for artisans, and offers many other outdoor activities both on land and water.

Emlenton
Located along the Allegheny River, the Borough is a recreational destination. Once known for having more millionaires per capita than everywhere else in the world it still has small town American charm, history and modern outdoor recreation with river access, the bike trail and the Pumping Jack Museum.

Franklin
As the County Seat of Venango County, Franklin has a rich history dating back to colonial

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times. The well-preserved downtown and the charming neighborhoods showcase the Victorian style. Officially designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community, the city is a short ride from the trailhead.

Parker
Parker was incorporated March 1, 1873 in the midst of the western Pennsylvania oil boom when its population surged to more than 20,000; it is now referred to as the "Smallest City in the U.S.A.", population 840. Outdoor recreation abounds including river access and the North Country National Scenic Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 41° 8.334′ N, 79° 40.679′ W. Marker is in Foxburg, Pennsylvania, in Clarion County. Markers are at the south end of Main Street/Short Street where they meet the Allegheny River Trail (former railroad grade made into a rail-trail) and River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foxburg PA 16036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foxburg (here, next to this marker); F.H. Ball Steam Engine (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foxburg Golf Course (approx. half a mile away); Foxburg Country Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rural Electrification

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(approx. 2.7 miles away); The Emlenton Mill (approx. 3 miles away); James Bennett - Premier Entrepeneur (approx. 3.1 miles away); Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foxburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Foxburg, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Venango County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
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 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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