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

Philipsburg

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 6, 2012
1. Philipsburg Marker
Inscription.  "In 1797, to a wilderness of trees 150 feet tall. Clear streams, wild beasts, and friendly Cornplanter Indians, came 12 families who accepted Henry Philips' offer of free land. Here they built Mashannon Town, now Philipsburg.
 
Erected by Moshannon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 40° 53.793′ N, 78° 13.242′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street and East Presqueisle Street (Pennsylvania Route 53), on the left when traveling south on North 3rd Street. Located at the Philipsburg Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg PA 16866, 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. John Henry Simler House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Halehurst (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Church
Philipsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 6, 2012
2. Philipsburg Marker
At Philipsburg Town Hall
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Kyler Homestead (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indian Paths (approx. 2.4 miles away); Osceola Mills (approx. 4 miles away); Plumbe Forge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Boggs Township (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Philipsburg Founders Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 6, 2012
3. Philipsburg Founders Sign
Doctor Konrad Bergmann
Joseph Barth (Bart)
Jacob Deimling
Eberhart Klumbach
William Leary
Doctor John Lepoldt
James McAuley
Jacob Meyer
Christian Ries (Rees)
John Schilloh
John Henry Simler
John George Schultz
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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