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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Columbia County, PA (64) Luzerne County, PA (215) Lycoming County, PA (111) Montour County, PA (18) Northumberland County, PA (59) Schuylkill County, PA (54) Sullivan County, PA (37)  ColumbiaCounty(64) Columbia County (64)  LuzerneCounty(215) Luzerne County (215)  LycomingCounty(111) Lycoming County (111)  MontourCounty(18) Montour County (18)  NorthumberlandCounty(59) Northumberland County (59)  SchuylkillCounty(54) Schuylkill County (54)  SullivanCounty(37) Sullivan County (37)
Adjacent to Columbia County, Pennsylvania
    Luzerne County (215)
    Lycoming County (111)
    Montour County (18)
    Northumberland County (59)
    Schuylkill County (54)
    Sullivan County (37)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Benton — Fishing Creek Confederacy
Alarmed about draft resistance, the federal government deployed 800 troops to the Fishing Creek Valley in August 1864 to suppress the opposition. Peace Democrats suspected of Confederate sympathies were questioned at the Christian church near this . . . Map (db m89911) HM
2Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Benton — Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m161959) WM
3Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — 9/11 Memorial
Dedicated to all firefighters, police officers, EMS workers and all others who lost their lives to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and all those who carry on. These metal fragments are from remains of the Twin Towers that . . . Map (db m134844) HM WM
4Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Berwick Founder, Settlers, and Pioneers — 1786 • 1936
(front) 1747 — Evan Owen — 1819 Purchaser of the Site and Founder of the Town. - First Settlers - 1786 Robert and John Brown named the town Berwick, after Berwick-upon-Tweed, England - Pioneers - . . . Map (db m119515) HM
5Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Edith Emaline Orvis — 1877 • 1971 — Christian Humanitarian —
Who gave her talents in loving concern to the immigrants of 1919 - Berwick - 1961Map (db m119527) HM
6Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Evan Owen
To honor the memory of Evan Owen Founder of Berwick Evan Owen 1746 1819 His wife Jane Owen 1751 1829Map (db m119567) HM
7Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Gene Harvey
In memory of Gene Harvey who for 48 years delighted Berwick's children and adults with his unselfish portrayal of Santa ClausMap (db m119509) HM
8Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Jackson Mansion
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m119565) HM
9Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Nescopeck
Name of Shawnee-Delaware Indian village located here. From Braddock's defeat in 1755 until Fort Augusta was built in 1756, it was a rallying point for Indians hostile to the English.Map (db m167150) HM
10Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty The . . . Map (db m119508) HM
11Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Stuart Tank
During WWII, 9,135 American Car & Foundry workers from the surrounding region produced 15,224 tanks for American and Allied Forces. The first US tank fabricated on an assembly line, the Stuart was favored for its speed and mobility and saw action . . . Map (db m134841) HM
12Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — World War II Memorial
These memorial rose beds dedicated in commemoration of our men and women who served in World War II Let none forget they gave their all and faltered not when came the callMap (db m119529) WM
13Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — World War Memorial — 1914 • In Memoriam • 1918
Dedicated to all men of Berwick and Vicinity who fought in the World War - to those who fought and lived, and those who fought and died; to those who gave much, and those who gave all. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Arthur Belles • . . . Map (db m119513) WM
14Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 100-106 West Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m89851) HM
15Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 111 West Main Street
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119388) HM
16Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 118 East Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119404) HM
17Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 128 West Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119427) HM
18Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 134-140 East Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119426) HM
19Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 142-144 West Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119428) HM
20Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 225 Market Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119386) HM
21Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 235 Market Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119342) HM
22Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 246 West Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116464) HM
23Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 259 West Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116462) HM
24Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 261 West Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116461) HM
25Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 317 Market Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119341) HM
26Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 325 Market Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119340) HM
27Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 401 Market Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119337) HM
28Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 419 Market Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119336) HM
29Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 445-447 Market Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119329) HM
30Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 56-64 East Main Street
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119402) HM
31Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Beth Israel Congregation
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119473) HM
32Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Carver Hall
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116465) HM
33Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Columbia County
Formed March 22, 1813 out of Northumberland County. Named in honor of America. County seat, Bloomsburg, became this State's only incorporated town in 1870. A Friends meetinghouse was built at Catawissa about 1789. "Twin covered bridges" at Forks are . . . Map (db m89850) HM
34Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Columbia County Courthouse
The first Columbia County Courthouse was built on this site in 1848. It was designed by Napoleon LeBrun, the same architect who designed the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The original courthouse is not the core of the building you see here. If . . . Map (db m89892) HM
35Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — David Jewett Waller — Born at Wilkesbarre, Jan'y 16, 1815 — Died Dec. 7, 1893 — Son of Phineas and Elizabeth Jewett Waller —
First Pastor Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg Pa., 1839 - 1871Map (db m119472) HM
36Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — First Presbyterian Church
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119339) HM
37Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Fort McClure
