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

Somerset County

 
 
Somerset County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
1. Somerset County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed April 17, 1795 out of Bedford County and named for Somersetshire, England. County seat of Somerset was incorporated in 1804. Settlement followed the course of Forbes Road, opened 1758. This farm county is noted for production of maple syrup.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsNatural ResourcesPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 1864.
 
Location. 40° 0.571′ N, 79° 4.705′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 601) and Union Street, on the right when traveling north on Center Avenue. Marker is on the SW grounds of the Somerset County Courthouse, near the war memorials. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 E Union Street, Somerset PA 15501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Somerset County World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Somerset County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Somerset County Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); County Jail & Sheriff's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
 
Somerset County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
2. Somerset County Marker
Courthouse in background.
Somerset County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
3. Somerset County Courthouse
Somerset County Courthouse<br>South Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
4. Somerset County Courthouse
South Front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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