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

Blair County

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
1. Blair County Marker
Inscription.  Formed on February 26, 1846 from Bedford and Huntingdon counties. Named for the Honorable John Blair, a prominent citizen who died in 1832. Hollidaysburg, county seat, was incorporated 1836. City of Altoona, founded 1849, became a major railroad center.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1902.
 
Location. 40° 25.686′ N, 78° 23.467′ W. Marker is in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of Allegheny Street and Union Street, on the right when traveling west on Allegheny Street. Located at the Blair County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hollidaysburg PA 16648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel Hale Williams (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Blair (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Family
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); First High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adam Holliday (approx. 0.2 miles away); Canal Basin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jaycee Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollidaysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Blair County Pennsylvania. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Government
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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