Early in 1781 the McClure house was stockaded by the noted Indian fighter, Moses Van Campen, to protect settlers in this region after destruction of Fort Jenkins in 1780. Site on the north bank of the Susquehanna in present Bloomsburg.Map (db m46287) HM
38Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Fort Wheeler
A stockade-type fort was built here in 1778 along Fishing Creek by Moses Van Campen. It served during the Revolution as a refuge against the Indians, by whom it was once attacked. Van Campen was the noted Indian scout of this regionMap (db m89909) WM
39Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Japanese Split Beech
. . . Map (db m119345) HM
40Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Native American Inhabitants Memorial
Miquon Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists in remembrance of the Native American inhabitants here over the past 6000 years. Map (db m163640) HM
41Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Pursel Store Building — Established 1893
Frank Patterson Pursel Proprietor, (1893-1936) Frank P. Pursel, Jr. & Charles W.M. Pursel Proprietors, (1936-1957) Pursel Store Building Trust (1957-1975) Frank P. Pursel, III & Charles W.M. Pursel, Jr. Owners, (1975-2003) The "Pursel . . . Map (db m119392) HM
42Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty The . . . Map (db m119324) HM
43Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Rupert Covered Bridge — National Register
Plaque 1 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Plaque 2 Rupert Covered Bridge Columbia County Commissioners William M. . . . Map (db m163642) HM
44Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Rupert Covered Bridge — A Popular Route for Travelers
Rupert Covered Bridge was built in 1847 by Jesse M. Beard at a cost of $1,637. It is located in the village of Rupert named after Leonard Rupert who established a ferry across the river and his home became a popular stopping off place for . . . Map (db m163644) HM
45Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119394) HM
46Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — War Hero Memorial Pinery
The Bloomsburg State Normal School Class of 1919 dedicated this memorial to 16 former students - 15 soldiers and a nurse - who died during World War I. It included sixteen trees in the shape of a six-pointed star, one for each of the fallen. By . . . Map (db m116477) HM
47Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — War Memorial
Freedom — no word was ever spoken that has held out greater hope, demanded greater sacrifice, needed more to be nurtured, blessed more the giver, damned more its destroyer or come closer to being God's will on earth. General of the . . . Map (db m119006) WM
48Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Wesley United Methodist Church
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119385) HM
49Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Wyoming Path
Important path linking the many Indian settlements in the Wyoming Valley with Shamokin, now Sunbury. In 1742 Count Zinzendorf, organizer of Moravian missions, came this way after visiting the Shawnees at Wyoming.Map (db m46286) HM
50Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Catawissa — Catawissa Friends Meeting
The nearby friends meeting-house, built about 1775, was the place of worship for early Quaker settlers among the pioneers of this region. Catawissa itself was laid out by William Hughes, a Berks County Quaker.Map (db m46230) HM
51Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Catawissa — Hollingshead Covered Bridge — National Register of Historic Places
(Plaque 1) This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior (Plaque 2) Hollingshead Covered Bridge Columbia County Commissioners Leroy . . . Map (db m163637) HM
52Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Cleveland — 1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck
1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck Originally owned by the Ralpho Fire Company, Overlook, PA Purchased by Knoebels in May 1972 Used for the flood clean-up in June 1972 & various pumping duties since Body restored in 2007- 2008 Currently . . . Map (db m166175) HM
53Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Grand Carousel
Grand Carousel Hand carved in 1913 by master carver Charles Carmel. This carousel was purchased by Knoebels in 1941 and moved here from Rahway, N.J. Its 63 horses and 3 chariots make it one of the largest remaining carousels in the country. . . . Map (db m122648) HM
54Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Grand Carousel
[plaque]Grand Carousel Purchased: 1941. Opened: 1942 Previous Location: Riverside Park, Rahway, NJ This large 4 abreast carousel was built by George Kremer in 1913 using a Looff platform and horses carved by Charles Carmel. It features 63 . . . Map (db m122649) HM
55Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole A natural swimming hole on Roaring Creek attracted the first visitors to Knoebels farm. Admission: With bath house 10’ Visitors Horse Fed & Stabled 25’Map (db m122641) HM
56Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — The Newest Old Covered Bridge
The newest Old Covered Bridge in the world, built 1975. "The Park's Beginning" was 100 feet upstream where the original Knoebels Groves Covered Bridge and old swimming hole were located. That bridge was replaced by the modern highway bridge in 1940.Map (db m122643) HM
57Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Lime Ridge — Fort Jenkins
A stockaded house used as a settler's refuge was situated here on the bank overlooking the river, 1778-80, when it was destroyed by the Indians. The land was later owned by James Wilson, an author of the Constitution.Map (db m89910) WM
58Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Millville — Grist Mill Drive Wheels — This is to Remember
These grist mill drive wheels, eight feet in diameter and each weighing 2,770 pounds, placed here in 1995 through the special efforts of two local residents, Glen (Bud) Gillaspy and Raymond Weaver, with the help of a number of proud citizens, are . . . Map (db m161946) HM
59Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Millville — John Eves' Mill
On this site, the first settler in Columbia County erected a mill in 1785 or 1786. It burned to the ground in 1849 while owned and operated by George Masters. Rebuilt in 1852 by George Masters and John Betz, the business prospered and passed . . . Map (db m161951) HM
60Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Millville — Lights Around the Park
In the year 2000 through the generous support of the following community spirited individuals, families and organizations our town became a better place to live. Our Park was enhanced by the installation of eighteen Victorian lights around the . . . Map (db m161945) HM
61Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Millville — 12 — Millville
Named for grist mill erected on site of town Founded 1772Map (db m161957) HM
62Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Millville — Site of the Greenwood Seminary — In Appreciation
To E. Eugene Eves and Elizabeth Eves Thomson, descendents of original organizers of the Greenwood Seminary, who in 1965 made a gift of this property to the Millville Borough for recreational purposes. This land was the site of the Greenwood . . . Map (db m161944) HM
63Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Millville — Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Veterans Fighting for Freedom Praying for PeaceMap (db m161942) WM
64Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Millville — Veterans Memorial
[Varied American War flag holders]Map (db m161950) WM
 
May. 14, 2021