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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Bradford County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bradford County, PA (139) Lycoming County, PA (196) Sullivan County, PA (44) Susquehanna County, PA (47) Tioga County, PA (56) Wyoming County, PA (27) Chemung County, NY (115) Tioga County, NY (65)  BradfordCounty(139) Bradford County (139)  LycomingCounty(196) Lycoming County (196)  SullivanCounty(44) Sullivan County (44)  SusquehannaCounty(47) Susquehanna County (47)  TiogaCounty(56) Tioga County (56)  WyomingCounty(27) Wyoming County (27)  ChemungCountyNew York(115) Chemung County (115)  TiogaCounty(65) Tioga County (65)
Towanda is the county seat for Bradford County
Adjacent to Bradford County, Pennsylvania
      Lycoming County (196)  
      Sullivan County (44)  
      Susquehanna County (47)  
      Tioga County (56)  
      Wyoming County (27)  
      Chemung County, New York (115)  
      Tioga County, New York (65)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Albany Township — Stone From Maj Gen Henry Madill House
Dedicated Apr. 22, 2023 By Pvt. Silas Gore Camp 141 S.U.V.C.W. Stone From Mag. Gen. H. J. Madill HomeMap (db m220867) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Athens
Known also as Tioga Point. Connecticut settlers laid out the village in 1786. Site of ancient Indian village of Teaoga. Base for the Sullivan Campaign into central N.Y. Gateway from Southern N.Y. into Pennsylvania for centuries.Map (db m90294) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Athens Veterans Memorial
(Front):Pro Patria Et Gloria Erected to the memory of our soldiers who fought in defense of the flag (Back):Presented to the township of Athens, Bradford County by Joseph Whipple and Charlotte Snell Stickles of Orange, New Jersey . . . Map (db m33073) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Captain Augustus S. Perkins — Born July 13, 1838. — Killed in Battle December 11, 1862. —
Augustus Simeon Perkins (son of Edward Henry & Susan Welles Perkins) was born at Athens, Pa. July 13, 1838. He entered the Army at the commencement of the war in 1861, and while serving as captain of Company I 50th . . . Map (db m154056) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Carrying Path
Here the Indian voyager down the Chemung lifted his canoe and carried it a hundred and ninety yards across the neck to ascend the Susquehanna.Map (db m33158) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Colonel John Franklin
Leader of Connecticut land claimants. Served in Sullivan Campaign, 1779. Imprisoned in 1787-89 for leading new state movement. Later served in Pa. legislature. Moved here in 1789; died in 1831. Homesite and grave are east of road.Map (db m90297) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Fort Sullivan
In Sullivan's Expedition, the march that destroyed savagery and opened the Keystone and Empire States to civilization, four brigades furnished by the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire, with Proctor's Artillery and Parr's . . . Map (db m33146) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Fort Sullivan
Here within the confines of Fort Sullivan were buried August 14 1779 several soldiers killed the previous day in a skirmish at Chemung as attested by Solomon Talada soldier in the ranks who returned to live in Athens the rest of his life This . . . Map (db m33148) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Fort Sullivan
Here, between the Chemung and Susquehanna commanding both rivers, Gen. John Sullivan built a fort Aug. 18, 1779. With a camp on the flats, it was base for the central N.Y. campaign and defeat of the Tory-Indian alliance.Map (db m33156) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — General Henry W. Perkins — Born August 28th, 1834 — Died January 14th, 1890 —
Henry Welles Perkins, eldest son of Edward Henry and Susan Welles Perkins, was born at Athens, Pennsylvania, August 28th, 1834. He entered the Army as First Lieutenant, Company A, 50th Regiment New York Engineers, September 11th, 1861; was . . . Map (db m154061) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — McKinney Family
[Front] Dedicated to the memory of the McKinney Family buried in the family plot on the McKinney Farm east of Athens. [Back] 1769 Henry McKinney 1806 His wife . . . Map (db m154052) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Roll of Honor
A tribute to the men of Athens Borough and Athens Township who made the supreme sacrifice in the wars of our country World War IArnold Floyd E. • Hatch, Archie T. Campbell, Leon E. • Pond, Roy Delaney, Howard • Santee, Clyde H. Hadlock, Frederick . . . Map (db m33109) WM
13 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Site of Athens Academy
. . . Map (db m32960) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Stephen Foster
America's beloved writer of folk tunes and ballads attended, 1840-41, Athens Academy which stood here. The Tioga Waltz, Foster's first music, was composed at that time.Map (db m32958) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Teaoga
This strategic locality between the Chemung and the Susquehanna shows signs of age-old residence by various Indian groups. Graves of an Andaste chief and his followers were unearthed here in 1883-95.Map (db m33159) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians — 1779 — Teaoga —
