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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, PA (258) Berks County, PA (270) Bucks County, PA (254) Chester County, PA (295) Delaware County, PA (257) Lehigh County, PA (124) Philadelphia County, PA (1465)  MontgomeryCounty(258) Montgomery County (258)  BerksCounty(270) Berks County (270)  BucksCounty(254) Bucks County (254)  ChesterCounty(295) Chester County (295)  DelawareCounty(257) Delaware County (257)  LehighCounty(124) Lehigh County (124)  PhiladelphiaCounty(1465) Philadelphia County (1465)
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1Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — Abington District World War I Memorial
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Susquehanna Road (Pennsylvania Route 2017), on the left when traveling south on Old York Road.
Dedicated to the men and women of Abington District who answered the call to service in the World War Ernest Lafitte Brautigam James Diodato Aaron M. Welch [They died in service] George R. Ambler, Jr. • Harry A.D. Baer • Albert . . . Map (db m22840) HM
2Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Susquehanna Road, on the left when traveling south on Old York Road.
Church founded on this site, 1714. Cemetery established, 1719. First recorded burial, 1728. Site of Revolutionary War skirmishes. Burials include pastors and educators notable in Abington, Philadelphia, and Princeton, and veterans of major wars.Map (db m22347) HM
3Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — George Washington
Near Shelmire Street, on the right when traveling north.
First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen. As a warrior, her served refusing pay and led in the achievement of our independence. As a statesman and lawgiver, his guiding wisdom assisted in framing the . . . Map (db m70699) HM WM
4Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — Gilbert Motier DeLafayette — Benefactor of Two Hemispheres — Born a Noble of France —
Near Shelmire Street, on the right when traveling north.
He served as citizen soldier of American liberty, the cherished friend of Washington - by whose side he fought and bled, in defence of a great principle that the only legitimate government is that which derives its authority from the governed. . . . Map (db m70694) HM WM
5Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — Melmar
Near Stokes Circle.
Melmar was built in 1910 for Nicholas & Sarah Biddle. The Biddle's are one of Philadelphia's most prominent families who founded institutions such as Bailey, Banks and Biddle, JP Morgan, and the Union League of Philadelphia, the Wharton Business . . . Map (db m140715) HM
6Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — 179 — Old Abington Church and Graveyard — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Susquehanna Road, on the right when traveling south on Old York Road.
The oldest Presbyterian church in Montgomery County and mother church, directly or indirectly, to ten offspring churches. Founded in 1714 by the Rev. Malachi Jones, the first pastor. The original church stood in the center of the graveyard and was . . . Map (db m122481) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — Reverend Samuel Finley — 1715 - 1766
President of Princeton University 1751-1766 An original corporator of the Presbyterian Ministers Fund, oldest insurance company in the world. Here also rest the remains of The Reverend Samuel Finley Fifth President of Princeton . . . Map (db m23324) HM
8Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in the Abington Presbyterian Church Graveyard
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Susquehanna Road, on the right when traveling north on Old York Road.
In memory of the Revolutionary War Patriots buried in the graveyard of the Abington Presbyterian Church Private Robert Barnes 1756-1815 Isaac Boileau 1722-1820 2nd Lt. John Houston 1751-1820 Colonel Robert Loller 1740-1808 Captain . . . Map (db m22348) HM
9Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township — Veterans Memorial
Near Shelmire Street (Pennsylvania Route 232), on the right when traveling north.
This Flag Memorial is dedicated to the memory of United States Veterans of all wars at rest in Mount Peace Cemetery Lawnview Cemetery Lawnview Memorial Park Pine Grove Memorial Park and those formerly interred in Monument . . . Map (db m70690) WM
10Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Bryn Athyn — Bryn Athyn Cathedral
On Huntington Pike (Pennsylvania Route 232), on the left when traveling north.
This Swedenborgian center is noted architecturally. Buildings in 14th-century Gothic and 12th-century Romanesque styles. Built by cooperative craft guilds in medieval way. Endowed by John Pitcairn.Map (db m20764) HM
11Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Bryn Athyn — Bryn Athyn Cathedral
On Cathedral Road, 0.1 miles west of Huntingdon Pike (Pennsylvania Route 232), on the left when traveling west.
