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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon County, PA (82) Bedford County, PA (91) Blair County, PA (99) Centre County, PA (179) Franklin County, PA (210) Fulton County, PA (46) Juniata County, PA (15) Mifflin County, PA (42)  HuntingdonCounty(82) Huntingdon County (82)  BedfordCounty(91) Bedford County (91)  BlairCounty(99) Blair County (99)  CentreCounty(179) Centre County (179)  FranklinCounty(210) Franklin County (210)  FultonCounty(46) Fulton County (46)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  MifflinCounty(42) Mifflin County (42)
Huntingdon is the county seat for Huntingdon County
Adjacent to Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
      Bedford County (91)  
      Blair County (99)  
      Centre County (179)  
      Franklin County (210)  
      Fulton County (46)  
      Juniata County (15)  
      Mifflin County (42)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Cromwell Township — Bedford Furnace
First iron furnace in the Juniata region. Famous as a center for making quality charcoal iron. Located on Black Log Creek below its junction with Shade Creek. Completed about 1786.Map (db m44766) HM
2Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Cromwell Township — Juniata Iron
Along the streams of this region are ruins of many charcoal iron furnaces and forges built between 1790 - 1850. Juniata iron was the best in America. Its reign ended with the rise of coal and coke iron making.Map (db m44767) HM
3Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Dublin Township — "Shadow of Death"
The name applied to this locality by Conrad Weiser and other travellers on the Frankstown Path in the mid-18th century. Its local significance is now unknown.Map (db m32404) HM
4Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Dublin Township — Grand Army of the Republic Picnic1882
Original site along Shade Creek. Moved upstream to McDonald's Grove circa 1884.Map (db m177123) HM
5Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Dublin Township — Grand Army of the Republic Picnic1882
Moved to this site in 1932 and became the Shade Gap PicnicMap (db m177125) HM
6Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Dublin Township — Veterans Memorial
In memory of veterans of all wars who served God and country
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Map (db m177121) WM
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7Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Franklin Township — Pennsylvania Furnace
The remaining buildings here were part of the iron works established about 1810. Operating first as a charcoal iron manufactory, the furnace later used coke. Iron was made here as late as 1888.Map (db m91028) HM
8Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Franklin Township — Spruce Creek Church
Present church built in 1858 by a Presbyterian congregation organized in 1798. Their first house of worship, a log church built in 1805, was within old Graysville Cemetery, on the hilltop opposite.Map (db m91029) HM
9Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Henderson Township — 1800s Wooden Pipe
1800s wooden pipe that fed railroad water tower Donated by: East Broad To FoundationMap (db m177103) HM
10Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Henderson Township — KC-135 Trainer & Planner
The KC-135 trainer was used by the air freight personnel to plan how to properly stack and distribute the weight of the cargo pieces. The KC-135 Cargo Trainer Planner Donated by: SM Sgt. Michael Sabatasse - Slovan PA In memory of: 171 Air . . . Map (db m177116) HM WM
11Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Henderson Township — Ore car circa 1920
Ore cars like this were used in iron mines & limestone quarries locally. This car was used in the Marklesburg area. Donated by: Jeff LauntzMap (db m177106) HM
12Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Henderson Township — Planet Jr.-Super Tuffy
Planet Jr.-Super Tuffy made by S.L. Allen Co. of Pennsylvania 1890-1950 Donated by Cindy (Corbin) Parks In memory of: Fred CorbinMap (db m177108) HM
13Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Henderson Township — T-Handle Drill
T-handle drill used to run pilot hole in water pipes. Donated by: Charles WekoMap (db m177118) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Henderson Township — Wooden Water Pipe
Used in 19th & 20th century in Huntingdon Donated by: Sonny HeineMap (db m177117) HM
15Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 100 South 4th Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1855 Map (db m177051) HM
16Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 107 South 4th Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1893 Map (db m177052) HM
17Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 113 South 4th Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1870 Map (db m177054) HM
18Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 200 2nd Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1881 Map (db m177095) HM
19Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 200 Penn Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ca 1857 Map (db m177094) HM
20Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 201 Penn Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1876 Map (db m177098) HM
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21Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 211 6th Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1892 Map (db m177046) HM
22Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 215 5th Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1885 Map (db m177048) HM
23Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 216 2nd Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1890 Map (db m177096) HM
24Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 218 2nd Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1893 Map (db m177097) HM
25Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 222 Penn Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior-Circa 1850Map (db m90787) HM
26Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 228 Penn Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior-Circa 1909Map (db m90785) HM
27Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 401 Allegheny Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1845 Map (db m177050) HM
28Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 613 Washington Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1894 Map (db m177042) HM
29Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 701 Washington Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1889 Map (db m177040) HM
30Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 719 Washington Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1888 Map (db m176996) HM
31Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — April 9, 1896
On that date, the C.H. Miller Hardware Company was founded on this opera house block. The business grew and expanded during the next 75 years extending its services from this community to all of Central Pennsylvania. More than a corporation--this . . . Map (db m177038) HM
32Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Canal Milepost
The Juniata Division of the Pennsylvania Canal was completed to Huntingdon in 1830, and regular shipping to and from this point got underway in the Spring of 1831. The canal ran beside the river, on the right-of-way now occupied by the railroad. . . . Map (db m177058) HM
33Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — David R. Porter
Ironmaster and Governor of the State, 1839-45, lived in this house. A leader in local affairs, he was called "our own Davy R." His son Horace, soldier and diplomat, was born here, 1837.Map (db m52542) HM
34Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Fort Standing Stone
Built to protect the settlers against Indian raids. In July, 1778, Continental troops and Militia were ordered here as part of plan of defense against Indian attacks. Old Fort stood 200 yds. south, at Stone Creek and the Juniata.Map (db m90771) WM
35Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Founders Hall1879 - 1979
Juniata acknowledges with gratitude those members of the Huntingdon community who made the construction of Founders Hall possible in 1879. On the occasion of its 100th Anniversary, the College expresses appreciation to those alumni and other . . . Map (db m52602) HM
36Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Huntingdon County
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37Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Huntingdon County Annex 1
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1854 Map (db m177099) HM
38Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — In Honor of Rev. William Smith, D.D.Born Scotland, 1727 - Died Philadelphia, PA. 1803
Prominent educator, Episcopal church leader, writer, scientist, land owner and patron of the arts. Founder of the Town of Huntingdon in 1767. Presented to the people of Huntingdon by the Huntingdon County Historical Society on the . . . Map (db m177065) HM
39Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — J. Simpson Africa1832-1900
No man has contributed more to the preservation of Huntingdon County history than J. Simpson Africa, who resided here while compiling his monumental History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties in 1888. Lot#16, on which this building stands, was . . . Map (db m95204) HM
40Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — McMurtrie Mansion
David McMurtrie built this house in 1817. A pioneer family; leaders in local political and business affairs. Now houses the Historical Society and the Library of Huntingdon County. —————— This home and the . . . Map (db m52390) HM
41Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Medal of Honor RecipientsHuntingdon County — "Above and Beyond" —
🎖️ Capt. Horace Porter, US Army, Civil War Pvt. William Reed, US Army, Civil War Pvt. Henry C. Warfel, US Army, Civil War Pvt. William P. Maclay, US Army, Philippine Insurrection Sgt. William D. Port, US Army, . . . Map (db m177100) WM
42Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1828 Map (db m177044) HM
43Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Onojutta Juniata Achsinnink Standing Stone
Erected Sept. 8th 1896 as a memorial of the ancient Standing Stone Removed by the Indians in 1754 —————— "The Standing Stone" Symbol of Huntingdon Rededicated March 29, 1996 in conjunction with the opening to the . . . Map (db m52574) HM
44Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Pennsylvania Railroad Artifacts
When the railroad came to Huntingdon in 1850, its tracks were laid down the middle of Allegheny Street. The Pennsylvania Canal occupied the right-of-way now used by Conrail freight and Amtrak passenger trains. The rather narrow width of Allegheny . . . Map (db m177062) HM
45Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 23 — Speer HouseAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Home of R. Milton Speer Congressman, 1870-1874, and his Sons: William McMurtrie Speer, 1865-1923 Newspaperman and Lawyer Robert E. Speer, 1867-1947 Missionary Statesman and Church Leader Victor Speer, 1872-1909 Newspaperman and . . . Map (db m122374) HM
46Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — St. John's Episcopal Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1845 Map (db m177067) HM
47Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — The Episcopal House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1872 Map (db m177093) HM
48Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — The Little House
This miniature Victorian house was built for a parade float that the Cottage Planing Mill entered in one of the Huntingdon County Centennial parades. The three-day celebration of the county's 100th anniversary included several parades featuring . . . Map (db m177060) HM
49Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Transition From Canal Era To Railroads At Huntingdon, PA
This Stone Arch Bridge, recently restored by the Huntingdon Rotary Club, was part of the original single-track line that brought the Pennsylvania Railroad Company service to Huntingdon in 1850. The steam engine "Henry Clay" completed its journey . . . Map (db m177102) HM
50Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — War Memorial
To Those Who Served Our Country In Time Of War ———— They Gave Their Today For Our TomorrowMap (db m52589) HM
51Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — William E. and Margaret Whittaker McMurtrie
Erected in 1854, this building, the home of William E. and Margaret Whittaker McMurtrie was the birthplace of their youngest daughter, Clara McMurtrie, 1860 - 1952 Last direct descendant of the family founded in Huntingdon by her . . . Map (db m177057) HM
52Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — Wooden Pump
Wooden pump made by John Noble (1826-1897) of Cassville. By 1848 John Noble had put in 1,207 pumps and bored pipe for 320 jobs. One of his jobs was 4,000 feet long. Part of his diary is on display in building 2. Donated by: The Eckley Family In . . . Map (db m177105) HM
53Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — An Industry in RuinsGreenwood Furnace State Park
By the 20th century, iron furnaces like these belonged to the past. The growing cost of transporting raw materials and finished products to and from rural furnaces reduced profits. The forest, the source of wood for charcoal fuel, had been . . . Map (db m90827) HM
54Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — An Undeniable PresenceGreenwood Furnace State Park
The iron furnaces at Greenwood dominated this otherwise rural landscape. Beginning in 1834, and for most of 70 years, one or both of the two furnaces located here brightened the night with a fiery, multi-colored glow. For miles around, . . . Map (db m90822) HM
55Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — Basic IngredientsGreenwood Furnace State Park
Before the age of railroads, the basic ingredients of iron production needed to be nearby. That explains why furnaces were built in rural settings surrounded by the necessary raw materials. A source of iron ore was essential. As the . . . Map (db m90813) HM
56Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — Blacksmith & Wagon ShopGreenwood Furnace State Park
This large building was the transportation hub of the Furnace Community This large building was built about 1867 to house the blacksmith shop and wagon shop. The company owned over 140 horses and mules, which were brought here to be shoed. The . . . Map (db m90973) HM
57Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — From Mineral To MetalGreenwood Furnace State Park
The ironmaking process was well-known and cold-blast furnaces built in 18th and 19th century America mimicked designs first used 400 years earlier. A thick stone furnace, shaped like a flat-topped pyramid, served as the place of transformation, . . . Map (db m90816) HM
58Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — Greenwood Furnace
Built about 1837 to supply iron to Freedom Forge near Lewistown. Restored stack, the Church, Big House, and store common to iron making communities remain. Works closed 1904, the last to operate in this region.Map (db m90809) HM
59Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — Greenwood FurnaceStack No. 2
Replacing stack No. 1 erected 1833 about 22 feet north. Erected 1860 reconstructed 1935, dedicated Aug 8,1936 to Samuel T. Moore. Through whose efforts this stack was preservedMap (db m90831) HM
60Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — Ironmaster's Mansion
Known to the workers as "The Big House" This stone house, although large and well appointed, is quite modest when compared to what we perceive as a mansion. The workers called it "The Big House," because it was larger and more showy . . . Map (db m176993) HM
61Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — McAlevy’s Fort
A defense against the Indians-Built in 1778 near this spot by William McAlevy 1728-1822. A pioneer settler, French and Indian War 1758. A Colonel in the American Revolution, one of five trustees appointed by the General Assembly 1787 to act for the . . . Map (db m91027) HM
62Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — Methodist Episcopal ChurchGreenwood Furnace
Dedicated in 1867 "To the Worship of God in Your Own Way." The early 19th century was a time of great religious fervor, when evangelistic and missionary efforts made strides to increase church membership. At the forefront of the . . . Map (db m176980) HM
63Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — Northern Water SnakesGreenwood Furnace State Park
