Bellefonte in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bellefonte Air Mail Field
The initial stop on the first scheduled west-bound air mail flight was made here by Pilot Leon D. Smith on December 18, 1918. The site for the field was chosen by pioneer aviator Max Miller and was in regular use for air mail until 1925.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Communications. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1866.
Location. 40° 54.835′ N, 77° 45.7′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Bishop Street (State Highway 550) and School Street, on the right when traveling east on Bishop Street. Located in front of the Bellefonte Area High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 East Bishop Street, 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. Union Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); James A. "Billboard" Jackson (approx. Ύ mile away); John Montgomery Ward115 East High Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); To All Who Served (approx. 0.8 miles away); W. F. Reynolds and Co. Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away); Centre County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Centre County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefonte.
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Also see . . . Bellefonte Airport. Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association website entry (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,263 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.