Bryn Athyn Cathedral is a contributing building to the Bryn Athyn Historic District designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the . . . Map (db m136088) HM
12Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Bryn Athyn — Bryn Athyn Historic District
On Cathedral Road west of Huntingdon Pike (Pennsylvania Route 232), on the right when traveling west.
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Built between 1892 and 1939, this district contains rare and outstanding buildings . . . Map (db m136090) HM
13Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Bryn Athyn — Glencairn — Bryn Athyn Historic District
Glencairn is a contributing building to the Bryn Athyn Historic District designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United . . . Map (db m136077) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Bryn Athyn — Harold F. Pitcairn
On Tomlinson Road at Buck Road on Tomlinson Road.
The noted aeronautical pioneer established his first flying field on this site in 1924. The 1930 Collier Trophy, an award for accomplishments in aviation, was presented to Pitcairn and his associates for developing the American autogiro, first . . . Map (db m84889) HM
15Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Bryn Athyn — Milk Platform
On Fetters Mill Road at Alnwick Road, on the right when traveling east on Fetters Mill Road.
Constructed circa 1900 to increase the efficiency of loading milk cans from local farms onto the early morning "milk train" to Philadelphia. Fetter's Mill Village Historic District Borough of Bryn Athyn The Milk Platform is under . . . Map (db m202949) HM
16Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Beth Sholom Synagogue
On Old York Road.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built with the collaboration of Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen, this National Historic Landmark was completed in 1959. Wright’s only synagogue evokes the biblical Mt. Sinai in modern materials of concrete, steel, . . . Map (db m84872) HM
17Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Beth Sholom Synagogue
On Old York Road at Foxcroft Road, on the right when traveling north on Old York Road.
Beth Sholom Synagogue has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Completed in 1959, this synagogue is one of the . . . Map (db m160454) HM
18Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Camp William Penn — 1863-1865
On Sycamore Avenue at Willow Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Sycamore Avenue.
Training camp for colored troops enlisted into the United States ArmyMap (db m4371) HM WM
19Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Camp William Penn
On Sycamore Avenue south of Willow Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Here was Pennsylvania's only training camp for African American soldiers -- and the largest of 18 in the nation -- during the Civil War. Comprising over 10,000 men, 11 regiments of U.S. Colored Troops were trained here: the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 22nd, . . . Map (db m84870) HM
20Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Church Road and Washington Lane Historic Crossroad
On Washington Lane (Pennsylvania Route 73) at Church Road (Pennsylvania Route 73), on the right when traveling north on Washington Lane.
At this crossroad, on October 3-4, 1777, the New Jersey and Maryland Militia of the Continental Army, marching down Church Road, turned toward Germantown to attack the British right flank. On December 6-7, 1777, the whole British Army marched . . . Map (db m132151) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Cyrus H. K. Curtis
On Church Road (Pennsylvania Route 73), on the left when traveling west.
Founder of Curtis Publishing Co., which published The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Curtis came to Philadelphia for 1876 Centennial and remained. Lived near here at Lyndon, his home from 1891–1933. . . . Map (db m113161) HM
22Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — First Assembly of Abington Friends Meeting
On Church Road near Wall Park Drive, on the right when traveling south.
The first religious meeting hereabout, now known as Abington Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) was held here in 1683. This was the home of Richard and Joan Wall who came from Hasfield near Cheltenham England in 1682. Their granddaughter, . . . Map (db m38725) HM
23Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Lucretia C. Mott
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Latham Park, on the right when traveling south on Old York Road.
Nearby stood “Roadside,” the home of the ardent Quakeress, Lucretia C. Mott (1793-1880). Her most notable work was in connection with antislavery, women's rights, temperance and peace.Map (db m22119) HM
24Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site
On Wall Park Drive at Church Road, on the left when traveling west on Wall Park Drive.
In 1746 a corn-grist mill powered by a water wheel was erected here on a mill race of Tookany Creek. It was owned and operated by Dorothy Penrose Shoemaker, a descendant of Richard Wall, in partership with Richard Mather and John Tyson. Eventually . . . Map (db m38705) HM
25Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site
On Wall Park Drive near Church Road, on the left when traveling west.
