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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Mercer 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 Mercer County, PA (95) Butler County, PA (52) Crawford County, PA (140) Lawrence County, PA (40) Venango County, PA (69) Mahoning County, OH (78) Trumbull County, OH (69)  MercerCounty(95) Mercer County (95)  ButlerCounty(52) Butler County (52)  CrawfordCounty(140) Crawford County (140)  LawrenceCounty(40) Lawrence County (40)  VenangoCounty(69) Venango County (69)  MahoningCountyOhio(78) Mahoning County (78)  TrumbullCounty(69) Trumbull County (69)
Mercer is the county seat for Mercer County
Adjacent to Mercer County, Pennsylvania
      Butler County (52)  
      Crawford County (140)  
      Lawrence County (40)  
      Venango County (69)  
      Mahoning County, Ohio (78)  
      Trumbull County, Ohio (69)  
 
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1Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Carlton — Carlton Bridge
On New Lebanon Road at Stamm Lane, on the right when traveling north on New Lebanon Road.
The Carlton Bridge was the last remaining multi span truss bridge in Pennsylvania built by the Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, OH, a company known for its innovation and decorative style. The bridge consisted of two 136 foot long Pratt type through . . . Map (db m105645) HM
2Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Charleston — Clay Furnace
On West Market Street (U.S. 62) at Clay Furnace Road, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street.
First successful use of raw bituminous coal in place of charcoal, 1846; and of unmixed Lake Superior iron ore in 1856. Built 1845 by Vincent and Himrod; named for Henry Clay. Abandoned in 1861. The site is 2 miles away.Map (db m41590) HM
3Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Clark — Albert Bushnell Hart
On Lake Road (Pennsylvania Route 258) at North Hermitage Road (Pennsylvania Route 18), on the right when traveling east on Lake Road.
Distinguished scholar and historian, Harvard graduate and member of its faculty for sixty years, was born nearby, July 1, 1854, and lived here six years. He died July 16, 1943, at Cambridge, Massachusetts.Map (db m41588) HM
4Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Amelia Earhart Drive
On Amelia Earhart Drive east of College Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 18), on the left when traveling east.
Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly across the Atlantic, received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from Thiel College December 1932. Her father, Edwin S. Earhart, graduated from Thiel in 1886. Her grandfather, Reverend David Earhart, was one . . . Map (db m175476) HM
5Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Bessemer Caboose #1985
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built in 1956 by International Car Co., Kenton Oh First used as #527 by Elgin, Joliet and Eastern RR Caboose is a 40"- 4" class NE3 car Leased by the Bessemer from 1966 to 1982 Used as a crew car in the Shenango yard Retired in 1982 Note the . . . Map (db m191443) HM
6Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Bessemer Ore Jenny #20567
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built in 1952 at the Greenville Steel Car Company Length 27' — Weight 30 tons — Capacity 70 tons Used to haul iron ore from Conneaut harbor to the Pittsburgh steel mills Donated by the Bessemer Railroad, repainted by Greenville Steel Car and placed . . . Map (db m191447) HM
Paid Advertisement
7Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Bigler Graves
On Mercer Road (Pennsylvania Route 258) at Salem Road, on the right when traveling north on Mercer Road.
Jacob and Susan Bigler, parents of two governors, are buried here. Their son William was Governor of Pennsylvania, 1852-55; and their son John, Governor of California, 1852-56.Map (db m41589) HM
8Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Camp Reynolds
On North Hermitage Road (Pennsylvania Route 18) 0.1 miles south of 10th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Site of a 3300-acre U.S. Army facility, 1942-45. Originally the Shenango Personnel Replacement Depot; renamed 1943. During World War II about a million troops passed through here; most were headed for Europe. A peak of 75,000 were housed here at one . . . Map (db m72982) HM
9Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Dwarf Signal Light
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
This is a dwarf signal light which was used to control train movements. It’s a smaller and cheaper version of our taller signal lights. These would be used in slow speed and restricted clearance areas such as yards or in industries. This signal . . . Map (db m191439) HM
10Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Erie 40' Flatcar #8200
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built in 1904 for the Erie Railroad Erie name is cast on the trucks and stake pockets Car was used for years at the Cooper Bessemer plant in Grove City This fish belly center sill flat hauled diesel engines in plant at Cooper Bessemer Donated by . . . Map (db m191445) HM
11Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — First Sunday School in Mercer County
On Mercer Road (Pennsylvania Route 58) at Salem Road, on the right on Mercer Road.
