“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Forest County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Forest 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> Forest County, PA (16) Clarion County, PA (29) Elk County, PA (15) Jefferson County, PA (72) Venango County, PA (69) Warren County, PA (35)  ForestCounty(16) Forest County (16)  ClarionCounty(29) Clarion County (29)  ElkCounty(15) Elk County (15)  JeffersonCounty(72) Jefferson County (72)  VenangoCounty(69) Venango County (69)  WarrenCounty(35) Warren County (35)
Tionesta is the county seat for Forest County
Adjacent to Forest County, Pennsylvania
      Clarion County (29)  
      Elk County (15)  
      Jefferson County (72)  
      Venango County (69)  
      Warren County (35)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Forest County, East Hickory — Indian Paths
Across the river here paths led over the hills to Oil Creek. Each year, in spring, the Indians used to travel westward to gather petroleum from the oil pits, boil maple sugar and make bark canoes.Map (db m59081) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Forest County, East Hickory — Lawunakhannek
Name of Indian mission near here, at which the first Protestant church building west of the Allegheny Mountains was built by Zeisberger in 1769. Term is Delaware word meaning "northerly stream place".Map (db m39882) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Marienville — Marienville
Top Left First called "Blood's Settlement", and then later Marien, then Marienville, after Marien (Blood) Hunt, daughter of Cyrus Blood, the founder of Forest County. Marienville is located on a flattened ridgeline known as the "Big Level", . . . Map (db m138604) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Marienville — Pigeon
The name of this town recalls the now-extinct passenger pigeon, which in vast flights nested in the beech groves of this area. The nestlings were taken as food each spring by the Seneca Indians.Map (db m59084) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Damascus
Later name of Zeisberger's "Lower Town," located on opposite side of river here. Residence of a Seneca sentinel chief at the time. Town name was taken from the Munsee word, "muskrat."Map (db m111179) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Forest County
Formed April 11, 1848 from Jefferson County. Named for its extensive forests. Part of Venango County was added, 1866, and county seat moved from Marienville to Tionesta. Area notable for its Indian paths, and Zeisberger's mission to the Munsees, . . . Map (db m59079) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Forest County
Forest County created by Legislature, 1848 County Seat, Marienville. Venango County townships added in 1866. Tionesta more central to occupied land and historic oil discoveries, became County Seat. Forest County named for it's Virgin Lumber. . . . Map (db m138551) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — HistoryMarching on Seneca Towns
In August of 1779, Colonel Daniel Brodhead and 605 American rebels passed two miles east of here. They were the Brodhead Expedition of the Revolutionary War, sent to punish the Munsee and Seneca Indians for siding with the British and raiding . . . Map (db m138833) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Howard Zahniser(1906-1964)
Conservationist and architect of National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964. Although he died four months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill, his efforts led to the preservation of over 100 million acres across the nation. . . . Map (db m39881) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Hunters Station Bridge Bearing Block
Fixed Shoe or Bearing Block Hunters Station Bridge over Allegheny River 1934 - 2017Map (db m138937) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Lieutenant John Range1746 1846
Who for valiant service in the Revolutionary War was granted the land upon which Tionesta now stands.Map (db m138553) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Refugee Towns
This part of the Allegheny was allotted to Munsee and other displaced Indians by the Seneca before 1750. In 1767-70 Zeisberger worked among these refugee groups, then occupying three towns along the river here.Map (db m39883) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — Tionesta
The first settler where Tionesta Borough now stands was John Range who came here in 1816 to claim his 258 acre land patent. He served in the French & Indian War and in the American Revolution. For his service, he was granted this land in . . . Map (db m138980) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Forest County, Tionesta — When Timber Was King
This statue was created to honor the men who worked in the woods and mills, carving Forest County out of the wilderness and producing needed goods that helped to propel the building of America. Some of the most successful lumbermen . . . Map (db m138930) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Forest County, West Hickory — Goschgoschink
Name applied at the time of Zeisberger's arrival in 1767 to all three of the refugee Indian towns. Later the name was given to "Upper Town," located across the river at this point.Map (db m39878) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Forest County, West Hickory — Hickory Town
Site across the river of Zeisberger's "Middle Town," later called Hickory Town. Here his noted dispute with Wangomen took place in 1767. Here too ended Indian paths from the south, by which trade goods were obtained.Map (db m39879) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023