On Main Street (U.S. 219) at First Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
1820 Atcheson settled in Susquehanna's West Branch, upstream from this point. 1845 he built 2 large houses connected at different levels, secreting an area to hide slaves. Spiriting slaves from the Mason Dixon Line to Canada became a dangerous . . . — — Map (db m106637) HM
On Patchin Highway (U.S. 219) 0.1 miles north of Sylvis Road, on the right when traveling south.
Shepherd fought in the Spanish-American War at El Caney, Cuba with Company D, 7th U.S. Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 1, 1898. Superior officers repeatedly cited him for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. Born in . . . — — Map (db m94393) HM
This property was deeded in 1825 by Abraham Witmer to A.B. Reed, a descendent of an early Clearfield settler, making it one of the county's earliest recorded property transactions. According to an early map of the borough, the lot was owned by . . . — — Map (db m65558) HM
On South 2nd Street at Clearfield-Shawville Highway (Pennsylvania Route 879), on the right when traveling north on South 2nd Street.
Name of the Indian village located here, and visited by C.F. Post while traveling to an Indian council at Kuskuski in 1758. The later Clearfield is said to get its name from clearings made by grazing bison along nearby creeks. — — Map (db m77501) HM
On Goshen Road at Pifer Road, on the right when traveling south on Goshen Road.
Recruitment officer Col. Cyrus Butler was shot and killed by local draft resister Joseph Lounsberry in October 1864 just west of this location. Afterwards, the government sent troops to the county and arrested over 150 men. This included the Bloody . . . — — Map (db m106580) HM
On Front Street (Pennsylvania Route 153) at East Pine Street, on the left when traveling south on Front Street.
Formed March 26, 1804 out of Huntingdon and Lycoming counties. Clear fields, found by early travelers, gave rise to the name. County was important for logging and rafting on the West Branch, 1850-1901. The county seat, Clearfield, was incorporated . . . — — Map (db m65560) HM
On East Market Street at Second Street (Pennsylvania Route 153), on the right when traveling west on East Market Street.
Clearfield County, formed March 26, 1804, was named for the clear fields found by early travelers. The first courthouse, in use for 46 years, was built circa 1814. The cornerstone for the second present courthouse was laid June 04, 1860, and . . . — — Map (db m65559) HM
On South Second Street (Pennsylvania Route 153) 0.1 miles north of East Walnut Street, on the left when traveling north.
The first county jail, c1820-1841 was a log structure, one of the oldest buildings in town. The jail is contained in the dwelling at 105 S. Second St. The second jail, 1841-1872, was a stone structure built on Market St., directly behind the . . . — — Map (db m65561) HM
On Ogden Avenue at South Second Street (Pennsylvania Route 153), on the right when traveling west on Ogden Avenue.
A Revolutionary War Lieutenant from New York State, Daniel Ogden came to the Indian village of Chinklacamoose and its clear fields in 1797. He made friends with the Indians who helped him build a house near where Ogden Avenue now intersects Second . . . — — Map (db m106599) HM
On Old Erie Pike at Diamond Lane, on the right when traveling east on Old Erie Pike.
An Indian path, the 1796 State Road and the Erie Pike crossed Clearfield Creek here. Nearby, Ardery's Sawmill and Elder's Woolen Mill were among the first in the county. In 1857, armed rafters drove floaters of logs from the creek. Rafting . . . — — Map (db m106600) HM
On Clearfield Shawville Highway (Pennsylvania Route 879) at Wolf Run Road, on the right when traveling east on Clearfield Shawville Highway.
In 1756 a British exploratory force led by Captain John Hambright ventured up the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to Chinkalamoose near this site. They were on a mission to search for French forces and their Indian allies who were raiding . . . — — Map (db m106624) HM
Founded in 1881 it is the burial place of Gov. William Bigler, banker Ai F. Boynton, Dr. Dorothea McClure Gilmore, State Treasurer F.G. Harris, Hon. James Kerr, first county resident elected judge David Krebs, last WWI vet Alfred Livergood,
Alfred . . . — — Map (db m106661) HM
On Clearfield Woodland Highway (U.S. 322) at Indian Mill Lane, on the right when traveling west on Clearfield Woodland Highway.
