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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° 54.418′ N, 77° 46.993′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Willowbank Street (State Highway 550), on the right when traveling east. 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. Pennsylvania Match Factory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gateway & Destination Locations (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bellefonte, Centre County ~ Gateway to the Lumber Heritage Region (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Airmail Pioneers
Bellefonte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Bellefonte Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucinda Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bellefonte Governors Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bellefonte Governors Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans' Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefonte.
 
Also see . . .  Bellefonte City History. (Submitted on June 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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