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Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cunningham Memorial Park

 
 
Cunningham Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2012
1. Cunningham Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1798, on a nearby site, the first gristmill in this area was built by Valentine and Margaret Cunningham. Later another gristmill was established here. Soon a community was established. The town, first known as Pine Grove, was incorporated as the Borough of Grove City in 1883. In 1908 the mill was converted to become the first electric plant in Grove City.
This marker donated by Grove City College, Charles S. MacKenzie, President, Dedicated 1982.
 
Erected 1982 by Grove City College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 41° 9.335′ N, 80° 5.12′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) and Greenwood Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Across E. Main Street from the Grove City College Football Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grove City College Original Campus
Cunningham Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2012
2. Cunningham Memorial Park Marker
Remnants of the old foundation walls can be seen in the background.
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(about 800 feet away); Founding of Grove City (about 800 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Honorary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grove City Newspaper History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Grove Golf Course (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlie Ray (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
Cunningham Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2012
3. Cunningham Memorial Park Marker
Looking south on Greenwood Drive on the right.
Cunningham Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2012
4. Cunningham Memorial Park Marker
Grove City College Football field in the background on E. Main Street.
Cunningham Memorial Park Mill Stone image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2012
5. Cunningham Memorial Park Mill Stone
Old Mill Stone located within the park surrounded by old foundation walls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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