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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Union County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Union 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> Union County, PA (80) Centre County, PA (177) Clinton County, PA (28) Lycoming County, PA (192) Mifflin County, PA (44) Northumberland County, PA (86) Snyder County, PA (35)  UnionCounty(80) Union County (80)  CentreCounty(177) Centre County (177)  ClintonCounty(28) Clinton County (28)  LycomingCounty(192) Lycoming County (192)  MifflinCounty(44) Mifflin County (44)  NorthumberlandCounty(86) Northumberland County (86)  SnyderCounty(35) Snyder County (35)
Lewisburg is the county seat for Union County
Adjacent to Union County, Pennsylvania
      Centre County (177)  
      Clinton County (28)  
      Lycoming County (192)  
      Mifflin County (44)  
      Northumberland County (86)  
      Snyder County (35)  
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1Pennsylvania, Union County, Buffalo Township — Buffalo Church
Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed with first regular pastor 1787. Log church of about 1774 replaced by stone in 1816, by brick in 1846. It stands a mile to the north.Map (db m84437) HM
2Pennsylvania, Union County, Buffalo Township — 271 — Buffalo ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed with first regular pastor, 1787. Log church of about 1775 replaced by stone in 1816 and by brick in 1846.Map (db m122485) HM
3Pennsylvania, Union County, Buffalo Township — Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Organized 1773 First building erected 1775 Second building erected 1816 Present building erected 1846 Pastors 1773-1787 - Supplies 1787-1801 - Rev. Hugh Morrison 1801-1805 - Supplies 1805-1835 - Rev Chas. Hood 1835-1884 - Rev. Isaac Grier . . . Map (db m84440) HM
4Pennsylvania, Union County, Buffalo Township — Samuel Maclay
Member of Congress, 1794-97. U.S.Senator, 1802-09. Also member of the General Assembly, 1787-91; 1797-1802. Resident of Buffalo Valley after 1770 and died here in 1811. Buried in the nearby church cemetery.Map (db m84435) HM
5Pennsylvania, Union County, East Buffalo Township — Bucknell University
Organized in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg by the Baptist Church. Named Bucknell University in 1886, honoring William Bucknell, donor and trustee. Degrees first conferred upon women students in 1885.Map (db m43488) HM
6Pennsylvania, Union County, East Buffalo Township — Max Gill Witness Tree
This oak tree testifies to the deep roots and the strength Max W. Gill nurtured in the East Buffalo Township Police Department. Max helped establish the department serving as Chief from 1963 to 1984.Map (db m176944) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Union County, East Buffalo Township — Moore Avenue
Named in honor of James Moore III ————— • ————— The man who was most active in the establishment of the University at Lewisburg, now Bucknell University.Map (db m127536) HM
8Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — Col. John Kelly
Outstanding Indian fighter of Buffalo Valley. Settled here about 1769; built log house to the north, now weatherboarded in 1775. Col Kelly served with distinction at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He died in 1837. Buried at Lewisburg.Map (db m84442) HM
9Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — Eli Slifer
Home, 1861-1888, of Civil War Secretary of the Commonwealth, who as assistant to Governor Andrew Curtin had leading role in mobilizing State's men and resources for war. Elected State Assemblyman, State Treasurer. Born 1818, died 1888. House is now . . . Map (db m43352) HM
10Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — Eli Slifer House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m180412) HM
11Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — Evangelical Orphanage
Dedicated to all the children who lived at the Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa. 1921 - 1959Map (db m180422) HM
12Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — Grove's Mill
Established in 1784 by John Baer, and operated continuously by the Chamberlain, Hoffa, and Whitmer families. Purchased by Harry Grove in 1945, and still operated by his descendents. The adjacent brick and stone structure continues to process . . . Map (db m180424) HM
13Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — Shikellamy’s Old Town

On the plain stretching southeast from this ridge was situated the Indian village of Shikellamy’s Old Town, which was visited by Conrad Weiser in 1737, when on his way to Onondaga. Shikellamy was appointed vice-regent of the Iroquois . . . Map (db m43310) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — The Founders and Builders Path
RiverWoods was chartered in 1912 at Central Oak Heights as The United Evangelical Homes — — — Placed by the Central Oak Heights Association July 7, 2001Map (db m180417) HM