The first mill on the site erected in 1746 was owned and operated by Dorothy Penrose Shoemaker, a descendant of Richard Wall. In 1847 their neighbor and employee Charles Bosler, whose business was hauling grain to the mill and flour to the city, . . . Map (db m38706) HM
26Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Ashbourne Road, on the right when traveling north on Old York Road.
Oldest church building in Cheltenham Township, consecrated 1861. Founder was Jay Cooke (1821-1905), "financier of the Civil War." Cemetery, laid out 1879 and enlarged 1905, contains his mausoleum and graves of prominent area residents. Church . . . Map (db m38699) HM
27Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works
On Central Avenue at Ashbourne Road, on the right when traveling south on Central Avenue.
High quality shovels and spades were produced at the Rowland Mill complex near here, founded by Benjamin Rowland, Jr. in 1795. The millworks, operated until 1901 by the Rowland family, gained an international reputation and helped to establish the . . . Map (db m38673) HM
28Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Village of La Mott
On Cheltenham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 309) at Keenan Street on Cheltenham Avenue.
Originally called Camptown, this village was laid out at the close of the Civil War on the site of former Camp William Penn. The camp was a training station for Negro troops enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1863 to 1865.Map (db m4349) HM
29Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township — Wall House (The Ivy)
On Wall Park Drive at Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Wall Park Drive.
Original section, dated from 1682, was built by Richard Wall on land granted by William Penn. An early meeting place of the Society of Friends, 1683-1702. Additions were built about 1725 and 1805. Sarah Wall married George Shoemaker, 1694, and . . . Map (db m38701) HM
30Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken — Battery C, 166th Field Artillery
On West 2nd Avenue at Fayette Street, in the median on West 2nd Avenue.
This memorial dedicated to the men of Battery C, 166th Field Artillery, Conshohocken and West Conshohocken who served our country in World War IIMap (db m146326) WM
31Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken — 203 — Conshohocken Trailhead — Schuylkill River Trail, Montgomery County
On Stoddard Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Oak Street, on the right when traveling east.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Founded in 1965, The Schuylkill Center is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country, envisioned as an "island of green" where city dwellers could experience and learn . . . Map (db m211006) HM
32Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken — Edward Hector
On Fayette St.(SR 3016).
Private in Captain Hercules Courtney's Company, Third Pa. Artillery, Continental Line, in the Battle of Brandywine. His home was in Conshohocken. He is symbolic of the many unknown Black soldiers who served in the American Revolution, but whose race . . . Map (db m84853) HM
33Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken — In Memory
On Spring Mill Avenue at East 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Spring Mill Avenue.
In memory of all who made the Supreme Sacrifice the the love of their country Map (db m146327) WM
34Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken — Site of the Whitton / Miraglia House — 1865 - 2010
On Fayette Street (County Road 3016) just south of East 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
The Joseph P. Whitton House was built in 1865 in the Georgian Revival Style. Mr. Whitton was the owner of a large woolen mill on Washington Street in Conshohocken. In 1938, the house was purchased by Paul R. Miraglia M.D. who was one of the founders . . . Map (db m146328) HM
35Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken — St. Matthew Parish School Name Stone — 1870
On Fayette Street north of 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Stone from the original St. Matthew Parish Elementary & High School at Hector & Ash Streets Opened: September 1872Map (db m113429) HM
36Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Conshohocken — Veterans Memorial
On West 2nd Avenue just west of Fayette Street, in the median.
1861 1898 1917 In honor of those who have served our country in time of war 1941 1950 VietnamMap (db m146325) WM
37Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, East Norriton Township — Rittenhouse Farm
On Germantown Pike.
David Rittenhouse, born in 1732, lived here until 1770. Here he began his distinguished scientific career; and computed and observed the transit of Venus, 1769. Spent later years in Philadelphia, where he dies in 1796.Map (db m84851) HM
38Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, East Norriton Township — Rittenhouse Observatory
On West Germantown Pike.
700 feet N.E. of this memorial stood the log cabin from which David Rittenhouse observed the transit of Venus June 3, 1769. Permission to use this site was given by Herbert T. Ballard, owner of this property.Map (db m84849) HM
39Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Green Lane — World Wars Memorial — Loyalty • Patriotism • Service
On 3rd Street at Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south on 3rd Street.
