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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Columbia 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 Columbia County, PA (66) Luzerne County, PA (285) Lycoming County, PA (192) Montour County, PA (23) Northumberland County, PA (86) Schuylkill County, PA (70) Sullivan County, PA (43)  ColumbiaCounty(66) Columbia County (66)  LuzerneCounty(285) Luzerne County (285)  LycomingCounty(192) Lycoming County (192)  MontourCounty(23) Montour County (23)  NorthumberlandCounty(86) Northumberland County (86)  SchuylkillCounty(70) Schuylkill County (70)  SullivanCounty(43) Sullivan County (43)
Bloomsburg is the county seat for Columbia County
Adjacent to Columbia County, Pennsylvania
      Luzerne County (285)  
      Lycoming County (192)  
      Montour County (23)  
      Northumberland County (86)  
      Schuylkill County (70)  
      Sullivan County (43)  
 
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1Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Benton — Fishing Creek Confederacy
On Mill Street (Pennsylvania Route 487) 0.1 miles south of Shichshinny Road (Pennsylvania Route 239), on the right when traveling south.
Alarmed about draft resistance, the federal government deployed 800 troops to the Fishing Creek Valley in August 1864 to suppress the opposition. Peace Democrats suspected of Confederate sympathies were questioned at the Christian church near this . . . Map (db m89911) HM
2Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Benton — Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (Route 239/487) north of Beaver Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m161959) WM
3Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — 9/11 Memorial
On 3rd Street at Mack Street, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street.
Dedicated to all firefighters, police officers, EMS workers and all others who lost their lives to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and all those who carry on. These metal fragments are from remains of the Twin Towers that . . . Map (db m134844) HM WM
4Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Berwick Founder, Settlers, and Pioneers — 1786 • 1936
On Market Street north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
(front) 1747 — Evan Owen — 1819 Purchaser of the Site and Founder of the Town. - First Settlers - 1786 Robert and John Brown named the town Berwick, after Berwick-upon-Tweed, England - Pioneers - . . . Map (db m119515) HM
5Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Edith Emaline Orvis — 1877 • 1971 — Christian Humanitarian —
On Market Street north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Who gave her talents in loving concern to the immigrants of 1919 - Berwick - 1961Map (db m119527) HM
6Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Evan Owen
On Market Street at 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on Market Street.
To honor the memory of Evan Owen Founder of Berwick Evan Owen 1746 1819 His wife Jane Owen 1751 1829Map (db m119567) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Gene Harvey
On Market Street north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
In memory of Gene Harvey who for 48 years delighted Berwick's children and adults with his unselfish portrayal of Santa ClausMap (db m119509) HM
8Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Jackson Mansion
On Market Street north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m119565) HM
9Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Nescopeck
On East Front Street (US 11) at Fowler Avenue on East Front Street (US 11).
Name of Shawnee-Delaware Indian village located here. From Braddock's defeat in 1755 until Fort Augusta was built in 1756, it was a rallying point for Indians hostile to the English.Map (db m167150) HM
10Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
On Market Street north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty The . . . Map (db m119508) HM
11Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Stuart Tank
On 3rd Street at Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street.
During WWII, 9,135 American Car & Foundry workers from the surrounding region produced 15,224 tanks for American and Allied Forces. The first US tank fabricated on an assembly line, the Stuart was favored for its speed and mobility and saw action . . . Map (db m134841) HM
12Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — World War II Memorial
On Market Street north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
These memorial rose beds dedicated in commemoration of our men and women who served in World War II Let none forget they gave their all and faltered not when came the callMap (db m119529) WM
13Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — World War Memorial — 1914 • In Memoriam • 1918
On Market Street north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to all men of Berwick and Vicinity who fought in the World War - to those who fought and lived, and those who fought and died; to those who gave much, and those who gave all. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Arthur Belles • . . . Map (db m119513) WM
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14Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 100-106 West Main Street
On Market Street at Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south on Market Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m89851) HM
15Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 111 West Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) west of Market Street, on the right when traveling west.
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119388) HM
16Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 118 East Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) east of Iron Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119404) HM
17Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 128 West Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) at Murray Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119427) HM
18Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 134-140 East Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) east of Iron Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119426) HM
19Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 142-144 West Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) west of Murray Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119428) HM
20Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 225 Market Street
On Market Street at Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Market Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119386) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 235 Market Street
On Market Street at Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Market Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119342) HM
22Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 246 West Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) west of Oyer Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116464) HM
23Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 259 West Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) west of Oyer Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116462) HM
24Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 261 West Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) at West Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116461) HM
25Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 317 Market Street
On Market Street north of Anthony Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119341) HM
26Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 325 Market Street
On Market Street at Anthony Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Market Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119340) HM
27Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 401 Market Street
On Market Street at 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Market Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119337) HM
28Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 419 Market Street
On Market Street north of Brugler Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119336) HM
29Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 445-447 Market Street
On Market Street north of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119329) HM
30Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — 56-64 East Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 11) at Iron Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119402) HM
31Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Beth Israel Congregation
On 4th Street at Clinton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 4th Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m119473) HM
32Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Carver Hall
On Penn Street at 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south on Penn Street.
