Jersey Shore in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jersey Shore Cemetery War Memorial
Citizens of Jersey Shore and vicinity, to the memory of
the Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War;
War with England 1812-1814;
Mexican War of 1846-1848;
Civil War of 1861-1865,
and of the Spanish American War of 1898.
This column is from the State Capitol, erected in 1819-1821,
and destroyed by fire February 2, 1897.
”We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -
that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -
and that this government of the people, by the people,
for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” Lincoln.
Erected 1907 by The Citizens of Jersey Shore and Vicinity.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 41° 11.88′ N, 77° 16.041′ W. Marker is in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1103 Locust Street, Jersey Shore PA 17740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pine Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); 'Let's Go to the Jersey shore!' (approx. ¾ mile away); War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Major Keennan Post No. 349 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Antes (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey Shore.
Also see . . .
1. Jersey Shore Cemetery.
The two dominant landmarks at the cemetery are Mark Slonaker’s marker near the original area of land he donated, and the giant Civil War Memorial, a Corinthian Column, from the old Pennsylvania State House in Harrisburg which was destroyed by fire in 1897. One of the undamaged columns was hauled to Jersey Shore and erected in 1907 and dedicated on May 30, 1908, by Robert W. McCullough, then cemetery president.(Submitted on June 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Capitol Columns.
The monument was dedicated on May 30, 1908, by the citizens of Jersey Shore as a means of honoring locals who fought in the wars. The day of its dedication was complete with speakers, bands, and a(Submitted on June 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Must-see vintage photos of the Pa. Capitol fire in 1897. On Feb. 2, 1897, it was destroyed by a fire in the middle of a snowstorm. According to a 2001 story in The Patriot-News, Capitol workers had smelled smoke on that morning. Eventually, a Senate Library employee discovered that the interior walls were on fire after prying a baseboard loose in the lieutenant governor’s office. (Submitted on June 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.