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

Education - A Local Priority

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. Education - A Local Priority Marker
Inscription. The first school began in 1839 in a private home. In 1873 a large three-story brick building, including a high school, was erected on this site. In 1928 it was replaced by the present building, completely equipped, a gift to the community by Harry J. Crawford as a memorial to his wife and parents. Over the years students from a wide area received their education within these walls, many traveling by train or walking miles into Emlenton on a daily basis.

In 1996 the building was closed as an elementary school and the Crawford Center was established. It is now the site of private shops and public functions.

Higher education was promoted by the local school system, aided even today by college scholarships offered by local benefactors.
 
Erected by Oil Heritage Region.
 
Location. 41° 10.676′ N, 79° 42.569′ W. Marker is in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hill Street and Kerr Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emlenton PA 16373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crawford Family
Education - A Local Priority Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. Education - A Local Priority Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Main Street Development (about 300 feet away); Emlenton At Leisure (about 300 feet away); H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story (about 400 feet away); Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs (about 400 feet away); James Bennett - Premier Entrepeneur (about 400 feet away); The Emlenton Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emlenton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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