Organized in 1817 by Samuel Webster Teacher of Log SchoolMap (db m41591) HM
12Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Mile Post
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
This is a mile post or mile marker. These are placed at many points along a railroad track. Engineers, conductors, and dispatchers all needed to be on the same page when they were controlling train movements. Mile markers assured that everyone was . . . Map (db m191440) HM
13Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Phone Box
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Phone boxes like this wooden one, or the concrete box across the parking lot, would be situated at points along the track where trains were likely to stop, such as at signal lights. The conductor could call the dispatcher to pass along or receive . . . Map (db m191441) HM
Paid Advertisement
14Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Position Signal Light
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
This is a position signal light. If three lights were lit vertically, a train could proceed. Three lights horizontally meant stop. Three lights diagonally allowed a train to proceed at a reduced speed, prepared to stop at the next signal. This . . . Map (db m191523) HM
15Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Railroad Crossing Lights
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Railroad crossing lights, like the two displayed here, are placed where railroad tracks cross busy roads. They include the cross arms with a warning message, flashing lights, and an audible ringing bell. Roads that are less busy will be posted with . . . Map (db m191512) HM
16Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Semaphore Signal
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
A semaphore signal controlled the movement of trains by raising or lowering the blade. The position of the blade and the color of the light being displayed told the engineer whether to stop, go, or proceed slowly prepared to stop. This semaphore . . . Map (db m191442) HM
17Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Steam Engine #304/604
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
1 of 9 identical engines built in 1936 by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone Pa Built originally as #304 for the Union Railroad to work the Pittsburgh steel mills Sold to the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range in 1949 and renumbered #604 Used in . . . Map (db m191437) HM
18Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Štefan Banič(1870-1941) — Parachute Inventor —
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Slovak immigrant from Neštich, Slovakia Banič was a resident of Greenville, Pa. from 1907–1921 where he invented a parachute. It was successfully demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on August 3, 1914, and shortly thereafter from a U.S. Army . . . Map (db m191436) HM
19Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Switch Stand
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
This type of Switch Stand was used to manually throw a switch. Moving the heavy arm at the base from one side to the other would push or pull the moveable rails (the points) from one track to another. There would be colored metal flags or a . . . Map (db m191525) HM
20Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — The Chicago Bridge & Iron CompanyGreenville Plant — 1911-1983 —
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
This plaque is in honor of the Greenville employees. In 1910, Horace E. Horton, owner of C B & I Company, riding on an Erie railroad train, took notice of some vacant land on the east side of the tracks, opposite the Bessemer Railroad Shops. He made . . . Map (db m191435) HM
Paid Advertisement
21Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Union Pacific Caboose #25437
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built in 1959 by the Union Pacific at their Omaha shops Was used all over the UP System Special trucks make this a high speed caboose for priority freight trains Donated by the UP, repainted by Trinity Industries, and placed here in 1992Map (db m191444) HM
22Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Wheeling & Lake Erie Caboose #0205
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
1 of 60 built in 1948 by Wheeling & Lake Erie at their Toledo Ironville shops Steel framed caboose is 34' - 3" long & weighs 22,700 lbs. Became Nickel Plate #705 in 1949 Became Norfolk & Western #557705 in 1964 Caboose was donated in 1989 by . . . Map (db m191446) HM
23Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Whistle Post
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
This is a whistle post. They are placed along the tracks a short distance before every road crossing. The W tells the engineer it is time to blow the warning whistle or horn before he reaches the road. The standard crossing warning . . . Map (db m191438) HM
24Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville — Wreck Train Chain
Near Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) at Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
This big chain (1” links x 50’ long) was probably used by the Wreck Train to pull derailed equipment back closer to the track. Once a wrecked car was close enough, the “Big Hook” crane could grab it and lift it back on the tracks or onto a waiting . . . Map (db m191524) HM
25Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Greenville, Pymatuning Township — Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge
On Reynolds Industrial Park Road (Pennsylvania Route SR 4012) at West Kidd's Mill Road, on the right when traveling east on Reynolds Industrial Park Road.
