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

Loretto

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
1. Loretto Marker
Inscription.  This village, 3.5 miles northwest of here, was founded 1799 by Prince Gallitzin as a Catholic colony. The site of the priest -missioner's grave is here. Charles Schwab, steel king, had his home in Loretto, and is buried here.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 40° 27.603′ N, 78° 35.857′ W. Marker is in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Joseph Street (Pennsylvania Route 1005) and Admiral Peary Highway (Pennsylvania Route 2014) on St. Joseph Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cresson PA 16630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert E. Peary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Admiral Peary Park (about 600 feet away); Portage Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away);
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
2. Loretto Marker
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Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lemon House (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Lemon House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Levels (approx. 2.4 miles away); Engine House No. 6 (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Michael Schwab at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 3, 2014, 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 456 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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