To the men and women of this community who helped to preserve the freedoms of humanity for all ages to come 1917 - 1918 World War I [Honor Roll of Veterans] 1941 - 1945 World War II Killed in Action World War II Woodrow W. . . . Map (db m116242) WM
40Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gulph Mills — Gulph Mills
On Longview Road south of Lantern Lane, on the right when traveling east.
Gulph Mills The Main Continental Army Commanded by General George Washington Encamped in this Immediate Vicinity from December 13 to December 19 1777 Before going into Winter Quarters at Valley Forge. Erected by The . . . Map (db m193138) HM WM
41Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Hatboro — Crooked Billet
On Meadowbrook Ave..
Named for a tavern once standing nearby. Scene of Revolutionary War clash during British occupation of Philadelphia. Militia of Gen. John Lacey, assigned to cut off British supplies, encamped here on May 1, 1778, when, surprised by British troops, . . . Map (db m84890) HM
42Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Hatboro — Crooked Billet — Battle May 1st 1778
On Meadowbrook Ave..
Gen. John Lacey, commanded the American patriots who were here engaged in the conflict for Independence. Col William Dean. Capt Isaac Longstreth. In memory of Patriotic Capt John Downey and others who were cruelly slain on this ground in the . . . Map (db m168906) WM
43Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Hatboro — Hatboro World War I Memorial
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 263) 0.1 miles south of Byberry Road, on the left when traveling south.
In honor of the men of Hatboro and vicinity who answered their country's call in the World War 1917 - 1918 Frank G. Girard [died in service] Dedicated May 30, 1922Map (db m23293) WM
44Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Hatboro — Union Library
On Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 263) 0.1 miles Byberry Road, on the left when traveling south.
Union Library House built by a donation from Nathan Holt 1849 Union Library Company of Hatborough Founded in the year 1755Map (db m29696) HM
45Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Horsham Township — Horsham Friends Meeting Meeting House
On Easton Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Meetinghouse Road, on the right when traveling north on Easton Road.
Built 1803 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m28106) HM
46Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Horsham Township — Horsham Township
On Easton Road (Pennsylvania Route 611), on the right when traveling north.
Founded in 1717, comprises 16.5 square miles. Named for a town in Sussex, England. Site of Graeme Park, residence of Governor Sir William Keith 1717-1726. First autogiro flight in U.S. made here 1928, Pitcairn Field - site became U.S. Naval Air . . . Map (db m28107) HM
47Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Horsham Township — Keith House
On County Line Road just east of Keith Valley Road, on the left when traveling west.
Built 1722 by Sir William Keith, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, 1717~1726. Also called Graeme Park, for Dr. Thomas Graeme, owner after 1737.Map (db m66648) HM
48Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, King of Prussia — Anna Morris Holstein — (1825-1900)
On South Henderson Road south of Monroe Road, on the right when traveling south.
Led the effort to acquire, preserve, and restore Washington’s Headquarters and the surrounding acreage at Valley Forge, the first State Park, now National Historical Park. She helped preserve Mount Vernon and was Organizing Regent of the Valley . . . Map (db m198076) HM
49Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Bala Cynwyd World War I Memorial
On Conshohocken State Road (Pennsylvania Route 23) at Bala Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Conshohocken State Road.
Erected by the residents of Bala and Cynwyd as a tribute to the men and women of this community who served our country in the World WarMap (db m146370) WM
50Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Barmouth Train Station — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail just south of East Levering Mill Road, on the left when traveling south.
Barmouth Station was active from 1899 to 1986, at which point the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) decommissioned the tracks between Cynwyd and Ivy Ridge station in Manayunk. Unlike Bala and Cynwyd, which were also freight . . . Map (db m146360) HM
51Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry
On Morris Avenue at Yarrow Street on Morris Avenue.
A pioneering liberal arts school for working women was held here on the campus of Bryn Mawr College, 1921-1938. Led by Hilda Worthington Smith, it graduated over 1,700 students from diverse racial, ethnic and geographic backgrounds; some became . . . Map (db m84842) HM
52Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Duffy's Cut 57
Near Belmont Avenue (County Road 3045) 0.3 miles east of East Levering Mill Road, on the right when traveling east.