15Pennsylvania, Union County, Kelly Township — The Rev. Dr. Abraham A. Winter and Nellie Irene WinterIn Honor Of
First Superintendent and Matron of the Evangelical Homes 1916 - 1939 and their children Theron, Charles, Catherine, and PaulMap (db m180415) HM
16Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Bucknell University World War I Memorial
Erected by the Class of 1919 In memory of the men from Bucknell University, who in the World War gave their lives "That the Government of the People, By the People and For the People shall not perish from the earth."Map (db m179504) WM
17Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Catholic Chapel
Built at Second and St. John Streets in 1790 by Town Proprietor Mathias Ellenckhuysen, his wife, Clara and Rev. John B. C. Helbron, O.F.M. Cap., Pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Philadelphia and attended by Major Anthony Selin, founder of . . . Map (db m91231) HM
18Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Christopher MathewsonAthlete • Soldier • Gentleman
Born at Factoryville Pennsylvania August 12 · 1880 Educated at Keystone Academy and Bucknell University Enrolled at Bucknell September 1898 to June 1901 Historian Freshman Class · Baseball Pitcher President Junior Class · . . . Map (db m180466) HM
19Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Christy Mathewson Memorial Gateway
This Memorial Gateway erected in honor of "Matty" by Professional Baseball June 5 · 1928 Pitcher New York Giants · 1900-1916 Manager Cincinnati Reds · 1916-1918 Capt·US Army Gas and Flame Div A·E·F 1918 . . . Map (db m180476) HM
20Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Civil War Memorial
Erected by Union County to the memory of her soldiery 1861 to 1865 ————— The Republic called They answered with their blood . . . Map (db m127543) WM
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21Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Daniel F. GreenBorn Oct. 9, 1870 • Died Aug. 5, 1954
This tablet is in memory of the donor of this park Daniel F. Green Citizen, Banker, Philanthropist His career and love of children is an inspiration for all Dedicated June 14, 1955Map (db m91229) HM
22Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — General Tasker H. Bliss
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the first World War and military counselor to President Wilson at the Versailles Peace Conference, was born in this house on December 31, 1853.Map (db m43385) HM
23Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Gordon A. Hufnagle Park
Dedicated to the memory of Gordon Hufnagle, Public Safety Director, who lost his life while attempting the rescue of Lewisburg citizens on June 22, 1972.Map (db m127562) HM
24Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — History of the Lewisburg Cemetery Office
The small, recently preserved, former cemetery office is believed to have been part of the sexton's house that was not in condition to be moved when the house was moved across the street and became part of Bucknell University property. The . . . Map (db m127605) HM
25Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — In Honor of Ludwig Derr
First settler on the site of Lewisburg Founder of Derrstown, 1785 which was incorporated into the Borough of Lewisburg, 1812. Our first public spirited citizen Derr gave land to the Presbyterian, Lutheran and German Reformed Churches. His only . . . Map (db m124005) HM
26Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg
Originally called Derrstown. Renamed when Snyder Co. was separated from Union Co. in 1855. Founded 1770Map (db m176942) HM
27Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal
Completed in 1833 as a part of Pennsylvania Canal. It was 5/8 mile long and had 3 lift locks. A dam provided slack water, enabling boats to cross the river, thus creating a great trade center here.Map (db m43357) HM
28Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg Witness Tree
This ancient oak is today the only surviving witness tree among those that marked the survey of February 28 1769 which set apart the tract on which Lewisburg is situated and which was made for the proprietaries by William . . . Map (db m127608) HM
29Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg World War Veterans Memorial
In memory the soldiers of Lewisburg and vicinity who died in the World War 1917 – 1918Map (db m163585) HM
30Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Ludwig Derr
Founder of Lewisburg, 1785. Lived here in a log house incorporated in the present structure. Nearby, he operated a trading post and a grist and saw mill. Derr died in Nov. 1785.Map (db m43450) HM
31Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime. Thanks . . . Map (db m127561) WM
32Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Reading Railroad Freight StationLewisburg Borough
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places 1992 —————————————— Lewisburg Historic District Listed in the National Register of . . . Map (db m127564) HM
33Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous
Born in Chester, Connecticut, January 10, 1825. Died at Jackson Summit Pa, June 26, 1894. ————•———— Graduated from Rochester University 1852, Theological Seminary 1854. Same year went . . . Map (db m127637) HM
34Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Robert Lowry
The famed hymn-writer lived in this house, 1869-75. Here, some of his best known hymns were written. His music was sung in many foreign lands. One of his works is, "Shall We Gather at the River." Lowry died in 1899.Map (db m43487) HM
35Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Site of The College Inn
This marks the site of The College Inn "On The Quadrangle" 1908 - 1973Map (db m127535) HM
36Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Soldiers' Memorial Park
Soldiers' Memorial Park dedicated to all veterans. A gift to the people of the area from the Civic Club of Lewisburg whose members created, developed and maintained it for nearly a century.Map (db m163582) WM
37Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — St. Anthony Street Bridge
One of the earliest metal-truss bridges in the area was built on this site in 1889. It was a single-span pin-connected Pratt through truss erected by the Champion Bridge Company of Wilmington, Ohio, one of the nation's oldest such firms. The 150.5 . . . Map (db m124004) HM
38Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Underground Railroad
This old stable was a station on the Underground Railroad. Here fugitive slaves were hidden, fed, and aided in reaching the next station on their journey.Map (db m43447) HM
39Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Union County
Formed March 22, 1813 out of Northumberland County. Its name honors the Federal Union. The county seat was first Mifflinburg, and after 1815 it was New Berlin. Lewisburg, county seat since 1855, was incorporated 1822 and is home of Bucknell . . . Map (db m43445) HM
40Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Wendle Community Mausoleum
In c.1912 the Wendle Family Mausoleum at this location was constructed by H.M. Wendle, a stone mason, as a final resting place for family. Eventually the structure deteriorated beyond repair. In 2007, with assistance from Herbert and Gale Wendle, . . . Map (db m127611) HM
41Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — William Cameron
Through the generosity of Squire Wm. Cameron, he presented to the Borough of Lewisburg $10,000 for the purchase of a steam powered fire engine made by the Silsby Co. In honor of this generous gift, the present fire company, at that time, voted to . . . Map (db m127640) HM
42Pennsylvania, Union County, Limestone Township — Evangelical Church
The first church built by "Albright's People," later the Evangelical Association, was erected in New Berlin in 1816. It was the first Evangelical Church in the United States. The site is marked by a monument.Map (db m84421) HM
43Pennsylvania, Union County, Limestone Township — John Jacob LeRoy
John Jacob LeRoy was killed by the Indians near this spot during the time of the Penns Creek Massacre, October 18, 1755. This was the first act of hostility by the Indians of this Province following the defeat of General Edward Braddock, July 9, . . . Map (db m87574) HM
44Pennsylvania, Union County, Limestone Township — Leroy Massacre
Near here John Jacob Leroy was killed by Indians on Oct. 16, 1755, following the Penn's Creek Massacre. This was the first Indian hostility in the region after Braddock's defeat.Map (db m84425) HM
45Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Buffalo Valley Rail Trail
"I do not think there can be in any part of the world a situation more beautiful than this." -Joseph Priestly, 1733-1804 History of the Rail Trail The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail follows the route of a railroad right of way that . . . Map (db m180731) HM
46Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Buffalo Valley Rail Trail
The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is the result of investment by the BVRA, Union County, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. After years of planning and feasibility . . . Map (db m180736) HM
47Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Early Axes
Broad Axe for hewing a square beam [Drawing showing difference with an] Axe for felling and chopping a tree Three Major Broad Axe Types · American - Broad Axe with Poll · English - Polless Broad Axe · German - Goosewing [Top . . . Map (db m127473) HM
48Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Evangelical Church
The first church built by "Albright's People," later the Evangelical Association, was erected in New Berlin in 1816. It was the first Evangelical Church in the United States. The site is marked by a monument.Map (db m84422) HM
49Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Exterior Clues to Identify a Town Log House
