McVeytown in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Born here April 9, 1839. Conservationist and father of the State Forest idea in Pennsylvania. Pioneer in development of forest fire control, reforestation, and scientific forestry.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1944.
Location. 40° 29.973′ N, 77° 44.427′ W. Marker is in McVeytown, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is on U.S. 22/522 near Holiday Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Veytown PA 17051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Home of Abraham Rothrock, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Juniata Iron (approx. 4.7 Three Locks (approx. 5.1 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 7˝ miles away); Fort Granville (approx. 9˝ miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granville (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McVeytown.
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Trimble Rothrock. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Joseph Rothrock in Appletons' Cyclopedia (1900). (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.