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

Cambria County

 
 
Cambria County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
1. Cambria County Marker
Inscription.  Formed March 26, 1804 out of Huntingdon and Somerset counties. Its name, dating from Roman Britain, means "Wales." County seat, Ebensburg, was incorporated 1825. Famed Portage Railroad extended west to Johnstown. Birthplace of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 29.046′ N, 78° 43.494′ W. Marker is in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of South Center Street and Lloyd Street, on the right when traveling north on South Center Street. Located at the Cambria County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ebensburg PA 15931, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Penn-Eben Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loretto (approx. 4.6 miles away); Charles M. Schwab
Cambria County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
2. Cambria County Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (approx. 5.1 miles away); Demetrius Gallitzin (approx. 5.1 miles away); John Brophy (approx. 6 miles away); Ku Klux Klan Riot (approx. 6.8 miles away); Admiral Peary Park (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Cambria County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cambria County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on February 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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