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Frenchville in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frenchville

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
1. Frenchville Marker
Inscription. French immigrants settled the area in 1832. A pure strain of the French language was spoken here until the 1960's. Since St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1870, it has been the site of the annual Frenchville Picnic. The first white burial in the county (1771) was French seaman Tohas Auxe, who died enroute from Canada to New Orleans. The stone was discovered on a local farm in 1896.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 41° 6.274′ N, 78° 13.156′ W. Marker is in Frenchville, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Frenchville Road and St. Mary's Lane, on the right when traveling west on Frenchville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frenchville PA 16836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Karthaus Furnace (approx. 5.4 miles away); French and Indian War Expedition (approx. 11.2 miles away); Zenas Leonard (approx. 11.6 miles away); Dimeling Bridge (approx. 13.4 miles away); Plumbe Forge (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Frenchville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
2. Frenchville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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