Native Americans grew corn (maize) for a food source. Planted in hills, not rows, the cobs were square, not rounded. They had two rows of corn on each flat surface. Planted when the dogwood bloomed they dropped a fish in each hole with four . . . — — Map (db m116903) HM
In 1894, Chas. T. Kurtz (1874-1956) started Kurtz Bros. He bought this site, the former Clearfield Fire Brick Co., in 1910 for his school supply and printing business. Headquartered in Clearfield, the company greatly expanded and has operated more . . . — — Map (db m122451) HM
On Second Street (Pennsylvania Route 153) at East Locust Street, on the left when traveling north on Second Street.
This site and the adjacent building was the first permanent location of Kurtz Bros. and Kurtz Stationery Store, founded in 1894 by Chas. T. Kurtz. The building was designed in 1901 by Washington, D.C. Architect Louis Frederick Stutz. — — Map (db m65565) HM
On West Second Street at Patterson Street, on the left when traveling south on West Second Street.
Clearfield Little League Baseball was chartered and first played on this field in 1949. On December 3, 1952, Chas. T. Kurtz, Kurtz Bros. and the Kurtz family gave this field to the Clearfield Little League Baseball Association for a permanent home . . . — — Map (db m106664) HM
On South Second Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 153) at East Walnut Street on South Second Avenue.
The adjacent house, built in 1880, was the home of Thomas H. Murray (1845-1916) and his wife Jennie Reighard (1847-1907). Mr. Murray was a well known lawyer, public speaker and churchman who did much to establish land and title work throughout . . . — — Map (db m65566) HM
On Second Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 153) at East Pine Street, on the right when traveling north on Second Avenue.
This is the site of the first wooden Presbyterian Church in Clearfield, built in 1841 during the pastorate of Rev. Frederick Gregory Betts. Rev. Betts was a noted "circuit riding" preacher who traveled the country and was well known in central . . . — — Map (db m65569) HM
On South Front Street (Pennsylvania Route 153) at Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south on South Front Street.
Former site of the home of Senator Betts (1870-1946) and his wife, Isabella Holt Murray, (1875-1939). Senator Betts served in the State Senate from 1923-1926. He and his father, William W. Betts, were one of the first fathers and sons from the same . . . — — Map (db m65570) HM
On Second Street (Pennsylvania Route 153) at East Locust Street, on the right when traveling north on Second Street.
This site was the home of Senator Betts (1838-1896) and his wife Margaret Irvin, (1839-1910) of Curwensville. Senator Betts was the son of Rev. Frederick Gregory Betts. He and his son, William Irvin Betts, were one of the first fathers and sons from . . . — — Map (db m65571) HM
On East Market Street east of South 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
A daily and weekly newspaper was published on this site. Serving Clearfield County 1890-1921 Matthew Savage Editor-Publisher Published “Not for the present generation, but for the unborn who may read this” Dedicated . . . — — Map (db m162103) HM
On Fullerton Street at Riverview Road, on the right when traveling west on Fullerton Street.
1968 - the Old Town Sportsman Association started trout stocking
1975 - the Old Town Sportsman Association started its annual fishing derby
1999 - the PA Fish and Boat Commission started stocking trout as part of its annual stocking program . . . — — Map (db m107915) HM
State Senator, 1841-1847; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1852-1855; and U.S. Senator, 1856-1861. Opposed slavery; favored a Southern compromise to avoid the Civil War. His brother, John, was elected Governor of California, 1852. Resided here. — — Map (db m65575) HM
On Daisy Street (U.S. 322) 0.1 miles east of Leonard Street, on the right when traveling west.
Clearfield native and fur trader, Leonard was second in command of the Joseph Reddeford Walker Expedition from 1831-1834 to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Leonard served as the expedition''s clerk and . . . — — Map (db m65576) HM
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 53) at Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
The Reilly Post Office served the area until 1883 when the borough was incorporated and the name changed. Growth came with the arrival of the Bell's Gap Railroad in 1883 which opened the area to coal mining. The once bustling town had theatres, . . . — — Map (db m107893) HM
On Bloomington Avenue at Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling west on Bloomington Avenue.