This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983Map (db m116465) HM
33Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Columbia County
On Main Street (US 11).
Formed March 22, 1813 out of Northumberland County. Named in honor of America. County seat, Bloomsburg, became this State's only incorporated town in 1870. A Friends meetinghouse was built at Catawissa about 1789. "Twin covered bridges" at Forks are . . . Map (db m89850) HM
34Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Columbia County Civil War Memorial
On West Main Street at Market Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
. . . Map (db m210915) WM
35Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Columbia County Courthouse
On Main Street (US 11).
The first Columbia County Courthouse was built on this site in 1848. It was designed by Napoleon LeBrun, the same architect who designed the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The original courthouse is not the core of the building you see here. If . . . Map (db m89892) HM
36Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — David Jewett Waller — Born at Wilkesbarre, Jan'y 16, 1815 — Died Dec. 7, 1893 — Son of Phineas and Elizabeth Jewett Waller —
First Pastor Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg Pa., 1839 - 1871Map (db m119472) HM
37Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — East Bloomsburg Bridge
On Ferry Road (Pennsylvania Route 487) at Airport Road, on the right when traveling south on Ferry Road.
A pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss bridge spanned the north branch of the Susquehanna River at this site from 1894 to 1987. The bridge superstructure constructed of steel and iron by King Iron Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio had six . . . Map (db m211406) HM
38Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — First Presbyterian Church
On Market Street at 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Market Street.
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119339) HM
39Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Fort McClure
On West Main Street (U.S. 11) just south of Red Mill Road, on the left when traveling south.
Early in 1781 the McClure house was stockaded by the noted Indian fighter, Moses Van Campen, to protect settlers in this region after destruction of Fort Jenkins in 1780. Site on the north bank of the Susquehanna in present Bloomsburg.Map (db m46287) HM
40Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Fort Wheeler
On Lightstreet Road (PA 487) at Paper Mill Road on Lightstreet Road (PA 487).
A stockade-type fort was built here in 1778 along Fishing Creek by Moses Van Campen. It served during the Revolution as a refuge against the Indians, by whom it was once attacked. Van Campen was the noted Indian scout of this regionMap (db m89909) WM
41Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Japanese Split Beech
On Market Street at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street.
. . . Map (db m119345) HM
42Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Native American Inhabitants Memorial
On W. Fort McClure Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
Miquon Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists in remembrance of the Native American inhabitants here over the past 6000 years. Map (db m163640) HM
43Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Pursel Store Building — Established 1893
On Main Street (U.S. 11) at Market Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
Frank Patterson Pursel Proprietor, (1893-1936) Frank P. Pursel, Jr. & Charles W.M. Pursel Proprietors, (1936-1957) Pursel Store Building Trust (1957-1975) Frank P. Pursel, III & Charles W.M. Pursel, Jr. Owners, (1975-2003) The "Pursel . . . Map (db m119392) HM
44Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
On Market Street at 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street.
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty The . . . Map (db m119324) HM
45Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Rupert Covered Bridge — National Register
On Covered Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north.
Plaque 1 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Plaque 2 Rupert Covered Bridge Columbia County Commissioners William M. . . . Map (db m163642) HM
46Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Rupert Covered Bridge — A Popular Route for Travelers
On Covered Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north.
Rupert Covered Bridge was built in 1847 by Jesse M. Beard at a cost of $1,637. It is located in the village of Rupert named after Leonard Rupert who established a ferry across the river and his home became a popular stopping off place for . . . Map (db m163644) HM
47Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
On Main Street (U.S. 11) at Iron Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119394) HM
48Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — War Hero Memorial Pinery
On Penn Street at Penn Argyle Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Penn Street.
The Bloomsburg State Normal School Class of 1919 dedicated this memorial to 16 former students - 15 soldiers and a nurse - who died during World War I. It included sixteen trees in the shape of a six-pointed star, one for each of the fallen. By . . . Map (db m116477) HM
49Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — War Memorial
On Lightstreet Road (Pennsylvania Route 487) north of Swisher Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Freedom — no word was ever spoken that has held out greater hope, demanded greater sacrifice, needed more to be nurtured, blessed more the giver, damned more its destroyer or come closer to being God's will on earth. General of the . . . Map (db m119006) WM
50Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Wesley United Methodist Church
On Market Street at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street.