Built in 1868, spanning the Shenango River. The only remaining bridge in Pennsylvania with an all-wooden truss design patented by Robert Smith of Tippecanoe City, Ohio. The last historic covered bridge in Mercer County, extending 120 feet in length . . . Map (db m22619) HM
26Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — "Here's Howe"
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
In the 1920's, George J. Howe owned a grocery store. He roasted and ground coffee in the window and gave 1 free pound with a $10 grocery purchase. Later focusing on coffee roasting and delivery, the name "Here's Howe" came from the grocers . . . Map (db m171110) HM
27Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — "The Voice of Grove City"
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Michael L. Troiano, best known as "The Voice of Grove City" for 26 years, was an announcer and station manager of WEDA-FM. Mike also owned and operated the Dairy Queen on West Main Street for 18 years, serving as a mentor to many local young . . . Map (db m171112) HM
28Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Bashline-Rossman Hospital
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Dr. O.O. Bashline started the first osteopathic practice in several private homes in 1907. In 1915 his nephew, Dr. Walter F. Rossman, joined the practice. The Bashline-Rossman Hospital opened in 1923 (with 23 beds) on the corner of South Center . . . Map (db m171226) HM
29Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Beginnings of Radio in Grove City
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Physics Professor H.W. Harmon installed radio equipment in 1913 at Grove City College. On April 26, 1920, the first radio telephone broadcast was beamed over its station WSAJ by President W.C. Ketler to the New Castle Rotary Club. It preceded . . . Map (db m171117) HM
30Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
In 1861 Norman J. Maxwell joined as a Private in Company E of the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, known as the "Roundheads." Promoted through the ranks to Colonel, Maxwell was awarded Brevet Brigadier General of the U.S. Volunteers in 1865 . . . Map (db m171021) HM WM
31Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Charlie Ray1886 - 1935 — In Loving Memory of —
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
First Police Chief in Grove City 1918 to 1935Map (db m170952) HM
32Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, in World War I
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Company M of the [112th Infantry Regiment, PA] National Guard assembled at the State Armory, Erie Street, on July 15, 1917, for World War I duty. With 150 men, Company M served in France in 1918. The Argonne Forest battle resulted in the . . . Map (db m171158) HM WM
33Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Cunningham Memorial Park
On East Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) at Greenwood Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
In 1798, on a nearby site, the first gristmill in this area was built by Valentine and Margaret Cunningham. Later another gristmill was established here. Soon a community was established. The town, first known as Pine Grove, was incorporated as the . . . Map (db m56836) HM
34Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — DeFrance Drug Store History
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
George DeFrance opened DeFrance Drug Store near this site in 1898. This drug store was the first pharmacy to be awarded an Eastman Kodak and Whitman's Candy franchise west of the Alleghenies. Rodger B. Lindh purchased DeFrance in 1964 and . . . Map (db m171155) HM
35Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Dotty McGill School of Dance
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Dotty opens Broad St. School of Dance 66 yrs ago in 1937; Credits: Who's Who in American Women; Mem./Past Pres. Dance Masters of America, Pa. Pres. Emeritus; Cecchetti Council of America; Judge-Miss America Pageants, Pre-Teen Pageant; Past Prin. . . . Map (db m171027) HM
36Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Dr. John M. Martin
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) at Pine Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
In 1874 Dr. J.M. Martin came to Pine Grove to practice medicine. In 1885, appointed Lieutenant and later Captain, he served [with] the medical staff of Co. F 15th Regiment [PA Volunteers] during the Spanish-American War. His practice spanned three . . . Map (db m171366) HM
37Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Founding of Grove City
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 173) north of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58), on the right when traveling north.
In 1798 Valentine Cunningham, Grove City's founder, cleared a field by a winding creek and built a log cabin on what is now Liberty Street. His wife, Margaret, and their sons, Charles and James G., joined him. Valentine named the stream Wolf Creek . . . Map (db m170840) HM
38Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — French "75"
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) west of Barr Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
In service during the World War Presented by the Gen. Hugh Mercer Chapter D.A.R. May 30, 1930.Map (db m170817) WM
39Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — George Junior Republic
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north.
