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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rural Electrification

 
 
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 23, 2010
1. Rural Electrification Marker
Inscription.  In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this Commonwealth. Adams Electric Cooperative at Gettysburg, serving members in south-central Pennsylvania, was incorporated on August 21, 1940.
 
Erected 1990 by The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Rural Electrification 💡 series lists.
 
Location. 39° 51.774′ N, 77° 14.298′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Biglerville Road (Pennsylvania Route 34) just south of South Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is out in front of the Adams Electric Cooperative Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1380 Biglerville Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Adams Electric Cooperative Sign image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 23, 2010
2. Adams Electric Cooperative Sign
Sign with the historical marker right next to it
are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel A. Cobean Farm (approx. ¾ mile away); William Ross Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hardaway Alabama Artillery (approx. one mile away); Daniel's Brigade (approx. one mile away); The King William Artillery (approx. one mile away); Eternal Peace Light (approx. one mile away); Rodes's Division (approx. one mile away); General Rodes Attacks (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc., 1380 Biglerville Road image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 23, 2010
3. Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc., 1380 Biglerville Road
This view is taken looking toward the northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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