Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ralph Elwood Brock
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 50.41′ N, 77° 32.654′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (Route 233) and Slabtown Road on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Brown Raid (here, next to this marker); Captain John E. Cook (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania State Forest Academy (here, next to this marker); George H. Wirt (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penn State Mont Alto Campus (about 700 feet away); Conklin Hall Chestnut Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Snow Hill Cloister (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mont Alto.
More about this marker. The marker is next to the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy marker. Brock worked in and later managed the forest nursery across the street. Further east on Route 233, at the top of South Mountain in the Michaux State Forest, is the Pennsylvania State Seed Tree Orchard also named for Ralph Brock.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Country's first African-American forester was part of state class. 2004 article by Doug Oster in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It includes a photo of a young Ralph Brock. (Submitted on May 8, 2007.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Environment • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,911 times since then. Last updated on November 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.