Property of Special Merit Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation SocietyMap (db m119385) HM
51Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Bloomsburg — Wyoming Path
On West Main Street (U.S. 11) just south of Red Mill Road, on the left when traveling south.
Important path linking the many Indian settlements in the Wyoming Valley with Shamokin, now Sunbury. In 1742 Count Zinzendorf, organizer of Moravian missions, came this way after visiting the Shawnees at Wyoming.Map (db m46286) HM
52Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Catawissa — Catawissa Friends Meeting
On South Street, on the right when traveling west.
The nearby friends meeting-house, built about 1775, was the place of worship for early Quaker settlers among the pioneers of this region. Catawissa itself was laid out by William Hughes, a Berks County Quaker.Map (db m46230) HM
53Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Catawissa — Hollingshead Covered Bridge — National Register of Historic Places
On Mountain Road at Old Reading Road, on the right when traveling south on Mountain Road.
(Plaque 1) This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior (Plaque 2) Hollingshead Covered Bridge Columbia County Commissioners Leroy . . . Map (db m163637) HM
54Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Cleveland — 1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck
1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck Originally owned by the Ralpho Fire Company, Overlook, PA Purchased by Knoebels in May 1972 Used for the flood clean-up in June 1972 & various pumping duties since Body restored in 2007- 2008 Currently . . . Map (db m166175) HM
55Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Franklin — Grand Carousel
[plaque]Grand Carousel Purchased: 1941. Opened: 1942 Previous Location: Riverside Park, Rahway, NJ This large 4 abreast carousel was built by George Kremer in 1913 using a Looff platform and horses carved by Charles Carmel. It features 63 . . . Map (db m122649) HM
56Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Franklin — Grand Carousel
Hand carved in 1913 by master carver Charles Carmel. This carousel was purchased by Knoebels in 1941 and moved here from Rahway, N.J. Its 63 horses and 3 chariots make it one of the largest remaining carousels in the country.Map (db m213064) HM
57Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Franklin — Swimming Hole
On Knoebels Road, on the right when traveling west.
Swimming Hole A natural swimming hole on Roaring Creek attracted the first visitors to Knoebels farm. Admission: With bath house 10’ Visitors Horse Fed & Stabled 25’Map (db m122641) HM
58Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Franklin — The Newest Old Covered Bridge
The newest Old Covered Bridge in the world, built 1975. "The Park's Beginning" was 100 feet upstream where the original Knoebels Groves Covered Bridge and old swimming hole were located. That bridge was replaced by the modern highway bridge in 1940.Map (db m122643) HM
59Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Lime Ridge — Fort Jenkins
On Old Berwick Road just east of Naus Way.
A stockaded house used as a settler's refuge was situated here on the bank overlooking the river, 1778-80, when it was destroyed by the Indians. The land was later owned by James Wilson, an author of the Constitution.Map (db m89910) WM
60Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Millville — Grist Mill Drive Wheels — This is to Remember
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 254), on the left when traveling east.
These grist mill drive wheels, eight feet in diameter and each weighing 2,770 pounds, placed here in 1995 through the special efforts of two local residents, Glen (Bud) Gillaspy and Raymond Weaver, with the help of a number of proud citizens, are . . . Map (db m161946) HM
61Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Millville — John Eves' Mill
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 254) east of Little Fishing Creek, on the right when traveling west.
On this site, the first settler in Columbia County erected a mill in 1785 or 1786. It burned to the ground in 1849 while owned and operated by George Masters. Rebuilt in 1852 by George Masters and John Betz, the business prospered and passed . . . Map (db m161951) HM
62Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Millville — Lights Around the Park
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 254) east of Green Street, on the left when traveling east.
In the year 2000 through the generous support of the following community spirited individuals, families and organizations our town became a better place to live. Our Park was enhanced by the installation of eighteen Victorian lights around the . . . Map (db m161945) HM
63Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Millville — 12 — Millville
On Main Street at Little Fishing Creek, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
Named for grist mill erected on site of town Founded 1772Map (db m161957) HM
64Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Millville — Site of the Greenwood Seminary — In Appreciation
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 254) east of Green Street, on the left when traveling east.
To E. Eugene Eves and Elizabeth Eves Thomson, descendents of original organizers of the Greenwood Seminary, who in 1965 made a gift of this property to the Millville Borough for recreational purposes. This land was the site of the Greenwood . . . Map (db m161944) HM
65Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Millville — Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 254) east of Green Street, on the left when traveling east.
In Honor of All Veterans Fighting for Freedom Praying for PeaceMap (db m161942) WM
66Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Millville — Veterans Memorial
[Varied American War flag holders]Map (db m161950) WM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023