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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clarion County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Clarion 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> Clarion County, PA (29) Armstrong County, PA (23) Butler County, PA (62) Forest County, PA (16) Jefferson County, PA (72) Venango County, PA (69)  ClarionCounty(29) Clarion County (29)  ArmstrongCounty(23) Armstrong County (23)  ButlerCounty(62) Butler County (62)  ForestCounty(16) Forest County (16)  JeffersonCounty(72) Jefferson County (72)  VenangoCounty(69) Venango County (69)
Clarion is the county seat for Clarion County
Adjacent to Clarion County, Pennsylvania
      Armstrong County (23)  
      Butler County (62)  
      Forest County (16)  
      Jefferson County (72)  
      Venango County (69)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Alcola — Fishbasket Indian Town
Near here, at the mouth of Town Run on Redbank Creek, a Shawnee village stood in the late 18th century. Called "Fishbasket" for these waters' immense schools of fish, it was at the junction of at least two major paths traveled by Native Americans: . . . Map (db m64236) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Callensburg — Buchanan Furnace
A short distance northwest of here is the well-preserved cold blast furnace, named for James Buchanan. It was built in 1844; abandoned, 1858, due to lack of timber. At the time of its operation, the iron industry was very prosperous in Clarion . . . Map (db m60100) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Clarion County
Formed March 11, 1839 out of Armstrong and Venango counties. Named for the Clarion River. Early center of iron industry. Noted also for its coal resources and lumbering. The county seat, Clarion, was incorporated as a borough on April 6, 1841.Map (db m42900) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Clarion County Civil War Soldier's Monument
1896. In memory of the soldiers of Clarion County who served their country in its hour of peril, 1861 - 1865.Map (db m148954) WM
5 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Clarion County Remembers World War II — Let Us Keep Forever The Freedom For Which They Served
This monument honors the 16 million men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II including the more than 400,000 who gave their lives and the millions at home who supported the war effort. [Ruptured Duck emblem] . . . Map (db m203936) HM WM
6 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Clarion County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The names inscribed on this memorial are the Clarion County Vietnam Veterans who gave their lives in freedom's cause Joseph Torzok June 8, 1966 • Robert J. Black October 16, 1966 Lloyd A. Himes January 31, 1968 • Doyle L. Butler, Jr. . . . Map (db m203869) WM
7 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Dr. Robert "Bob" Yoho
In loving memory of the former Mayor of Clarion, Dr. Robert "Bob" Yoho who cherished his daily walk down Main Street. 1922 - 2011Map (db m203887) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Gemmell Park
Named in honor of Dr. James Gemmell 11th President of Clarion State College 1960 - 1976 in recognition of his contributions to higher education in the commonwealth and his early and untiring efforts to establish the . . . Map (db m204049) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Helen Furnace
Just west of this point can be seen the well-preserved interior of cold blast furnace built in 1845. It was one of numerous iron furnaces operated in Clarion County from about 1829-1867. The County, then, was often referred to as "The Iron County."Map (db m59077) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Historical Sites in Clarion County — Welcome to the Clarion County Historical Society's Museum & Library
The Sutton-Ditz Museum & Fulton Library is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. Tour the museum to discover the treasured artifacts and exhibits of the rich history and culture of Clarion County. Research history and genealogy . . . Map (db m203977) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — In Honor of Clarion County Persian Gulf Era Veterans
Persian Gulf Conflict - Operation Desert Storm - Operation Desert Shield Operation Iraqi Freedom - Operation New Dawn - Operation Enduring Freedom Operation Inherent Resolve - Operation Freedom's Sentinel This memorial is a scaled . . . Map (db m203950) HM WM
12 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Korea Veterans Memorial — "The Forgotten War"
Clarion County Korean War Casualties 1950 - 1953 Clarence A. Everetts • Henry Niederriter • Paul P. Garman David T. Krouse • Alfred G. Hayes • James W. Fink Richard J. Shettler • Floyd J. Beichner • James E. Willison Norman F. . . . Map (db m203874) WM
13 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Mary A. Ross Memorial Library
This building presented to the Citizens of Clarion by the late John D. Ross with an additional gift by Dr. Charles C. Ross in loving memory of their loyal and devoted mother ——————————————————————— This building erected with funds . . . Map (db m203889) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Susquehanna and Waterford Turnpike Milestone — 1918 • 1937