Look carefully! From April to October, you might spot Pennsylvania’s most common water snake. The non-venomous northern water snake likes to be close to water and good hiding places, like rocks, logs, and brush piles. The northern water snake can . . . Map (db m90812)
64Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — The “Best” IronGreenwood Furnace State Park
Railroads needed the high quality cast iron produced here. Although hard and brittle, it could withstand great weight. Shipped to Freedom Iron Works, the parent plant 12 miles away, Greenwood Works’ cast iron became locomotive tires, railroad . . . Map (db m90828) HM
65Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — The Company StoreSocial and commercial center of the Community
The company store, built in 1833, was the nearest source of basic goods for the furnace resident. The store was under the able direction of the bookkeeper, with one or more clerks behind the counter. A wide variety of products were sold in the . . . Map (db m176991) HM
66Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Jackson Township — The Worker’s PyramidGreenwood Furnace State Park
It took hundreds of workers to produce iron, although only a few actually worked at the furnace. Fillers dumped carts of ore, charcoal and limestone into the seething tunnel head. The founder, assisted by a keeper, ordered . . . Map (db m90815) HM
67Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Lincoln Township — Shultz Cemetery<-------<<<
John Shultz, 1791-1851 Mary (Beaver) Shultz, his wife Henry Shultz, 1762-1830 Salome, his wife, mother of John Anthony Beaver, 1761-1839 Susanna (Clapper) Beaver, his wife Mother of Mary Lawrence Shultz of Indiana, a . . . Map (db m163189) HM
68Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Morris Township — Frankstown Path
The path turned south, up the Frankstown Branch of Juniata. The Warriors Path from Great Island came in at Water Street, so named because the river bed was used as a passage through Tusseys Mountain.Map (db m91030) HM
69Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Morris Township — Juniata Iron
Along the streams of this region are ruins of many charcoal iron furnaces and forges built between 1790-1850. Juniata iron was the best in America. Its reign ended with the rise of coal and coke iron making.Map (db m91032) HM
70Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Mount Union — Mount Union Area Veterans Memorial
To Honor All Veterans Serving In The Armed Forces In War And Peace [Panels Recognize Different Wars] Dedicated November 11, 1991Map (db m52590) HM
71Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Mount Union — Site of National Steam Grist Mill
Constructed 1867 by Peter M. BareMap (db m52381) HM
72Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Mount Union — Stone House
Erected 1841 by John SharrarMap (db m52385) HM
73Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Orbisonia — Orbisonia
Named for Thomas E. Orbison, early landowner. Founded 1760Map (db m177120) HM
74Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Penn Township — Martin G. Brumbaugh
Governor of the State, 1915-19, outstanding educator, was born near here April 14, 1862. Superintendent county schools, 1884-90. Juniata College president, 1895-1906; 1924-30. Died Mar. 14, 1930. Buried in Valley View CemeteryMap (db m90789) HM
75Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Porter Township — Hart's Log
The Frankstown Path, highway of early travelers in this region, passed through the settlement of Hart's Log--later called Hartslog, now Alexandria. The place was first named after a hollow log at this site, which the trader John Hart used between . . . Map (db m90791) HM
76Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Rockhill — Admiral Wm Sims
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.Map (db m96489) HM
77Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Rockhill — East Broad Top Railroad
East Broad Top Railroad Has Been Designated A Registered National Historic Landmark Under the Provisions of The Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This Site Possesses Exceptional Value In Commemorating and Illustrating . . . Map (db m32389) HM
78Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Shirleysburg — Fort Shirley
One of the chain of frontier defenses of the Province of Pennsylvania in the French and Indian Wars stood on this knoll, built 1756 by its Commander the noted Indian trader and agent George Croghan here in 1753 at the site of . . . Map (db m40042) HM
79Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Shirleysburg — Fort Shirley
Built 1755-56 by George Croghan. First a stockade and then a major link in the frontier fort chain west of the Susquehanna. Base for the Armstrong expedition, 1756. Site on opposite knoll.Map (db m44836) HM
80Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Smithfield Township — Martin G. Brumbaugh
. . . Map (db m52351) HM
81Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Smithfield Township — Rural Electrification
In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, serving seven counties from . . . Map (db m6754) HM
82Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Smithfield Township — Smithfield Township World War MemorialHonor Roll
To perpetuate the memory of the men of Smithfield Township who served their country in the World's War 1917-1919 [Honor Roll of Veterans] And to honor him who made the Supreme Sacrifice Corporal Thomas Davis McEwen . . . Map (db m52603) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022