Since 1909, the community of Grove City has supported George Junior Republic in our mission of helping youth. The Board of Directors, staff, and youth of George Junior Republic proudly present this gazebo to the community of Grove City as an . . . Map (db m171354) HM
40Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Grove City College Original Campus
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 173) north of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58), on the right when traveling north.
[Inset map showing the original college campus layout]Map (db m170836) HM
41Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Grove City Hospital
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
In 1907, with the organizational efforts of Dr. J.M. Martin, Grove City Hospital opened (with 7 beds) on the corner of Stewart Avenue and West Main Street. By 1916 the need for an expanded facility was evident and in 1921 a new hospital opened on . . . Map (db m171224) HM
42Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Grove City National Boys and Girls Purebred Calf Club
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
C.G. Harshaw arranged for the Commercial Club to buy 250 acres of land near town, now Memorial Park, for the use of the Grove City National Boys and Girls Purebred Calf Club. The entire community picnicked at the first Cattle Show in 1920. The . . . Map (db m171116) HM
43Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Grove City Newspaper History
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Grove City's centennial of the borough's incorporation was in 1983. The Allied News July 5 insert highlighted the paper's lineage of newsprint media. Its roots began in 1882 as the Pine Grove Telephone, later Grove City Telephone. The newspaper . . . Map (db m171039) HM
44Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
The volunteer fire department held an organizational meeting on September 21, 1904. The borough supplied the initial equipment: hose cart, hook and ladder cart, a hose, axes, crowbars. During the first year, a baseball game and a pie social were . . . Map (db m171230) HM
45Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — History of Burdicks Men’s Clothing Store
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Burdicks first opened a newspaper business in the early 1920's, owned by Edward L. Burdick, Sr., and Edward L. Burdick, Jr. Later goods and services included a soda fountain, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, and bus service. In the . . . Map (db m171118) HM
46Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — History of Grove City
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
The sons of Valentine and Margaret, Charles and James G. "Squire" Cunningham, returned to Wolf Creek in 1834 to lay out the town of Pine Grove (some sources say 1844). On his way to Harrisburg to secure title to the town, "Squire" saw his first . . . Map (db m170953) HM
47Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — History of Grove City
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
James Hunter came to Pine Grove in 1858 and homesteaded 65 acres, the origin of Hunter Farm (at the end of Greenwood Drive). His son, James Wilkin Hunter, later increased the size to about 300 acres. Hunter Farm retailed milk for about 20 years . . . Map (db m170988) HM
48Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — History of Grove City
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
The Montgomery Broom Factory opened in a house on Jackson Street in 1870 and later moved to Blair Street. In the 1920s the broom warehouse was destroyed by fire. When rebuilt, the inside wall was constructed with yellow bricks, which were removed . . . Map (db m171026) HM
49Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — History of Grove City
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
To create a site for a new post office in 1933, the McConkey House (pictures still on the wall) was moved across the bridge to its current location at 142 East Pine Street. The Post Office was dedicated during the Golden Jubilee, a 50-year . . . Map (db m171031) HM
50Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Incorporation of Grove City Borough
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north.
In 1882 a petition of 91 Pine Grove citizens was presented to Mercer County Court. Thus, the community became incorporated as the Borough of Grove City on January 4, 1883. A seal with a pine tree in the center was approved. Pine Grove Normal . . . Map (db m171298) HM
51Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — J. Howard Pew1882 - 1971
Class of 1900 Trustee 1912 - 1971 President, Board of Trustees, 1931 - 1971 This statue of J. Howard Pew commemorates his wisdom, his integrity, and his commitment to the ideals of this nation. His values are deeply imbued in the fabric and . . . Map (db m170949) HM
52Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — James G. Bell
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
James G. Bell managed the Guthrie and Lee Theaters (1950-1976). He was a member of the Grove City Chamber, the Safety Council, and an Elder of Tower Presbyterian Church. He served the American Field Service, area mental health organizations . . . Map (db m170955) HM
53Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — James V. Perry and WEDA-FM
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
WEDA-FM radio station, founded by James V. Perry, first aired on September 12, 1962. Its Easy Listening format provided a valuable service within a 50-mile radius of Grove City. James was very active in numerous community projects, and served two . . . Map (db m171228) HM
54Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Jerry C. Taylor
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) at Pine Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
Jerry C. Taylor purchased the Ford dealership at 100 E. Poplar Street in 1968 from Jordan Bros. He moved the dealership in 1973 to Rt. 58 West. Jerry won many customer service awards from Ford Motor Co. He supported community projects and was a . . . Map (db m171367) HM
55Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Joden Jewelers
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Hoover Miller Building has been the home of retail stores since it was built in 1905. Joden Jewelers, a world-renowned source of fine antique, estate, and modern jewelry opened its door here in 1970 with the motto: "You can go to a . . . Map (db m171301) HM
56Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Joseph D. Monteleone
In grateful appreciation of Joseph D. Monteleone for his generous donation making the construction of this picnic shelter possible ————————————— Dedicated . . . Map (db m170809) HM
57Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Joseph Foster
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Joseph Foster was projectionist at the Guthrie Theatre for 50 years (1933-1983). Joe worked for owners Martha Guthrie, J.G (Glenn) and H.M. (Bud) Carruthers, and William Demarsh. An avid outdoorsman, Joe was often seen driving his 1931 Chevrolet . . . Map (db m170990) HM
58Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Margaret Simpson Guinnip
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north.