On March 13, 2004 an authentic timber raft 28 ft. x 110 ft. launched from this point for a 26-mile journey through the county to below Shawville. The raft, including a cabin, was built by over 100 volunteers using logs supplied by Robbins Lumber, . . . — — Map (db m107913) HM
On State Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) at Filbert Street (Pennsylvania Route 453), on the right when traveling east on State Street.
While working for the Clearfield Cheese Co. on nearby Meadow St., he invented the first commercially successful process for individually wrapped cheese slices. A patent was issued in 1956. An engineer, Nawrocki secured eleven food processing . . . — — Map (db m77500) HM
On Curwensville Tyrone Highway (Pennsylvania Route 453) 0.2 miles south of Peoples Road, on the right when traveling south.
Begun in 1962 as one of four dams built to protect the West Branch Basin from flooding, it was completed November 1965. Unlike the devastating floods in 1889 & 1936, Pennsylvania's worst flood in 1972 was less severe in Clearfield County. The . . . — — Map (db m106597) HM
On State Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) near Locust Street, on the left when traveling east.
This memorial is dedicated to the everlasting memory of the heros of all the wars who by their heroism and sacrifice have made the United States of America the foremost country of the world.
Erected in honor of the World War Veterans of . . . — — Map (db m144172) WM
On Old Erie Pike, 0.5 miles east of Clearfield Curwensville Highway (Pennsylvania Route 879), on the right when traveling east.
A single-span Pennsylvania (Petit) through truss bridge crossed the West Branch of the Susquehanna River here from 1893 to 1989. Replacing a wooden structure destroyed by fire, it took its name from nearby geographic features. This 215 foot . . . — — Map (db m106662) HM
On State Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) at Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling east on State Street.
September 23, 2013 the PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) expanded trout stocking to the Curwensville area from the confluence of Anderson Creek downstream to Porter's Bridge. This 2.8 mile addition will receive some 2,200 trout April 10, 2014 for the . . . — — Map (db m106715) HM
On Shaffer Road, 0.1 miles south of East DuBois Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 255), on the right when traveling north.
In 1872 John DuBois came to the area and set up sawmills. They employed hundreds of men, sawed billions of board feet of lumber and operated until 1904. DuBois was incorporated in 1881; in 1916 it became the county's only city. When the railroads . . . — — Map (db m112860) HM
On Frenchville Road at St. Mary's Lane, on the right when traveling west on Frenchville Road.
French immigrants settled the area in 1832. A pure strain of the French language was spoken here until the 1960's. Since St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1870, it has been the site of the annual Frenchville Picnic. The first white burial in . . . — — Map (db m106625) HM
On First Street (U.S. 219) at Penn Street on First Street.
Originally called Pennville, the Grampian Hills P.O. served the area (1833-1892) when it became Grampian. The first county rural mail delivery started here in 1900, carrier E.A. Spencer. In the 1820s Quaker pioneers built a log meeting house at the . . . — — Map (db m106659) HM
On Sterling Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Spring Street (Pennsylvania Route 53), on the right when traveling south.
In 1869, 1872 and 1875 the first major coal strikes spread to this area. In 1872 four men were shot at the Sterling RR Station. The strike started unionism in the county. The 1875 strike resulted in over 50 arrests for riot and conspiracy at Goss . . . — — Map (db m107896) HM
On Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) at Reiter Street, on the right when traveling east on Market Street.
Near here stood the iron furnace erected 1817 by Peter Karthaus. Rebuilt 1836 by Peter Ritner and John Say, it became in 1839 one of the earliest to use coke in place of charcoal. Abandoned at the end of the same year. — — Map (db m77502) HM
On Tunnel Road, 3.4 miles south of Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 879), on the right when traveling south.
From the 1840's until c1912, thousands of county rafts floated billions of board feet of timber to sawmills in Lock Haven, Williamsport and Marietta. A ring rock where rafts moored is still located along the river at the site of Lewis Miller's Hotel . . . — — Map (db m122453) HM
On Rolling Stone Road, 0.1 miles north of Kylertown Drifting Highway (Pennsylvania Route 53), on the right when traveling north.
