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

Somerset County

 
 
Somerset County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
1. Somerset County Marker
Inscription.
Formed April 17, 1795 out of Bedford County and named for Somersetshire, England. County seat of Somerset was incorporated in 1804. Settlement followed the course of Forbes Road, opened 1758. This farm county is noted for production of maple syrup.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.571′ N, 79° 4.705′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 601) and Union Street, on the right when traveling north on Center Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the SW grounds of the Somerset County Courthouse, near the war memorials. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 E. Union Street, Somerset PA 15501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Somerset County World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Somerset County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Somerset County Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Somerset County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
2. Somerset County Marker
Courthouse in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Schneider (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Bible (about 700 feet away); Edgewood Aerie 1801 F.O.E. World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ankeny Square (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentNatural ResourcesPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Somerset County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
3. Somerset County Courthouse
Somerset County Courthouse<br>South Front image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
4. Somerset County Courthouse
South Front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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