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Historical Markers and War Memorials 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Elk County, PA (14) Cameron County, PA (10) Clearfield County, PA (65) Forest County, PA (16) Jefferson County, PA (72) McKean County, PA (41) Warren County, PA (33)  ElkCounty(14) Elk County (14)  CameronCounty(10) Cameron County (10)  ClearfieldCounty(65) Clearfield County (65)  ForestCounty(16) Forest County (16)  JeffersonCounty(72) Jefferson County (72)  McKeanCounty(41) McKean County (41)  WarrenCounty(33) Warren County (33)
Ridgway is the county seat for Elk County
Adjacent to Elk County, Pennsylvania
      Cameron County (10)  
      Clearfield County (65)  
      Forest County (16)  
      Jefferson County (72)  
      McKean County (41)  
      Warren County (33)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Calvin and Juliet McCauley MansionRidgway "Lily of the Valley"
By the 1890s, Ridgway's tanning industry had reached its peak. Calvin McCauley purchased both the OB Grant Tannery and the Eagle Valley Tannery, forming the Elk Tanning Company. He then sold his company to the United States Leather Company, . . . Map (db m204494) HM
2Pennsylvania (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 m203391) HM
3Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Elk County CourthouseRidgway "Lily of the Valley"
In the early 1800s, ancient forests stretched unbroken across northwestern Pennsylvania. Jacob Ridgway of Philadelphia, one of the richest men in the United States, saw opportunity in the region's massive trees and clear-flowing rivers and . . . Map (db m203378) HM
4Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Hall, Kaul, and Hyde StoreRidgway "Lily of the Valley"
Joseph Smith Hyde, one of Ridgway's most successful and affluent businessmen, forged many partnerships during his legendary career. On several business ventures in lumbering, mining, banking and commerce, he partnered with his son-in law, James . . . Map (db m204835) HM
5Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Hyde HotelRidgway "Lily of the Valley"
By the late 1800s, Ridgway was a bustling business center and thriving community. In 1895, 2500 people lived in Ridgway. Fifteen years later, the town's population swelled to its peak of 6,700 residents, far more than live here today. Joseph . . . Map (db m204952) HM
6Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — James Gallagher HomeRidgway "Lily of the Valley"
When James Gallagher arrived in this area in 1825 with Enos Gillis-brother to Ridgway founder James Lyle Gillis-the town of Ridgway was barely a year old, a pioneer outpost roughly hewn from the surrounding forest. Gillis cleared land in what is . . . Map (db m204378) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Ridgway Opera HouseRidgway "Lily of the Valley"
"Ridgway...is a gem in its setting among the hills that surround it. Our public schools give us transcendent educational privileges; the churches, a high tone of morals, and society exemplifies the democratic dictum of equality, so that to be . . . Map (db m204976) HM
8Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women living or dead who with valor gave of themselves in war, conflicts and peace protecting their country's freedom from oppression and greed May they long be rememberedMap (db m203587) WM
9Pennsylvania (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
10Pennsylvania (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
11Pennsylvania (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
12Pennsylvania (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
13Pennsylvania (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
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14Pennsylvania (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
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022