Indian village 3 miles distant from Sheshecunnuck Site of Sullivan's Army Encampment August 11-26, 1779 Lay one and one fourth miles south of this pointMap (db m32912) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans of the United States Armed ForcesMap (db m154025) WM
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18 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — Vietnam Veterans
. . . Map (db m33101) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — War Memorial
[Memorial Crosses] WWI 1917 · 1918 WWII 1941 · 1946 Korean War 1950 · 1953 Vietnam War 1964 · 1975 Lebanon & Grenada 1982 · 1984 Panama 12/20/1989 · 1/31/1990 Gulf War & On Terrorism 2/8/1990 · [no end date] . . . Map (db m154023) WM
20 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Athens — War Memorial — SPC Oliver J. Brown
Dedicated in memory of SPC Oliver J. Brown "First Fallen Soldier of this Valley and Bradford County" (since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom March 2003) who served with honor, pride and loyalty with the . . . Map (db m154038) WM
21 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Burlington — American Veterans Memorial — Duty — Honor — Country — 1775 — Eternity —
[Title is text]Map (db m120248) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Burlington — Tom Jack — A Friend of the White Man
In May, 1790, Abraham DeWitt and his brother Isaac, with James McKean, came from "Johnny Cake Hollow," Chemung County, N.Y. to the mouth of Sugar Creek (Oscalui). They made their way up the creek to the present borough of Burlington. Here they . . . Map (db m222685) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Canton — Colonel Thomas Hartley
Near this spot September 26, 1778 Colonel Thomas Hartley and two hundred men of the Pennsylvania Line met and defeated a war party of the six nations.Map (db m90024) WM
24 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Canton — World War I Memorial
This park was originally dedicated in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice during World War I. Sidney Rankin Drew • Max M. Jenkins • Olie Johns • Gordon Beacher King • William Mandeville • James Harry Mason • Howard Russell Soper • John . . . Map (db m90023) WM
25 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, East Smithfield — Lieutenant Eugene Bernard Memorial — Oct. 31, 2017
A memorial service was held at this spot for Lt. Eugene Bernard, of Kansas City, Kansas on the 65th anniversary of his tragic death, (6 PM Oct. 31, 1952) when his Navy Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Fighter crashed a quarter mile south of this village. He . . . Map (db m198147) HM WM
26 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, East Smithfield — Major Jared Phelps Memorial
In memory of Major Jared Phelps a Revolutionary Soldier, who settled in East Smithfield Township in 1811. The ground where this stone rests was given by him to the Congregational Church.Map (db m90160) HM WM
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27 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, East Smithfield — Smithfield Civil War Monument — War of 1861
This monument is erected by citizens of this township, to perpetuate the memories of fifty four of its soldiers whose names are hereon inscribed, and who with patriot zeal, left their homes at the call of their country, and lost their lives in its . . . Map (db m90159) WM
28 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Milan — Stone Wall Hill
A portion of the nearby stone wall was laid by the Works Progress Administration in 1938-39. Begun during the Great Depression as the Civil Works Administration, the WPA was a nationwide unemployment relief program that provided much needed work and . . . Map (db m90231) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Milan — Sullivan's March
Gen. John Sullivan's army camped on the Sheshequin Flats below, Aug. 9-10, 1779. The seventh and last over-night stop on the way to Tioga Point.Map (db m33161) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Milan — Teaoga — A Watch Town
The south door of Iroquois Long House was situated on the point at the meeting of the rivers 200 rods to the northeast Queen Esther's Town of the Delaware Indians was 100 rods to the east along the Chemung River Bank Both towns were destroyed . . . Map (db m33160) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — A Horse Town, the Freight Station, and the Desmond Street Clock
Sayre's lengthy history has progressed a long way from the early days when horse-drawn wagons with drivers making home deliveries were common. The iceman, (Image No. 1) coalman, milkman, and breadman made home deliveries on a regular schedule by . . . Map (db m216298) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Guthrie Square
Named to honor Dr. Donald Guthrie who for many years has been surgeon-in-chief of the Robert Packer Hospital-Guthrie Clinic which from a small country hospital he has made internationally known. His services and his kindness to countless thousands . . . Map (db m90233) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Lehigh Valley Railroad — 1870-1976 Sayre PA — LVRR 1904 —
