Near Ford City in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Honor of Nellie Bly
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
May 5, 1867 - Jan. 27, 1922
Journalist and Humanitarian
In 1889 she traveled around the world in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes, establishing a world record. Elected to Penna. Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1972.
Born at Cochrans Mills
Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn New York.
Erected 1978 by Nellie Bly Questers Chapter #533 of Armstrong Co. PA.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Exploration • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1803.
Location. 40° 40.405′ N, 79° 27.914′ W. Marker is near Ford City, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Marker can be reached from Route 2025, 0.3 miles west of Cochrans Mills. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ford City PA 16226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Lieutenant Michael Schall, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Cochran Mills Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blanket Hill (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Blanket Hill (approx. 6.8 miles Vandergrift (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Vandergrift (approx. 7.1 miles away); St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ford City.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted to a grindstone wheel
Also see . . . Nellie Bly at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.