Named for airmail pilot Charles Ames who died flying in 1925, the county's first airfield began as an emergency stop on the transcontinental airmail route from New York - San Francisco which started in 1918. In 1924 a navigational beacon was . . . — — Map (db m116908) HM
On Twenty-eighth Division Highway (U.S. 322) at Thunderbird Road, on the right when traveling east on Twenty-eighth Division Highway.
The first road to the northwest frontier of Pennsylvania. Opened to the Allegheny River in 1804. In this section, it followed, generally, the course of the Chinklacamoose Path. During the War of 1812, troops under Major McClellan were transported . . . — — Map (db m65567) HM
On Coal Hill Road (U.S. 219) 0.1 miles east of Bearfield Road, on the right when traveling east.
A famous portrait and scenic artist, Burfoot came to the US in the 1880's and Clearfield County in 1895. His home later in life was at this site with a studio in his yard. He also had studios in Pittsburgh, Washington and New York. His work is . . . — — Map (db m122450) HM
On Shamokin Trail (Pennsylvania Route 410) 0.2 miles west of Church Road, on the right when traveling east.
Former camping place at the junction of two Indian paths: the Great Shamokin, running from Sunbury to Kittanning; and the path to Venango, now Franklin. During War of 1812, Maj. McClelland's force camped here. Spring is 60 yards SW. — — Map (db m65573) HM
Near Coal Hill Road (U.S. 219) at Luthersburg Rockton Road (U.S. 322).
This tablet marks the junction of the Snow Shoe & Packerville Turnpike with the Erie Turnpike, also known as the road from Reading to Presque Isle, Susquehanna & Waterford Turnpike, Bellefonte & Waterford Turnpike, Cream Hill Turnpike, and now . . . — — Map (db m116905) HM
Near Alexander Road (Local Route 557) 0.7 miles east of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 53).
On July 1, 1784 Revolutionary War Soldier James Alexander (1726-1791) received a warrant for this ground. In 1809 his son William Brown Alexander (1782-1862) settled here, and the area became known as Alexander's Fording. His will, dated April 25, . . . — — Map (db m107900) HM
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 53) at Banion Road (Pennsylvania Route 453).
On July 1, 1784 Revolutionary War Soldier James Alexander (1726-1791) received a warrant for 413 acres in Clearfield County. James served with Washington at Valley Forge during winter of 1777-78. In 1785 James and son Robert visited here. Four . . . — — Map (db m107903) HM
On Burnside McGee Highway (U.S. 219) at Fire Tower Road, on the right when traveling south on Burnside McGee Highway.
From the 1840's until c1912, thousands of county rafts floated billions of board feet of timber to mills in Lock Haven, Williamsport and Marietta. On March 14, 1938, a reenactment "Last Raft" left a traditional assembly point at Charlie McGee's . . . — — Map (db m106665) HM
On Covered Bridge Road, 0.1 miles south of Burnside McGee Highway (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south.
Only remaining covered bridge over any branch of the Susquehanna River. Thomas McGee built this single span Burr arch truss bridge in 1873 for $175 using hand hewed white pine timbers from the area. It was the last covered bridge built in Clearfield . . . — — Map (db m106713) HM
On Mahaffey Grampian Highway (U.S. 219) at Appian Way, on the right when traveling west on Mahaffey Grampian Highway.
One of the most significant evangelical Christian authors of the 20th century, Tozer was born a few miles south of here in LaJose (Newburg). A pastor with The Christian and Missionary Alliance and a nationally recognized theologian, lecturer and . . . — — Map (db m106714) HM
On Douglas Road, 0.1 miles south of Old Station Road, on the right when traveling south.
From 1979-1985, Harry Matlack discovered 126 Late Woodland Indian graves with encampments dating from 1500 to 1650 at the old Grier Bell Farm near here. This site was a three-component village, home for at least three different groups, each building . . . — — Map (db m107911) HM
On Front Street, 0.2 miles north of Main St. and Glenn Road, on the right when traveling north.