Here lie the remains of some of the 57 Irish railroad workers who died of violence and cholera while building the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad in East Whiteland, Penn. August 1832Map (db m146621) HM
53Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Early Tavern — General Wayne Inn —
On Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Opened in 1704, this tavern was known in Colonial times as the William Penn Inn, the Tunis Ordinary and Streeper’s Tavern. Familiar to Franklin and Washington, the inn was renamed, shortly after the Revolution, in honor of Gen. Wayne, who had . . . Map (db m68614) HM
54Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Gladwyne Historic District — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
On Youngs Ford Road at Righters Mill Road, on the right when traveling south on Youngs Ford Road.
Originally the Cross Roads Village of Merion Square. Settled by Welsh Millers who prospered along Mill Creek in the late 1700's. Many of the early 19th century buildings including the inn village shops and houses are still in use. Many fine examples . . . Map (db m146338) HM
55Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Harriton
On Old Gulph Road at Harriton Road on Old Gulph Road.
Built 1704 by Rowland Ellis; named by Richard Harrison, the next owner. His son-in-law, Charles Thomson, Secretary of Continental Congress, lived here 1774 until his death in 1824.Map (db m84865) HM
56Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Henry Harley Arnold
On Conshohocken State Road (Pennsylvania Route 23) at Youngs Ford Road, on the right when traveling south on Conshohocken State Road.
Henry Harley Arnold General of the Army Commanding General United States Air Force World War II Born June 25, 1886 on this site Map (db m146336) HM WM
57Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — James A. Bland
On Bryn Mawr Ave at W Rock Hill Rd on Bryn Mawr Ave.
Buried in this cemetery is the famous minstrel, composer of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and many other songs. Born on Long Island in 1854, he traveled widely but died in obscurity at Philadelphia in 1911.Map (db m84839) HM
58Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — John Dickinson — (1732-1808)
On Montgomery Avenue at Haverford Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Montgomery Avenue.
Statesman, author. In influential writings, 1765-74, argued against British policies. Later, as a member, Continental Congress, 1774-76, favored conciliation and opposed the Declaration of Independence; nonetheless, served the patriot cause as . . . Map (db m68628) HM
59Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Lest We Forget
On Conshohocken State Road (Pennsylvania Route 23) at Youngs Ford Road, on the right when traveling north on Conshohocken State Road.
Lord God of Hosts be with us yet Lest We Forget Lest We Forget In honor of the men and women of Gladwyne who served in the Armed Forces of our country Map (db m146337) WM
60Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Merion Friends Meeting — One of the oldest places of worship in the Nation —
On Meeting House Lane at Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Meeting House Lane.
Continuously used since its erection in 1695 by Quakers, this Meeting House is thought to have been visited by William Penn. Welsh carpenters are believed responsible for its highly unusual cruciform architecture.Map (db m68646) HM
61Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Merion Friends Meeting House — A National Historic Landmark —
Near Meeting House Lane at Montgomery Avenue.
Merion Friends Meeting House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possess national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America This Meeting was established by the Merioneth . . . Map (db m68649) HM
62Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Mill Creek: The Power of Water — Rolling Hill Park — Township of Lower Merion —
On Mill Creek Road, 0.4 miles north of Conshohocken State Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the left when traveling north.
Mill Creek gets its name from the active mill industry that flourished here from the 1790s to the 1870s. The mills adapted to suit a changing market place. During the early 1800s, a growing mill industry produced paper, grain, guns, and powder. . . . Map (db m146339) HM
63Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Pencoyd Iron Works — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail, 0.2 miles west of Manayunk Bridge Trail, on the right.
The Pencoyd Iron Works was founded by Algernon and Percival Roberts, heirs of John Roberts, one of the first Welsh settlers of this region in 1683. John Roberts had named his land "Pencoyd," meaning "head of the woods" in Welsh. In 1852, the . . . Map (db m146631) HM
64Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Philadelphia and Columbia Railway — The Main Line of Public Works of the State of Pennsylvania — 1834-1857 —
On Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
One of Americas Earliest Railroads, it was first powered by horses, later by steam. The right-of-way was on the south-side of Montgomery Avenue across from Merion Friends Meetinghouse. This railroad was a major route for escaping slaves . . . Map (db m68652) HM
65Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Sebastian A. Rudolph's Ashland Paper Mill — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail, 0.3 miles west of Manayunk Bridge Trail, on the right when traveling west.