Left Panel 1889 • 1870 Development of Sayre as a railroad town began with the naming of the junction for Robert H. Sayre, Chief Engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. • 1889 Cornerstone for the Packer Avenue Bridge. • 1896 . . . Map (db m90240) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Milltown — Est. 1783
Prince Bryant’s gristmill became Shepards mill in 1788. The only mill between Binghamton, NY and Wilkes-Barre, PA. Shipping point for oil, lumber and plaster by raft to settlements on the Susquehanna. Later, there were nine mills operating at . . . Map (db m90293) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Parks, Canteen & Schools
Early in the life of Sayre, Mr. Howard Elmer, Sayre's founder, in developing a planned community, arranged for two public parks. The Desmond Street Park (Image No. 1) was graded and set with trees in 1882. Over the years, the trees matured as the . . . Map (db m216297) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Passenger Station, Footbridge, and Black Diamond
Sayre's Lehigh Valley Railroad Passenger Station (Image No. 1) was built in 1881 in the heart of early Sayre. Sayre was on the Lehigh's 448-mile mainline route between New York City and Buffalo. Both the passenger station and the railroad yards . . . Map (db m216296) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Pine Plains
This area was known by pioneers as the "Pine Plains." In 1790 near this spot Timothy Pickering met Red Jacket and his Senecas. They were on the way to the peace council at Tioga Point.Map (db m90242) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Pvt. Lawrence L. Cabucci
In loving memory of Pvt. Lawrence L. Cabucci Co. F, 329th Infantry 83rd Div. U. S. Army Enlisted March 3, 1942 Killed in action July 26, 1944 in France Erected by Roma Madre Lodge 1342, Order Sons of Italy in America ”Greater . . . Map (db m198151) HM WM
39 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Sayre Borough Hall — Erected 1908
Sustained major fire damage Sept. 7, 1987 Restored and reoccupied May 23, 1988 Mayor Nicholas Chacona Council President Gene Palluzzi — Council Members — Francis Altieri • William Baird • Sidney Freedman Dr. Pat Musto • Henry Peterpaul • Michael . . . Map (db m198156) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Sayre, A Boomtown
The hamlet of Sayre began in Athens Township in 1870 near the Susquehanna River and at the junction of three small railroads in back of where you are now standing. Activity at and near the junction, called Southern Central Junction, led to the . . . Map (db m216289) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — Sayre-Built Caboose Returns to Museum
One of the highlights of 2013 was the return of Sayre-built Lehigh Valley Railroad Caboose No. 95011 to the museum. A brief history of the well-traveled caboose was prepared for the July 29, 2013 dedication. Built in 1941, it was one of 140 . . . Map (db m216300) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — The Lehigh and Early Sayre
The Victorian-era, Queen Ann architectural style Sayre Passenger Station, built in 1881 for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, was adjacent to the very ornate three-story brick Seneca Division Office Building, constructed in 1876. Image No. 1 shows the . . . Map (db m216406) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — The Lehigh Valley Railroad Comes to Sayre
The Lehigh Valley Railroad reached Sayre, Pennsylvania, in the 1870s growing its huge complex (Image No. 1) to include eventually 250 acres of land with 21 major buildings and 80 miles of tracks between Sayre's southern border with Athens, . . . Map (db m216299) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — The Peoples of the Confluence — 12,000 Years Along the Chemung and Susquehanna Rivers
What do we know about the Native Americans who lived here from what they left behind? Archaeological excavations have uncovered evidence of people camping, hunting, gathering and fishing along the banks of the Chemung and Susquehanna Rivers for . . . Map (db m216495) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre — World War I Doughboy
Sayre Penna. Our honored dead in 1914-The World War-1918Archie T. Hatch • Orlando M. Loomis • Eugene F. Murphy • Leo A. Murphy • Arthur V. Drake • Fred D. Skiff • Clarence B. Utter • Elmer D. Jackson • William H. Decatur • Wayne R. Horton • . . . Map (db m90291) WM
46 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sayre, Athens Township — War Memorial
[Armed Forces emblems] This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who have served our country during all our nations conflicts. May their bravery and sacrifice be remembered for all time. The residents of Athens Township . . . Map (db m154022) WM
47 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sheshequin — First Universalist Church
The first Universalist Society in Bradford County was organized in Sheshequin in 1808 and became a church organization in 1880. This building was erected in 1827 by the united efforts of the members who made "bees" to haul the stone, fell . . . Map (db m154019) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Sylvania — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Glory of Almighty God, in honor of All Veterans of the Sylvania community who have served their country.Map (db m120305) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — 1922 Train Station — 2 Washington St.
