“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Elk County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Elk County, PA (7) Cameron County, PA (10) Clearfield County, PA (65) Forest County, PA (16) Jefferson County, PA (54) McKean County, PA (38) Warren County, PA (29)  ElkCounty(7) Elk County (7)  CameronCounty(10) Cameron County (10)  ClearfieldCounty(65) Clearfield County (65)  ForestCounty(16) Forest County (16)  JeffersonCounty(54) Jefferson County (54)  McKeanCounty(38) McKean County (38)  WarrenCounty(29) Warren County (29)
Adjacent to Elk County, Pennsylvania
    Cameron County (10)
    Clearfield County (65)
    Forest County (16)
    Jefferson County (54)
    McKean County (38)
    Warren County (29)
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1Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Elk County
Formed April 18, 1843 from parts of McKean, Clearfield and Jefferson counties. Named for the large elk herd that roamed the area. First State Game Lands established in Pennsylvania, in 1920, are here. The county seat, Ridgway, was settled in 1824.Map (db m42903) HM
2Pennsylvania (Elk County), St. Marys — Franklin House Hotelc. 1853
The Franklin House Hotel was erected c. 1853 and was first known as the Philadelphia House, after the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad which passed nearby. Managed early on by George W. Boyer, it quickly became a favorite lodging and meeting facility . . . Map (db m152012) HM
3Pennsylvania (Elk County), St. Marys — General Edward C. Meyer
Military Career General Edward C. "Shy" Meyer has served the nation, the Army and West Point with great distinction. In particular, his services as a commander and staff officer in combat, his direction of Army modernization and force . . . Map (db m152008) HM
4Pennsylvania (Elk County), St. Marys — St. Marys
Founded, 1842, as Marienstadt, by the German-American Catholic Brotherhood, St. Marys was a haven from persecution. It was aided by the Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore merchants, and Ludwig I, King of Bavaria.Map (db m42906) HM
5Pennsylvania (Elk County), St. Marys — Weis Stone Buildings
When the first settlers arrived here in the early 1840s, they found a heavily forested, rugged wilderness. In pre-mechanized north-central Pennsylvania, clearing the land was no simple task, and the first homes built by the pioneers were likely of . . . Map (db m175989) HM
6Pennsylvania (Elk County), St. Mary's — Decker's Chapel
Michael Decker built this chapel in 1856 fulfilling his promise to God after being healed from injuries he sustained after falling from a tree in his apple orchard.Map (db m109012) HM
7Pennsylvania (Elk County), Wilcox — First State Game Lands
A tract of 6288 acres lying north and east of here was the first purchase of State Game Lands by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The purchase was made in 1920 with funds obtained from hunting license fees.Map (db m42905) HM
Oct. 25, 2021