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

Celestia

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
1. Celestia Marker
Inscription. Peter E. Armstrong founded a religious community here in 1850. He envisioned his followers as "wilderness exiles" in a "City of Heaven" on this mountaintop. In 1864 the land was deeded to Almighty God "and to His heirs in Jesus Messiah." Because of the "owner's" nonpayment of taxes, the county sold the land in 1876 to A.T. Armstrong, Peter's son. Peter Armstrong himself struggled to continue this community before he died in 1887.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 25.31′ N, 76° 31.507′ W. Marker is in Laporte, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 42. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laporte PA 18626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merritt Field Airport (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Theodore Joseph Saul, Capt. M.C. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sullivan County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sullivan County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Eagles Mere Chautauqua (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hotel Eagles Mere
Celestia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
2. Celestia Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Harold "Red" Grange (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Woolen Factory (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laporte.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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