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

History of Grove City

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. History of Grove City Marker
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James Hunter came to Pine Grove in 1858 and homesteaded 65 acres, the origin of Hunter Farm (at the end of Greenwood Drive). His son, James Wilkin Hunter, later increased the size to about 300 acres. Hunter Farm retailed milk for about 20 years beginning in 1904 for five cents a quart.
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In the late 1800's, J.C. Shaw thought that gas could be found by boring for it on his land. He secured a franchise from the town to supply the area with gas. Instead of striking gas, he struck salt water. Undaunted, he erected a salt works, which produced a very fine grade of salt.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Joan Rose Foster.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 41° 9.523′ N, 80° 5.198′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. History of Grove City Marker
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Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 232 South Broad Street, 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. Joseph Foster (here, next to this marker); Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell (within shouting distance of this marker); McMullen Travel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named History of Grove City (within shouting distance of this marker); Ted Hines and Pine Instrument Company (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named History of Grove City (within shouting distance of this marker); James G. Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlie Ray (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on 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 . . .  The History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
History of Grove City Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
3. History of Grove City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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