In 1922, the Susquehanna and New York (S & NY) constructed this building, smaller than the freight depot, (20' by 84'). This one-story building of steel lath covered with stucco has an asbestos roof. The station had three rooms: ticket office, . . . Map (db m109653) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Abraham Lincoln Second Inaugural Address — Saturday, March 4, 1865
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his . . . Map (db m153873) HM WM
51 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — American Hotel — 1 Bridge St.
The American Hotel is the oldest remaining hotel site in Towanda. This imposing 20- room hotel was built in the early 1800's by General William Patton, a leading Democrat, lawyer, author and biographer. The Greek Revival three-story structure is . . . Map (db m109675) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Asylum
A settlement of French Royalists, who fled the French Revolution in 1793, was established in this valley directly opposite this marker. It was laid out and settled under the direction of Viscount de Noailles and Marquis Antoine Omer Talon. It . . . Map (db m78907) HM
53 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Bradford County Courthouse — 301 Main St.
Among the most prominent historic buildings in Towanda and a good example of beaux arts classical style architecture is the third Bradford County Courthouse. Ground was broken in April 1896 and the cornerstone was laid with appropriate ceremonies . . . Map (db m90323) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Bradford County Roll of Honored Dead — In Memoria — Missing In Action / Purple Heart —
Bradford County - Killed in Action [Roll of Honored Dead on five pedestals]Map (db m110404) WM
55 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Bradford County Soldiers & Sailors Monument
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of Bradford Co. who defended their country in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865Map (db m90326) WM
56 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Canal House — 100 River St.
This imposing 18-room structure is a cross between Italianate and Greek Revival architecture. It is sometimes referred to as “Foster Hall” because of its association with Stephen Foster’s family. Ephriam Baird, a Philadelphia lawyer who is buried . . . Map (db m129815) HM
57 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Cash Homestead — 302 Third St.
Prominent Towanda attorney David Cash served as Bradford County District Attorney and Prothonotary. He was interested in the construction of the North Branch Canal and Barclay Railroad. He lived at this home with his wife, the former Mary Ann . . . Map (db m201086) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Century Farm Program
In 1949, the Bradford County Historical Society, then located in the courthouse annex, initiated the first Century Farm program in Pa. Based on NY's Order of Century Farmers, the program recognized farms that had been owned and operated . . . Map (db m201059) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Citizens National Bank Building
Century BuildingMap (db m109690) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Civil War Memorial
This Tablet was here placed on the Thirtieth day of May 1868 by the members of Post No. 68, Dept. of Pennsylvania Grand Army of the Republic, to show their appreciation of, and to keep alive in the memory of their . . . Map (db m201080) WM
61 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Company M, 9th Penna Volunteer Infantry — In Memory Of — War With Spain —
. . . Map (db m201060) WM
62 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Courthouse Annex — Court Street
The second Bradford County Courthouse, located directly behind the present Courthouse, was constructed in 1847 and occupied in 1850. It was not long before the growing business of the county caused the Courthouse to become overcrowded. An annex was . . . Map (db m90320) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — David Wilmot
The great Free-Soiler, who began the fight on slavery extension with the Wilmot Proviso in 1846, lived in this house. Republican Party founder; its first candidate for Governor. He died here in 1868.Map (db m90310) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Dr. Alice C. Evans — (1881-1975)
Bacteriologist for the US Department of Agriculture who discovered that brucellosis bacteria found in raw milk caused undulant fever in humans. Despite gender discrimination in her field, she published a report in 1918 and promoted milk . . . Map (db m122322) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Dr. Samuel Huston House — 109 York Ave.
Dr. Samuel Huston (also spelled Houston) came to Towanda with David F. Barstow and John C. Adams in 1827 from Essex County, Massachusetts. Dr. Huston married Emeline Mix, oldest daughter of Col. Hiram Mix of a prominent Towanda family. Huston . . . Map (db m153951) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Edward Overton House — 19 Main St.
