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

Admiral Wm Sims

 
 
Admiral Wm Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2016
1. Admiral Wm Sims Marker
Inscription. Commander of the American forces in European waters in the first World War, naval writer and critic, entered the U.S. Naval Academy from this community in 1876. From 1883 to 1902, Sims family occupied the house opposite.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.333′ N, 77° 54.103′ W. Marker is in Rockhill, Pennsylvania, in Huntingdon County. Marker is on Valley Street (Pennsylvania Route 994) 0.2 miles south of Meadow Street (Pennsylvania Route 994), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orbisonia PA 17243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Broad Top Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bedford Furnace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Juniata Iron (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shadow of Death (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fort Shirley (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Shirley (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Union Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 10 miles away); Stone House (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Admiral Wm Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2016
2. Admiral Wm Sims Marker
Admiral Wm Sims House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2016
3. Admiral Wm Sims House
Rear-Admiral William Sowden Sims, U.S.N. image. Click for full size.
Image from The Life of Admiral Hahan, Charles Carlisle Taylor, 1920
4. Rear-Admiral William Sowden Sims, U.S.N.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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