Margaret "Margit" Simpson and her husband John Guinnip owned a sheep ranch in California[.] After his death, she returned to this area in 1883 and learned that Grove City Borough needed operating funds. She loaned the borough council a total of . . . Map (db m171300) HM
59Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — McBride & McBride, Attorneys
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
Milford L. McBride, Sr., and Milford L. McBride, Jr., attorneys at McBride & McBride, were active in community projects including the Board of Trustees of Grove City College. M.L. McBride, Sr.'s office was on the 2nd Floor of the old 1st . . . Map (db m171029) HM
60Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — McMullen Travel
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
McMullen Travel was founded by Bob & Donna McMullen in 1951. They started the business as a bus station, soda fountain and operated the local taxi service for many years. They were founders of the National Tour Association and Bob was president of . . . Map (db m171023) HM
61Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Montgomery Broom Factory
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Brothers Milton and Nelson Montgomery began the Montgomery Broom Factory, located on Blair Street, in 1870. In 1934 Evert Swarts and his uncle Samuel Montgomery assumed ownership. It became known as the Montgomery-Swarts Broom Company. In 1946 the . . . Map (db m171162) HM
62Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Pine Grove Golf Course
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the left.
John Deitrick designed and built Pine Grove Golf Course on his farm property in 1957. This provided folks in the Grove City area with a place to enjoy a game of golf. Len Chutz purchased the course in 1978 and continued development. It is . . . Map (db m171043) HM
63Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Pine Grove Normal Academy
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north.
In April 1876, at the age of 23, Isaac C. Ketler opened his "Select School"-- the forerunner of Grove City College. The first classes were held with 13 students. The fall session opened with 74 students with the school renamed as Pine Grove Normal . . . Map (db m171357) HM
64Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
At 1913's June Festival, pioneer aviator Earl Saundt (Earle Sandt) gave an exhibition flight. After his aeroplane clipped tall pine trees along Wolf Creek, he crashed into a freshly manured garden behind a home at 146 East Pine Street. He died . . . Map (db m171156) HM
65Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Police protection began in 1910 with one officer. Charles "Charlie" Ray, the first police chief, served from 1918 to 1935. Except for special occasions, he worked the streets himself. When needed, the Chief whistled down a car and jumped on the . . . Map (db m171164) HM
66Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Pythagorean 𝜋Sculptor Peter Calaboyias
The sculpture is a statement of the relationship of the sides of the right triangle by Pythagoras of Samos and the pursuit of squaring the circle by Archimedes of Syracuse. The arc moves upward, drawing attention to the vertical dimension and to . . . Map (db m171432) HM
67Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Rolland E. English
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58), on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m170823) HM
68Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Ruth Daugherty Eccles
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
A true Proverbs woman, Ruth Daugherty Eccles, a beautiful lady both inside and out, had a great belief in people. In 1960 she purchased the Campus Dress Shop and created the Four Seasons, 119 S. Broad St., a ladies apparel store, establishing a . . . Map (db m171236) HM
69Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Site of First Building
To the right of this marker stood Recitation Hall, first building of Grove City College. It was built by the citizens of this community in 1879 under the leadership of Dr. Isaac C. Ketler, founder of the college. [Imprint of the . . . Map (db m170885) HM
70Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
In June 1910, an ordinance was passed permitting a streetcar company to connect Grove City to Slippery Rock's line. A streetcar was displayed to encourage investment. After sections of the track were placed, the venture failed. During World . . . Map (db m171167) HM
71Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Susan Eccles O'Kane
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north.
