Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Named for Lake Erie, which took its own name from the Erie Indians. Erie, the county seat, was laid out 1795; made a city in 1851. Ships of Perry's fleet which won the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie were built here.
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Native Americans • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 12, 1851.
Location. 42° 7.719′ N, 80° 5.272′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on West 6th Street (Pennsylvania Route 5) 0.1 miles east of Sassafras Street, on the right when traveling west. Located on the grounds of the Erie County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie County Courthouse Facade Restoration Project (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Era Conflict Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General Charles Manning Reed Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede (about 300 feet away); POW-MIA (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to Those Who Served in World War II (about 400 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to Those Who Served in the World War (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
Also see . . . Erie County, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 9, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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