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

Huntingdon County

 
 
Huntingdon County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
1. Huntingdon County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed September 20, 1787 out of Bedford County. Named for the Countess of Huntingdon. Huntingdon, the county seat, was laid out in 1767. This county was developed by settlers attracted to its fertile agricultural land and its rich iron deposits.
 
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1824.
 
Location. 40° 29.021′ N, 78° 0.487′ W. Marker is in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in Huntingdon County. Marker is on Penn Street (Pennsylvania Route 26) near 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is near the south entrance to the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntingdon PA 16652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 222 Penn Street (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); 228 Penn Street (within shouting distance
Huntingdon County Courthouse-Full view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 8, 2015
2. Huntingdon County Courthouse-Full view
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of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Episcopal House (within shouting distance of this marker); Speer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntingdon County Annex 1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntingdon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Brief History of Huntingdon County’s Three Courthouses. Court website entry (Submitted on February 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Huntingdon County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
3. Huntingdon County Courthouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on February 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 22, 2022