In 1820 a lawyer named Edward Overton came to Towanda from Athens. His father, Thomas Overton, was one of the principal owners of the land in the new town of Towanda. Edward also became interested in land and owned the coal deposits, which Barclay . . . Map (db m109744) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — First Presbyterian Church — 5 Court Street
On Oct. 25, 1825, the First Congregation of the Presbyterian Church met in Towanda. Church services were held at the county’s first courthouse, which had only been completed for nine years at the time. In 1834 the congregation built their first . . . Map (db m90321) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Frank Overton House — 112 Bridge St.
On land once owned by William Means, Frank Overton had this handsome residence designed by architect W. B. Camp of Athens. The contractor was William Welch of Towanda. Frank Overton was married to Elizabeth Means who inherited the land from her . . . Map (db m153935) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Frost's Furniture Factory — 1865-1933
J.O. Frost's Sons Furniture establishment first operated on Charles Street. Later their block-long factory located on River Street between Pine and Bridge Streets was the hub of Towanda economy until 1933. Chairs, tables, bedsteads and bureaus . . . Map (db m109676) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Gingerbread House — 200 Chestnut St.
The architecture of this structure is often referred to as "Gingerbread Victorian." It features a series of sharply peaked escalloped gables: four on the east side, three on the south side and one at the north. The narrow, high windows have . . . Map (db m201096) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Guy Hulett Watkins — Lieut. Col. 141st. Reg. Penn. Vol. — Born March 19, 1831. —
Killed while leading his regiment in a charge near Petersburg, Va. June 18, 1864. Aged 33 years & 3 months.Map (db m154014) WM
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72 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — History of 312 Main St.
The First National Bank of Towanda opened on this site July 28, 1863. For over 100 years this was the sole place of business for the bank. The original building was demolished in 1874 to make way for construction of the current Classical Revival . . . Map (db m109679) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — In Memory And Never Forgotten — May God Grant Them Eternal Peace
Pearl Harbor "Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, . . . Map (db m154418) HM WM
74 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Iwo Jima Flag Raising
[Photo of Flag Raising] Raising the US Flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jim, 25 February 1945 during WWII in action against the Empire of Japan; photo by Joe Rosenthal. There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo; four in the front . . . Map (db m153932) HM WM
75 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — J. A. Decker House — 118 York Ave.
Built in 1897 by J. A. Decker, a wealthy lumberman and banker, this home is a frame free classic variant of Queen Anne Victorian style. It has a wrap-around porch with pedestaled columns and spindled balustrade; arched pedestaled columns at the . . . Map (db m153948) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — James H. Hawes House — 217 York Ave.
In the late 1800’s James H. Hawes built this magnificent Queen Anne home displaying twin gables and very elaborate spindled porches, including a porte-cochere. Born in London, England, James came to this country with his father, a toy manufacturer. . . . Map (db m129819) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — John Boyle
Last Survivor Of The Kearsa[r]ge U.S.N. Born June 16, 1838 Died Aug. 30, 1905Map (db m153961) HM WM
78 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Judge Ulysses Mercur House — 208 Third St.
Hon. Ulysses Mercur was the 8th Judge of Bradford County and 12th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He was regarded as the most scholarly man in the county and a faithful member of his church. His widow, Sarah, presented a . . . Map (db m201087) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Masonic Building
Century BuildingMap (db m109688) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Maxwell-Bennett House — 209 York Ave.