From Theodore W. Bean's History of Montgomery County, "Manufacturing Industries" (1884):
"These well known mills are situated on the Rockhill Creek [now Gully Run], close to the River road, and are better known by the name . . . Map (db m146634) HM
66Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Somerset County PA-New York, NY-Washington, DC
On Belmont Avenue.
Through blurred eyes we find the strength and courage to soar beyond the moment. We look to the future knowing we can never forget the past. God Bless AmericaMap (db m107521) WM
67Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Switchback Bridge — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail, 0.2 miles west of Manayunk Bridge Trail, on the right when traveling west.
In 1891, George Brooke Roberts, a Bala Cynwyd resident and president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), ordered the construction of the Pencoyd Bridge off the Schuylkill Valley Division to the Pencoyd Iron Works. Up until that . . . Map (db m146632) HM
68Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — The "S" Bridge & The Manayunk Bridge — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail at Manayunk Bridge Trail, on the right when traveling west on Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
The original Pennsylvania Railroad bridge across the Schuylkill River, known as the "S" Bridge due to its shape, was constructed in 1884 as a double-track iron truss bridge that connected the West Manayunk community in Lower Merion to the . . . Map (db m146628) HM
69Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — The Baldwin School
On Montgomery Avenue.
Originally designed as a summer resort hotel by noted architect Frank Furness, this is his last surviving building of its type. Opened in 1890 as the Bryn Mawr Hotel, it was built in a French Chateau style for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Baldwin . . . Map (db m84841) HM
70Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — The Manayunk Skyline — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail, 0.1 miles east of Manayunk Bridge Trail, on the right when traveling east.
Both sides of the Schuylkill River with factories, mainly dealing with fabric, paper, and steel. During the 1950s, the construction of the Schuylkill Expressway (Interstate 76) along this side of the Schuylkill River radically changed the . . . Map (db m146622) HM
71Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — The Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad — Lower Merion History
On Conshohocken State Road (Pennsylvania Route 23) at Bala Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Conshohocken State Road.
The Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad was one of America's first railways. By the late 1820s, Philadelphia, the second largest city in the nation, lacked access to western markets. New York had the Erie Canal and Baltimore would soon have the . . . Map (db m146368) HM
72Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — The Spaventa Switchback
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail at Manayunk Bridge Trail, on the right when traveling west on Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
The Spaventa Switchback refers to the section of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail running from the Manayunk Bridge to Rock Hill Road. The property was formerly owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) as a spur/switchback to serve the Pencoyd Iron . . . Map (db m146626) HM
73Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Transportation Corridor in Transition — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail at Manayunk Bridge Trail, on the right when traveling east on Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
[The plaque consists of two photos with captions:] Above: This image from the 1950s depicts a unique time in history when the three transportation corridors of this area operated concurrently. A Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train led . . . Map (db m146624) HM
74Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Vine Creek — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail, 0.3 miles east of East Levering Mill Road.
The main sources of Vine Creek are around Lodges Lane and Bryn Mawr Avenue in Cynwyd (not shown on map), approximately one mile from this location. Vine Creek generally ran parallel to the path of the railroad bed. Several creeks, including . . . Map (db m146362) HM
75Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Washington's Army Encampment — 1777 —
On Montgomery Avenue at Maplewood Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Montgomery Avenue.
On this and adjacent ground Washington's Army encamped September 14, 1777. Erected by Merion Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution September 14, 1896Map (db m68748) HM
76Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — West Laurel Hill Cemetery — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail just west of East Levering Mill Road, on the left when traveling south.
Established in 1869 as a non-profit, non-denominational cemetery, West Laurel Hill has long been a landmark of the Philadelphia region. Visiting beautifully landscaped cemeteries was a popular activity for Victorians. Designed as a civic . . . Map (db m146359) HM
77Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — West Laurel Hill Train Station — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail, 0.8 miles east of East Levering Mill Road, on the right when traveling east.
Before the advent of parks, the only great swaths of green open space where the general public could visit and picnic were cemeteries. For this reason, the West Laurel Hill Station (1884-1899) was one of the most popular of the early stops along the . . . Map (db m146365) HM
78Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — William Clegg's Cotton Mill — Cynwyd Heritage Trail
On Cynwyd Heritage Trail, 0.9 miles north of East Levering Mill Road, on the right when traveling north.
