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Bellefonte in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bellefonte

 
 
Bellefonte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Bellefonte Marker
Inscription.  Laid out by James Dunlop and James Harris, 1795. Named by Talleyrand for "beautiful fountain". Early center of the iron industry. One-time home of five of Pennsylvania's governors.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 54.721′ N, 77° 46.677′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Allegheny Street (Pennsylvania Highway 144), in the median on High Street. Located in front of the County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellefonte PA 16823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Gregg Curtin (a few steps from this marker); Centre County (a few steps from this marker); To All Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Centre County Veterans Memorial
Bellefonte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Bellefonte Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Centre County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockerhoff House (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna Wagner Keichline (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew G. Curtin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefonte.
 
More about this marker. This marker is duplicated at a location on Willowbank Street.
 
Also see . . .  Bellefonte City History. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Big Springs Dam image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Big Springs Dam
In the center of Bellefonte is a city park featuring a pond fed by the springs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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