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

Montour County

 
 
Montour County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
1. Montour County Marker
Inscription. Formed May 2, 1850 from Columbia County. Named for the Indian woman leader, Madame Montour. Site of the first manufacture of iron T rails for railroads. Inventor of typewriter, Christopher Sholes, born here. County seat, Danville, was incorporated 1849.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 57.618′ N, 76° 37.14′ W. Marker is in Danville, Pennsylvania, in Montour County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and Market Street on Mill Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the lawn of the Montour County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Mill Street, Danville PA 17821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America (here, next to this marker); Montour County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); The North Branch Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Iron Rails (approx. 0.3 miles away); Montgomery House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christopher Sholes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 6.4 miles away); Washingtonville Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .
Montour County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. Montour County Marker
 Montour County, Pennsylvania, Official Website. (Submitted on November 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Montour County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
3. Montour County Courthouse
Montour County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 17, 2015
4. Montour County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on November 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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