Susan Eccles O'Kane was a visionary leader committed to high ideals. She established the Village Shop at 152 South Broad Street and operated four businesses from 1960 to 1998. Susan was known for her strong character, inspiring many women and . . . Map (db m171361) HM
72Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Ted Hines and Pine Instrument Company
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Ted Hines founded Pine Instrument Company in 1962. The company designs and manufactures electronic controls and asphalt testing equipment. Its location in 2002 is 101 Industrial Drive. . . . Map (db m171033) HM
73Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — The Grove City Honor Roll
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) west of Barr Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Rededicated in 2007 to all veterans who entered the service from Grove City and served during the following conflicts: World War I • World War II • Korean War Vietnam War • Lebanon • Grenada • Panama Gulf War • Afghanistan • Iraq [Armed . . . Map (db m170821) WM
74Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — The Railroad and Pine Grove
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) at Pine Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
The railroad came to Pine Grove in 1872, encouraged primarily by the many deposits of coal in the area. A great train wreck took place on September 16, 1910. Passenger service was popular for many years but was discontinued in the 1950's. . . . Map (db m171362) HM
75Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Timeline of Grove City Catholicism
On South Center Street Ext. (Pennsylvania Route 208) 0.5 miles west of North Liberty Road (County Route 304), on the right when traveling west.
[Timeline Excerpts follow] Reverend Father Fred Borman Founded Mission 1896 - 1900 Reverend Father Daniel Lehane Celebrated Masses in Grove City 1896 - 1898 Reverend Father Francis Buonaura First Resident Pastor 1904 - . . . Map (db m171433) HM
76Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Veterans Honorary
These living gardens are dedicated to the honor of God and Country in tribute to the men and women of Grove City College who have Lived on this campus Looked many times from this view Learned in these halls and Left this very special . . . Map (db m170948) WM
77Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Veterans Memorial
On Broad Street at Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58), on the left when traveling north on Broad Street.
In honor of all who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America from The Grove City AreaMap (db m170884) WM
78Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — War Memorial
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) west of Barr Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Honor and glory to those who served in the wars of the United States The World War 1917 · 1919 1941 · 1945 The War of Independence 1775 · 1783 The War of 1812 1812 · 1815 The Mexican War 1846 · 1848 The Civil War 1861 · . . . Map (db m170815) WM
79Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Grove City — Wendell August
On Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Wendell August, a coal mine owner in Brockway, hired blacksmiths to keep his work horses shod[.] Needing iron door latches for his new house, he had his blacksmiths create them for $4 rather than $60. Seeing the potential in hand-forged metalware, . . . Map (db m171028) HM
80Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Jamestown — Jamestown Community Veterans Memorial
On Liberty Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) at Water Street, on the right when traveling east on Liberty Street.
Jamestown Community Veterans Memorial To all those of our community who have served our nation in peace and war. Freedom is not free. All gave some, some gave all. May God bless them all.Map (db m107692) WM
81Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Leesburg — Johnston Tavern
On Perry Highway (U.S. 19) at Dydeks Lane, on the right when traveling south on Perry Highway.
Kept by Arthur Johnston; licensed in 1827. Present building erected in 1831. Served travelers on the Pittsburgh-Mercer road, and stood conveniently near Springfield Furnace, in operation after 1837.Map (db m41596) HM
82Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Maysville — Pennsylvania
On Vernon Road (Pennsylvania Route 358) west of North State Line Road, on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.Map (db m41599) HM
83Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Mercer — General Hugh Mercer
On North Diamond Street, 0 miles east of Perry Highway (U.S. 19).
In memory of General Hugh Mercer. Born in Scotland, Colonel on General Forbes Expedition against Fort Duquesne 1758, Commander at Fort Pitt 1759, Colonel 3rd Virginia Regiment 1776, Brigadier General Continental Army 1776, killed in the Battle . . . Map (db m41593) HM
84Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Mercer — Mercer County
On North Diamond Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) at Strawberry Street, on the left when traveling west on North Diamond Street.
Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. The United States census reported 3228 residents in 1800. Named for General Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary hero killed at Battle of Princeton, 1777. Early iron and coal center. Mercer, the county seat, was . . . Map (db m41598) HM
85Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Mercer — The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School
On North Diamond Street at Strawberry Street, on the left when traveling west on North Diamond Street.
In memory of The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Mercer, Pennsylvania Opened in 1868 Closed in 1889 Maintained by the State of Pennsylvania for the purpose of providing a home and education for the children of her soldiers and sailors who . . . Map (db m41604) HM
86Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Sandy Lake — Maurice K. Goddard1912-1995
On Lake Wilhelm Road (Pennsylvania Route 1009) 0.1 miles south of Georgetown Road (Pennsylvania Route 1014), on the right when traveling south.
Serving under five governors from 1955-1979 in a remarkable career as Secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters and the Department of Environmental Resources, "Doc" Goddard expanded the state park system, led efforts to professionalize state . . . Map (db m67116) HM
87Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Sharon — Second Oakland Avenue Bridge
On South Oakland Avenue, 0.1 miles south of East State Street (Pennsylvania Route 518), on the right when traveling south.
On this site, the second Oakland Avenue bridge was constructed in 1936. The bridge was a single span, open spandrel, reinforced concrete arch bridge with a span of 331 feet. It was an excellent example of this type of bridge and it was a good . . . Map (db m156839) HM
88Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Sharpsville — Erie Extension Canal
On Lamor Road (Pennsylvania Route 518) 0 miles west of N. Hermitage Road (Pennsylvania Route 18), on the right when traveling west.
Route of travel and trade, Pittsburgh to Great Lakes, 1840-1871. Important to the western Pennsylvania iron industry before the rise of the railroads. The only remaining canal lock still stands in Sharpsville.Map (db m50503) HM
89Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Sharpsville — Erie Extension Canal
On E. High Street Extension, on the right when traveling east.
Route of travel and trade, Pittsburgh to Great Lakes, 1840-1871. Important to the western Pennsylvania iron industry before the rise of the railroads. Lock #10, a guard lock, represents the only remaining canal lock.Map (db m50504) HM
90Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Sharpsville — Pennsylvania
On Tamarack Road (Pennsylvania Route 718) 0.1 miles south of Hartford Road, on the right when traveling east.
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.Map (db m41603) HM
91Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Sharpsville — Sharpsville Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m114607) WM
92Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Sheakleyville — James Sheakley
On Perry Highway (U.S. 19) close to Lake Road, on the right when traveling north.
Fourth Territorial Governor of Alaska, 1893-1897, James Sheakley (1829-1917), was born in Sheakleyville, which was named for his grandfather. Appointed by President Cleveland, he also served as United States Commissioner of Schools for Alaska, . . . Map (db m41595) HM
93Pennsylvania, Mercer County, Stoneboro — "Freedom Road"
On Lakeview School Road (U.S. 62) 0.4 miles south of Walnut Street (Pennsylvania Route 845), on the right when traveling north.
In search of freedom, men and women brought from the South by the "Underground Railroad" settled near here about 1825 and later. After 1850, most of them went on to Canada. Their cemetery, still in use, lies a short distance above the road.Map (db m41592) HM
94Pennsylvania, Mercer County, West Middlesex — Veterans Memorial
On New Castle Road (Pennsylvania Route 18) north of Pennsylvania Route 551, on the right when traveling east.
Robert W. Leco Sr., U.S. Army 1924 - 2009 • Herbert F. Troup, U.S. Marines 1924 - 2008 • Robert C. Renner, Jr., U.S. Army 1939 - 2016Map (db m202309) WM
95Pennsylvania, Mercer County, West Middlesex — West Middlesex Veterans Memorial
On New Castle Road (Pennsylvania Route 15) north of Pulaski Road (Pennsylvania Route 551), on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to all members of our community who have served in the armed forces of our nation during past, present and future wars & conflicts in it's time of need Spanish American • World War I • World War II • Korea • Cuban Crisis . . . Map (db m202308) WM
 
 
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Mar. 20, 2023