Clegg's Mill was located in Vine Creek's deep ravine to provide maximum water power. By 1851, three millponds were built to regulate the flow of the creek to turn the waterwheels that powered the mills. You are standing at the point on the map . . . Map (db m146366) HM
79Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township — Woodrow Wilson
On New Gulph Road. Reported permanently removed.
Educator, statesman, President. Here, at Bryn Mawr College, Wilson held his first teaching position. From 1885, when the college opened, until 1888, he taught history and politics in nearby Taylor Hall.Map (db m84843) HM
80Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Moreland Township — All Aboard for Valley Falls — Next Stop - Pennypack Creek — The Pennypack Trail Corridor —
On Welsh Road (Pennsylvania Route 63) at Terman Road, on the left when traveling west on Welsh Road.
Going south from the Huntingdon Valley Station, people could choose from a variety of station locations on their way to Fox Chase and then Philadelphia. A train ride of about two minutes in this direction brought travelers to the Valley Falls . . . Map (db m136069) HM
81Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Moreland Township — Welcome to Huntingdon Valley Station — From Train Stop to Trailhead — The Pennypack Trail Corridor —
On Welsh Road (Pennsylvania Route 63) at Terman Road, on the left when traveling west on Welsh Road.
From 1878 to the 1980s, this trailhead was the site of the Huntingdon Valley Train Station, carrying passengers and some freight back and forth between Philadelphia and Newtown in Bucks County. Bethayres, the village about 1/3 mile to the east at . . . Map (db m136057) HM
82Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Providence Township — Ira Allen — (1751 - 1814)
On Audubon Road, 0.1 miles east of Pawlings Road, on the right when traveling east.
Noted for a major role in establishing and defending an independent Vermont in 1777, he was a frontier entrepreneur, an officer of the Green Mountain Boys and in the 1775 American Revolution northern campaign. Allen was an author and principal . . . Map (db m23650) HM
83Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Providence Township — Mill Grove
On Pawlings Road (Pennsylvania Route 4004) at Audubon Road (Pennsylvania Route 4041), on the right when traveling west on Pawlings Road.
Originally built in 1762, the mansion later became the first home in America of the noted artist, naturalist and author, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Here, he began his studies of American birds and wildlife, which he portrayed so vividly in his . . . Map (db m23668) HM
84Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Providence Township — Perkiomen Bridge
On Main Street/Ridge Pike (Old U.S. 422), on the right when traveling east.
Built in 1799, it is one of the oldest bridges still in use in the State. A lottery was authorized by a 1797 law to raise $20,000 for its construction.Map (db m21482) HM
85Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Providence Township — Schrack’s Corner — Norristown, Pennsylvania —
On Egypt Road at South Trooper Road (Pennsylvania Route 363), on the right when traveling east on Egypt Road.
The land between Betzwood and Schrack’s corner was inherited by the Schrack children from their mother, Mary Elizabeth Norris Schrack, a lineal descendant of the celebrated Quaker Family. Her father Charles Norris, grandson of Isaac Norris, had no . . . Map (db m126615) HM
86Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Providence Township — Soldiers of Washington's Army
On Audubon Road (Pennsylvania Route 4041) 0.1 miles east of Pawlings Road (Pennsylvania Route 4004), on the right when traveling west.
In memory of soldiers of Washington's Army who died in the old barn, used as a hospital, five hundred yards northeast from this place, during the winter of 1777-78.Map (db m23661) HM
87Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Providence Township — Timothy Matlack
On Pawlings Road (Pennsylvania Route 4004) 0.1 miles west of Audubon Road (Pennsylvania Route 4041), on the right when traveling east.
Revolutionary patriot, state official, and member of Continental Congress, 1780-81. Colonel of a rifle battalion, Philadelphia Associators, 1775-76; served in Battle of Princeton. A founder, Society of Free (or "Fighting") Quakers, 1781. Member, . . . Map (db m23660) HM
88Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Marlborough Township — Enos Benner
On Main Street.