Mifflinburg has many log-constructed houses. Most are buried in renovations and extensions, clad with wood or even vinyl siding. Only a discerning eye can perhaps recognize these original log structures. Some of the distinguishing features . . . Map (db m127481) HM
50Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — First Lutheran Church War Memorial
In Memory of Lester R. Ruhl, W W I, and dedicated to the men and women of First Lutheran Church who served in all wars of the USA.Map (db m127469) WM
51Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Fought's Mill
The nearby mill is on the site of the earlier mill built in 1771. The original Fought's Mill was a settler's refuge against Indians in Revolutionary days. Here was held Nov. 3, 1776, Buffalo Valley's first election under the Constitution of 1775.Map (db m84424) HM
52Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Franklin School
Built on this site First to use English language c.a. 1810Map (db m188082) HM
53Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Hassenplug BridgeCirca 1825
This bridge called Hassenplug after the family who lived in the nearby brick house, having all wood members, secured at the joints with wooden pins and iron bolts, was patterned after an 1804 design of Theodore Burr. Burr Truss All wood . . . Map (db m180398) HM
54Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Hints to Dating a Pre-1850 Building
Historical records... a) land deeds b) tax assessment records c) church records d) Sandborn fire maps e) local atlas/old maps f) census records Types of Wood in Logs... oak, white pine and hemlock— yellow pine and . . . Map (db m127475) HM
55Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Korea1950 - 1953
We the people of Union County and the United States of America truly express our appreciation for those who fought so valiantly in the Korean Conflict to preserve our freedom from Communism.... YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN... You will never be . . . Map (db m180666) WM
56Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Mifflinburg Buggy Museum
William A. Heiss operated a successful coach making business from 1884 to 1920. He operated one of ninety separate buggy factories in Mifflinburg. His factory is the only intact 19th century factory open to the public in the United States. The . . . Map (db m180460) HM
57Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Mifflinburg Town Clock
Gifted to the community in 1898 Restored 2020-2021 by D'Avanza Clock Repair Rededicated July 4, 2021Map (db m180394) HM
58Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Original Site of the Union County W.W. II Draft BoardOctober 1940 — 432 Chestnut St. Mifflinburg, PA —
[Title is text]Map (db m180663) HM
59Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Pennsylvania-German Four-square GardenCommon Methods of Corner Notching in Log Construction
Originating from the quadrant courtyards of German monasteries, the Pennsylvania German four-square kitchen gardens were divided into an even number of garden beds, usually four. They were raised, and divided by narrow paths. The garden was always . . . Map (db m127485) HM
60Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Preparing the Logs
1 - Making a chalk-line on the log · Cord reel with chalk · "Twang" a chalked squaring cord on bark. · Cross-section of log: gray shows hewn area 2 - "Scoring to the Line" · Standing on the log with a long-handled felling axe . . . Map (db m127472) HM
61Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Sept. 11, 2001...
At 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 - with a crew of 11, 76 passengers and 5 hijackers - flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, the start of a day of terror that forever changed the United . . . Map (db m180664) HM WM
62Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Story of Little Log House
The existence of this log house was unknown for many years because it was concealed within a large two-story frame house built over the years around the original log house. In 2002, plans were under way to demolish the larger house, move the log . . . Map (db m127470) HM
63Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Typical Floor Plan of Continental Central Fireplace Log House
First floor room arrangement of Mifflinburg's log house Heating and cooking in this log house differs from typical layouts. No signs of framing for such a large fireplace was found. Rather, a small 8" diameter pipe hole, which indicate . . . Map (db m127471) HM
64Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Union County World War II Honor Roll"The Nation That Forgets Its Defenders Will Itself Be Forgotten" — President Calvin Coolidge —
Medal of Honor George H. Ramer Killed or Died in Service Roy L. Ammon • Spencer H. Benfer • William R. Bennett Freeman B. Blair • David E. Boyer • Clarence C. Catherman LeRoy D. Chappell • Charles R. Cook • Frank R. Cooper . . . Map (db m180680) WM
65Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — USS Cole...