A German native, Snyder came to PA in 1758; to this county c1820. Serving 6 years, he fought under George Washington and Gen. Wayne at Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, Paoli and wintered at Valley Forge. He was a friend of Marquis de Lafayette and . . . — — Map (db m65263) HM
On Curwensville Tyrone Highway (Pennsylvania Route 453) 0.1 miles west of Kellytown Road, on the right when traveling west.
On December 13, 1864, Co. C 16th VRC of the Union Army surrounded the Barnett log house at this site and requested the surrender of deserters and draft dodgers. Deserter Tom Adams fired and killed Union Soldier Edgar Reed of New Hampshire. Adams was . . . — — Map (db m107906) HM
The county draft roll of August of 1864 had over 500 names, and only 150 men answered the call. In June 1863 assistant marshal David Cathcart was shot in Knox Twp. by draft dodgers working as loggers. Homes were set fire in Graham Twp. by draft . . . — — Map (db m107908) HM
On Curtin Street at Lingle Street, on the right when traveling east on Curtin Street.
The first town in the county to receive a railroad in 1862 and the telephone in 1878. In 1874 Berwind-White, the 4th largest coal company in the world, was founded here. The 1875 fire made homeless over 1200 of 1500 residents. Birthplace of . . . — — Map (db m107898) HM
On Hoovertown Road (Pennsylvania Route 153) 0.1 miles north of Bennetts Valley Highway (Pennsylvania Route 255), on the right when traveling north.
She tended the troops in Lanesboro, Mass. during the war. After the war, she married Revolutionary War soldier Seth Hoyt and some years later they moved to New Haven, Vermont. After her husband's death, she came to Huston Township where her children . . . — — Map (db m121811) HM
On Bennetts Valley Highway (Pennsylvania Route 255) 0.2 miles north of State Park Road (Pennsylvania Route 153), on the right when traveling north.
Noted band composer (1881-1955) lived most of his life in Penfield and was church organist here. Rosenkrans wrote piano and organ music and hymns, as well as over 200 band numbers. Among his marches are "Triumphant Battalions" and "Our Glorious . . . — — Map (db m42901) HM
Near Bennetts Valley Highway (Pennsylvania Route 255), on the right when traveling north.
The great singing evangelist and gospel song writer was born July 9, 1838, in a log house which stood a little distance from here. He lived and worked on the farm and in nearby lumber camps until the age of 16. — — Map (db m42902) HM
On Troy Hill Road at Morrisdale Dam Road, on the right when traveling north on Troy Hill Road.
Located in the 1796 State Road that followed the Indian Path; Conrad Kyler settled here in 1803. Abe Kyler occupied the log house c. 1820 until he sold to Ed Perks. The adjacent Kyler burial ground (Perks Cemetery) has the oldest marked graves in . . . — — Map (db m116907) HM
On Rockton Mountain Highway (U.S. 322) at Spruce Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on Rockton Mountain Highway.
This turnpike was authorized by the Assembly in 1828. It left the Lake Erie Pike at Black Moshannon, then on to Allport, Kylerville (Bigler) and to Clearfield Town. Built to establish postal service to Clearfield as the County seat. From Clearfield . . . — — Map (db m65572) HM
On Veterans Street (Pennsylvania Route 729) at Plank Road, on the right when traveling east on Veterans Street.
Nevling's Keystone Inn (c1849-1890s) is located on the old Wilderness Trail between Tyrone and Grampian. In May 1861 Col. Irvin passed by here with the Bucktails enroute to Tyrone during the Civil War. This was the last stage route in the county . . . — — Map (db m107895) HM
On SR 1012 at Shawville Highway, on the right when traveling north on SR 1012.
The first major commercial brick-works in the county (Woodland Fire Brick, 1870, and Hope Fire Brick, 1872) were located here and consolidated into Woodland Fire Brick Co. Ltd. in 1875. In 1884 it was sold to Harbison & Walker Co. of Pittsburgh, . . . — — Map (db m116902) HM