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

Erie County

 
 
Erie County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Erie County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Named for Lake Erie, which took its own name from the Erie Indians. Erie, the county seat, was laid out 1795; made a city in 1851. Ships of Perry's fleet which won the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie were built here.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 7.719′ N, 80° 5.272′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on West 6th Street (Pennsylvania Route 5) 0.1 miles east of Sassafras Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Erie County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie County Courthouse Facade Restoration Project (a few steps from this marker); Erie County Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General Charles Manning Reed Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede (about 300 feet away); POW-MIA (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to Those Who Served in World War II
Erie County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Erie County Marker
At The Erie County Courthouse
(about 400 feet away); In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors from Erie County Who Gave Their Lives To Save The Union (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to Those Who Served in the World War (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Erie County, PA. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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