Seventeen American sailors lost their lives and 39 were injured on Oct. 12, 2000, when the USS Cole, a Navy guided-missile destroyer, was attacked while docked at Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers in a boat carrying explosives. The attack, . . . Map (db m180691) HM WM
66Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — Vietnam1964 - 1973
We the people of Union County and the United States of America are profoundly grateful for the sacrifices made by the men and women who fought, were wounded and died in the Vietnam War. These brave men and women will be respectfully remembered . . . Map (db m180690) WM
67Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — War Memorial
In remembrance of those who gave their lives and as a tribute in honor of those from Mifflinburg and vicinity who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during all wars.Map (db m180397) WM
68Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — William BerryBorn 1821 • Died 1902
Berry Buggies Builder and FounderMap (db m180380) HM
69Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg — William R. Foster
In memory of Major Wm. R. Foster Born November 1, 1834 Died October 16, 1877 Entered U.S. military service as 2nd Lieut. Co. E. 51st Regt. Pa. Vol. Sept 9, 1861. 1st Lieut. . . . Map (db m180390) HM WM
70Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — "Albright's People"
The first church edifice of "Albright's People" Later known as "The Evangelical Association" now, The Evangelical Church was erected on this plot, A.D. 1816 The total number of Albright's Followers was then, 1401 They now . . . Map (db m84427) HM
71Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — First Church Building and Printing House of the Evangelical Association
The Evangelical Association was an American religious denomination formally organized by the followers of Jacob Albright in 1803. The paving stones set in the ground mark the outlines of the first church building and the first printing house of the . . . Map (db m84433) HM
72Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — First Church of the Evangelical Association
Early preaching services of the Evangelical Association were held in homes, schoolhouses, and public buildings. The first church building of the denomination was erected at this spot in New Berlin, Union County PA in 1816. The lot for the . . . Map (db m84430) HM
73Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — First Printing House of the Evangelical Association
The first General Conference of the Evangelical Association, meeting in 1816 in the house of Martin Dreisbach of Buffalo Valley, Union County PA, authorized the establishment of a denominational printing house. The 1815 purchase of this lot in New . . . Map (db m84434) HM
74Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — New Berlin Commons
November 1, 1795 George and Catherine Long deeded the Commons to the inhabitants of New Berlin as a common grazing area. [Map of the Commons area] 1. Mill Race • 2. Mill • 3. Mill House • 4. Generator House 5. Wooden Dam • 6. . . . Map (db m180374) HM
75Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — Original Union County Court House1814 - 1855
Listed on State & National Register[s]Map (db m180295) HM
76Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — Town Carillon
Dedicated July 4, 1985 Presented by New Berlin 1776-1976 Bicentennial Committee with the help of Many Contributions [Roll of Contributors] The Final Project Commemorating A Lasting Reminder of Our Nation's 200th . . . Map (db m180348) HM
77Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — United Methodist Sites in New Berlin
1. Site of the first church building an first printing house of the Evangelical Association Water and Plum Streets These buildings were erected in 1816 as the first such structures in the entire denomination. 2. Second church building of the . . . Map (db m84429) HM
78Pennsylvania, Union County, New Berlin — Veterans Memorial
From the day of the founding of these great United States we dedicate this memorial in solemn remembrance of all veterans men and women who sacrificed their lives and [as a] lasting tribute to those who served in the Armed Forces of . . . Map (db m180375) WM
79Pennsylvania, Union County, Union Township — Lee Massacre
Major John Lee and his entire family, with the exception of a son Robert, were massacred near here by an Indian war party of August 16, 1782.Map (db m70663) HM
80Pennsylvania, Union County, White Deer Township — Widow Catherine Smith
Built a stone house on this site in 1774, operating saw and grist mills that stood near the intersection of the present highway. During 1776, she completed the boring mill where a great many gun barrels for the Continental Army were manufactured.Map (db m43300) HM
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