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

Centre County

 
 
Centre County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Centre County Marker
Inscription.  Formed on Feb. 13, 1800 from Huntingdon, Mifflin, Lycoming and Northumberland counties. Named for its location in the State, and home of the Pennsylvania State University. Five governors of Pennsylvania lived in Bellefonte, county seat laid out in 1795.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1795.
 
Location. 40° 54.73′ N, 77° 46.668′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Allegheny Street (State Highway 144) and High Street, on the right when traveling north on Allegheny Street. Located on the grounds 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. Centre County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Centre County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Andrew Gregg Curtin
Centre County Marker in Front of the Court House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Centre County Marker in Front of the Court House
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(a few steps from this marker); To All Who Served (a few steps from this marker); Bellefonte (a few steps from this marker); W. F. Reynolds and Co. Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); 115 East High Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockerhoff House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefonte.
 
Also see . . .
1. Centre County History. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Centre County Court House. (PDF) National Register documentation for the court house. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Centre County Government. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
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 807 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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