Harris Township in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
28th Division Shrine
Dedicated to heroic dead of Pennsylvania's famed 28th in two world wars. The Division was created Sept., 1917. The Shrine was founded by Col. Theodore Boal and made a State memorial in 1932
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 40° 46.805′ N, 77° 47.835′ W. Marker is in Harris Township, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of East Boal Avenue (Business U.S. 322) and Old Boalsburg Road, on the right when traveling west on East Boal Avenue. Located at the entrance to the 28th Infantry Division Shrine. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M4A1(76)W General Sherman Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M114A2 Towed 155mm Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Troop 28th Division 112th Machine Gun Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordnance QF, 4.5-inch Howitzer Mark II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (about 400 feet away); 103rd Engineers (about 500 feet away); Twin 40mm Self-propelled Gun, M42A1 Duster (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harris Township.
Also see . . .
1. 28th Infantry Division Shrine. Pennsylvania Military Museum website entry (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 28th Infantry Division Association. The 28th is considered America's oldest Army division, dating to 1879. (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 28th Division Shrine - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.