One of the original milestones which marked the old Susquehanna and Waterford Turnpike now known as State Highway No. 322Map (db m203954) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes — POW ★ MIA — You Are Not Forgotten —
This memorial contains the ashes from the "Watch Fire" burned during the July 2001 visit of the Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial (The Moving Wall). The symbolic Watch Fire is to be burned until the last patrol returns to base camp, . . . Map (db m203876) HM WM
16 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — War Veterans of Clarion County
In grateful honor of the War Veterans of Clarion County Their faithfulness to the call of duty is our inspirationMap (db m203885) WM
17 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Welcome to Clarion, Est. 1841 — Unlocking The History
[Left panel] The W.A. Graham Home is located at 650 Main Street. Built in 1908 by E.A. McElhaney[, t]he house included an elevator when built and was set up for both electricity and gas lighting. The brick used for this home was . . . Map (db m203979) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Welcome to Clarion, Est. 1841 — Unlocking The History of Clarion — If Buildings Could Talk... —
Panel 1 Clarion County Courthouse The current courthouse, designed by E.M. Butz of Allegheny, was erected between 1883 and 1885, at a cost to the county of $97,124.27. The courthouse is 78 feet across and 134 feet long. The . . . Map (db m204125) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — World War Memorial — 1917 • 1919
In memory of our Boys of Clarion who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War —————————————— Craig E. Fleming • Robert I. Brocious J. Lewis Gathers • Howard B. Coblentz Edward J. Frederick • Andrew A. Goebel William R. Lawrence . . . Map (db m203881) WM
20 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, East Brady — In Memorium of Those Whose Died in the August 14, 1980 Flood
Elrick Custer Bertha Custer Jerry Potts Betty Kauffman Carol Ann Leges Hester Crissman ------- Wilson Robinson Betty Robinson Amy Robinson Dedicated August 18, 1985Map (db m92478) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Foxburg — Erie to Pittsburgh Trail
[Marker is primarily informational; historical tidbits are transcribed as follows] The Foxburg Library, built in 1909, was endowed to the town by the Fox family. Lincoln Hall stands on the upper level [and is] home to concerts and cultural . . . Map (db m170882) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Foxburg — F.H. Ball Steam Engine
F.H. Ball, of Foxburg, PA, patented improvements to valve gears in steam engines on March 23, 1875. These improvements created a steam tight valve that would always remain so. A new reverse movement was devised for reversing engine power from the . . . Map (db m170853) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Foxburg — Foxburg — In the Allegheny-Clarion River Valley
Nestled between the Allegheny River and its steep hillside, the town of Foxburg sprang up as an important rail outlet during the oil boom days of the 1870's. At its height, the town boasted a population of nearly 2,000. When the boom subsided, . . . Map (db m231099) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Foxburg — Foxburg Country Club — 1887
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ————————————— Original Hole Names In . . . Map (db m170858) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Foxburg — Foxburg Golf Course
Oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States In 1887, land was made available to the newly formed Foxburg Golf Club by Joseph M. Fox, its first president. Course was enlarged from five to nine holes in 1888. The Foxburg Country Club . . . Map (db m60101) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Parker — Parker's Landing Petroglyphs
Many generations of native people visited rocks along the Allegheny River near here to inscribe images of humans, animals, mythological creatures, and abstract forms. The number and variety of designs and the undeveloped surrounding landscape make . . . Map (db m177488) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Parker — Rural Electrification
In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Serving users in seven counties of western Pennsylvania, Central . . . Map (db m64235) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Rimersburg — Brady's Bend
Named for Captain Samuel Brady (1756-1795), famed frontier scout and the subject of many legends. Near here in June 1779 -- in what was then Seneca territory -- he led a force seeking to redress the killing of a settler and her four children, and . . . Map (db m47554) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Rimersburg — Donald R. Lobaugh Memorial — World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient — Veterans Killed in Action World War I and World War II —
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his country-Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient-World War II-Donald R. Lobaugh-Killed in Action in World War II. Killed In Action World War I; Edgar C. Shearer • Fred J. Shick. . . . Map (db m88664) WM
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Sep. 21, 2023