Teacher, author, editor, and printer, Benner issued German-language publications for the Pennsylvania German population from his print shop here. His newspaper, Der Bauern Freund (The Farmer’s Friend), was circulated weekly from 1828 to 1858. . . . Map (db m84934) HM
89Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Montgomery Township — Winfield S. Hancock
On Bethlehem Pike (Pennsylvania Route 309) 0.2 miles south of Dekalb Pike (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling north.
Outstanding Civil War general and hero of the Battle of Gettysburg, was born here Feb. 14, 1824. After 1828 he lived in Norristown, where he is buried.Map (db m23516) HM
90Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, New Hanover Township — 55 — Falkner Swamp Reformed Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On Swamp Pike at Leidy Road on Swamp Pike.
The nations' oldest originally German Reformed Congregation in continuous existence was established here. The first Communion was celebrated October 15, 1725, with the Rev. John Philip Boehm, founder of the German Reformed Church in America, . . . Map (db m122483) HM
91Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, New Hanover Township — Hanover Lutheran Church
On Swamp Pike at Lutheran Road on Swamp Pike.
The first German Lutheran Church in America; organized by Daniel Falckner about 1700. From 1742 to 1761 Henry Melchior Muhlenberg served as pastor. Present building, one-quarter mile NE, was erected in 1767.Map (db m84925) HM
92Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, New Hanover Township — John F. Hartranft
On Cross Road at Sanatoga Road, on the left when traveling east on Cross Road.
The birthplace of John F. Hartranft, Civil War hero and Pennsylvania Governor, 1873-79, is to the right on the side road. He reorganized the State Militia as part of the National Guard.Map (db m84918) HM
93Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — American Alligator — Alligator mississippiensis — Elmwood Park Zoo —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
May grow as long as 15 feet. Have 80 teeth, which will regenerate if lost. Diet: Fish, turtles, birds, snakes, frogs, small mammals, smaller alligators. Range: Atlantic coast of North America from North Carolina through Florida and . . . Map (db m211021) HM
94Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — American Alligator — Alligator mississippiensis — Elmwood Park Zoo —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
May grow as long as 15 feet. Have 80 teeth, which will regenerate if lost. Diet: Fish, turtles, birds, snakes, frogs, small mammals, smaller alligators. Range: Atlantic coast of North America from North Carolina through Florida and . . . Map (db m211034) HM
95Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — Bald Eagle — Haliaeetus leucocephalus — Elmwood Park Zoo —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
Wingspan up to 7.5 feet. Can see up to seven times better than a human. Can fly up to 40 mph; can dive at speeds of 100 mph. Diet: prefers fish; will eat large birds, mammals and carrion. Range: Canada, US, Mexico; most abundant in . . . Map (db m211043) HM
96Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — Barred Owl — Strix varia — Elmwood Park Zoo —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
Second largest owl in Pennsylvania; Named for the feather pattern on its chest. Has a four foot wing span. Diet: small rodent, rabbits, bats, opossums, mink, birds, small fish, frogs, small reptiles and insects. Range: originally . . . Map (db m211047) HM
97Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — Bison — Bison bison — threatened —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
North America's largest land animal. Can weigh up to 2,000 pounds or 1 ton. Males stand six feet at the shoulder. Diet: vegetation; must eat at least 15 pounds daily. Range: At one time widespread from Alaska to northern Mexico; now . . . Map (db m211076) HM
98Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — Bison — Bison bison — threatened —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
North America's largest land animal. Can weigh up to 2,000 pounds or 1 ton. Males stand six feet at the shoulder. Diet: vegetation; must eat at least 15 pounds daily. Range: At one time widespread from Alaska to northern Mexico; now . . . Map (db m211079) HM
99Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — Bison — Bison bison — threatened —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
North America's largest land animal. Can weigh up to 2,000 pounds or 1 ton. Males stand six feet at the shoulder. Diet: vegetation; must eat at least 15 pounds daily. Range: At one time widespread from Alaska to northern Mexico; now . . . Map (db m211088) HM
100Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown — Chacoan Peccary — Catagonus wagneri — Species Survival Plan —
Near Harding Boulevard at Chain Street, on the right when traveling south.
Lives in herds of up to 10 individuals. Diet: Special adaptations enable it to eat tough vegetation like cacti, bromeliad roots and acacia pods. Range: Hot, dry regions of South America including western Paraguay, south eastern Bolivia . . . Map (db m211054) HM

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