John C. Adams built this impressive Greek revival 15-room home in 1854. The family of William Maxwell occupied the home for nearly 100 years. He was president judge of Bradford County from 1912 until his death in 1925. He came to Towanda and entered . . . Map (db m90319) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War — 1861 - 1865
Citizens of Bradford County Sgt. Stephen Rought Co. A 141 Infantry Cpl. Francis A Bishop Co. C, 57th Infantry Pvt. Orren Bennet Co. D 141 InfantryMap (db m110395) WM
82 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Naming of Towanda
When the first European settlers came to Towanda it was covered with a dense growth of timber and shrubs from which came its first name "Canewood." The name Towanda is an Indian term. Awandae in the Nanticoke tongue signified "a burial place." . . . Map (db m109677) HM
83 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Oscalui
Formerly known as Ogehage was an ancient fortified town of the Andastes located fifty rods northeasterly from this marker near the junction of Sugar Creek and the Susquehanna River. Here passed the Sheshequin Trail to the west branch of the . . . Map (db m90307) WM
84 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Our Veterans' Workplace - The World — ☆"In Times of War and in Peace, All Gave Some, but Some Gave All."☆
VETERAN: The term brings to mind the foremost notion of American patriotism and self-sacrifice. Dating back to our Revolution, near 50 million men and women joined the armed forces to defend our nation and its interests, knowingly putting their . . . Map (db m111265) WM
85 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Sheshequin Path
Indian trail joining the Iroquois country and the Shamokin area, passed near here. Conrad Weiser took this route to Onondaga, capital of the League, to represent the Province in council with the Iroquois.Map (db m33162) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Stephen Foster
The great writer of folk songs and ballads lived in Towanda in 1840-41. He attended Towanda Academy on the hill a short time and stayed with his brother William, a canal official.Map (db m90311) HM
87 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Sts. Peter and Paul Church — 1 Third St.
Father John O'Reilly built a plain wooden church in 1841 on the present site of the Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church. In 1869 during the rectorship of Rev. Patrick Toner, the present fine, brick church was begun. It was finished and . . . Map (db m201092) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The Creamery — 36 River St.
This solidly built multi-story brick Italianate style building has a hipped roof; a stained glass window on the west side; and arched brick surrounds. This River Street building just south of the former American Hotel has a varied history. It was . . . Map (db m109663) HM
89 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The Daily Review — 116 Main St.
This handsome building was built in 1896 using stone from the same quarry as the Courthouse, Old Jail and Christ Episcopal Church. The building is Italianate style with a hipped roof and pressed metal cornice with paired brackets and dentils. The . . . Map (db m90322) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The Keystone Theatre
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91 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The Macfarlane House — 21 Main St.
James Macfarlane built his 1854 Greek Revival home on land given to him by his father-in-law Edward Overton, lawyer, landowner, and successful local businessman. Macfarlane, lawyer and trained engineer, managed the Barclay Mines. In 1873 he . . . Map (db m109801) HM
92 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The Old Bradford County Jail — 109 Pine St.
The old jail is located in the center of Towanda’s Historic District. Avery Frank, architect and contractor from Montrose, designed and built the jail. His plan included a stone dwelling for the sheriff and his family. A three-story cell block and a . . . Map (db m90329) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The Quintessential Soldier
Here we present our vision of the perfect U.S. soldier He is the absolute embodiment of military perfection coupled with an eye toward compassion He is motivated to put a quick end to hostilities by whatever means necessary Our soldier is . . . Map (db m110401) WM
94 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The Train Station — 1 Washington St.
One cannot over-emphasize the importance of railroads to the continued development of Towanda as a commercial center beginning with the first Pennsylvania and New York (PA & NY) train in September 1869. In the 1870's approximately six passenger, . . . Map (db m109655) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — The War Ravaged Tree
Here we see a representation of the desolate and absolute carnage of war. This tree once proudly stood amid peaceful stones welcoming morning breezes and warm sunshine. It has now become a bullet riddled and grenade shattered vestige of its once . . . Map (db m110417) WM
96 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Towanda Academy
Former Towanda Academy attended by Stephen C. Foster 1840.Map (db m90330) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Towanda First Methodist Church — 105 Main St.
The cornerstone for First United Methodist Church of Towanda was laid Sept. 17, 1895 under the direction of Rev. James Crowe, Pastor and Dr. David S. Pratt, President of the Board of Trustees. The architecture is Richardson Romanesque style with . . . Map (db m109854) HM
98 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Towanda Historic District
Entering Towanda Historic District ————————— Listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m153933) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Towanda Public Library — 104 Main St.
Perhaps one of Towanda's most unusual buildings is the Public Library, donated to the town in 1897 by Frank Welles. He chose Flemish Renaissance Revival style characterized by tall steeped gables; steep roofs with lacy spires; fanciful faux dormer . . . Map (db m109804) HM
100 Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Towanda — Towanda River Bridges
One of the most important public improvements of Towanda's early days was completion of the first Towanda river bridge. A company incorporated under an Act of Legislature March 24, 1831 built the Old Wagon Bridge. John Bottom, a practical bridge . . . Map (db m109674) HM

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