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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Snyder 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> Snyder County, PA (38) Juniata County, PA (15) Mifflin County, PA (44) Northumberland County, PA (89) Union County, PA (81)  SnyderCounty(38) Snyder County (38)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  MifflinCounty(44) Mifflin County (44)  NorthumberlandCounty(89) Northumberland County (89)  UnionCounty(81) Union County (81)
Middleburg is the county seat for Snyder County
Adjacent to Snyder County, Pennsylvania
      Juniata County (15)  
      Mifflin County (44)  
      Northumberland County (89)  
      Union County (81)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Beaver Springs, Spring Township — Beaver Springs
Originally Reigerstown. Renamed by P.O. Dept. Founded 1808Map (db m176950) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Beaver Springs, Spring Township — Gross Bridge — (later known as Klinepeter Bridge)
Built c. 1871 over Middle Creek 1 mile northwest of here. Rebuilt 1982 at this locationMap (db m176956) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Beaver Springs, Spring Township — In Honor of Adam Reger — October 11, 1749 - March 17, 1826
Founder of Beaver Springs in 1806 Revolutionary War Veteran Served as a Private in Capt. Michael Weaver's and Capt. John Black's Companies of RangersMap (db m176953) HM WM
4 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Beaver Springs, Spring Township — School Bell Tower — Erected 2007
Beaver Springs Public School, erected in 1884 adjacent to the Old Adamsburg Cemetery, and used until 1956. Bell donated to Beaver Springs in its Bicentennial year of 2006 by John H. Davis, current owner of the old schoolhouse, and . . . Map (db m176954) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Beaver Springs, Spring Township — Spring Township Veterans Memorial
To All American Veterans Freedom is not free. ★ All gave some; some gave all ★ This memorial is dedicated in honor and memory of all veterans near and far who serve, and have served, in the Armed Forces of the United States . . . Map (db m176951) WM
6 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Freeburg — Freeburg
Originally called Straubstown for founder, Andrew Straub Founded 1796Map (db m176946) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Freeburg — Veterans Memorial
In grateful appreciation to all men and women of the community of Freeburg PA. who have served their country in peace and warMap (db m176945) WM
8 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, McClure — Bean Soup Encampment
Founded July 23, 1883 by Captain Michael Smith Post No. 355 Grand Army of the Republic. Bean Soup was first started as a reunion at McClure, Pennsylvania. Fall of 1891Map (db m176957) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, McClure — Veterans Memorial
This swimming pool is dedicated as a living memorial to those of West Beaver Township who devotedly served their country in all its wars.Map (db m176962) WM
10 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, McClure — Welcome to McClure — Bean Soup Town
Formerly Stuckton Est. 1867 Named for Alexander K. McClure Borough of McClure - Est. 1966 50th Anniversary - 2016 Town of McClure - Est. 1867 Sesquicentennial - 2017Map (db m176963) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Middleburg — Snyder County
Formed March 2, 1855 out of Union County. The name honors Simon Snyder (Governor, 1808-17) who made his home in Selinsgrove. The county seat of Middleburg was laid out 1800, incorporated 1864. County was scene of the Penns Creek Massacre of 1755.Map (db m43849) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Middleburg — Veterans Memorial
To all who served 1990 to presentMap (db m176949) WM
13 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Middleburg, Middlecreek Township — Schoch Blockhouse
This pioneer refuge during the Revolutionary War era was located at a spring 30 yards south. Built on Matthias Schoch's tract about 1770 and in use until 1783.Map (db m43852) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Middleburg, Middlecreek Township — Site of Blockhouse and Settler Refuge During Indian Raids — 1770 - 1783
Located at spring 100 yards on the tract granted by the proprietors to Matthias Schoch, 1762. Boulder of stones from original chimney.Map (db m176947) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — “Coxey's Army”
Jacob Sechler Coxey (1854-1951), was born here. In 1894 he led a march of unemployed workers, popularly known as “Coxey's Army,” on Washington. Public works programs and relief measures were asked. This focused attention on the plight of . . . Map (db m43291) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — 9/11 Memorial
On the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States of America was jolted into a new reality. Terrorists crashed hijacked airplanes into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., killing and . . . Map (db m119713) HM WM
17 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Christopher James Vialonga — February 12, 1971 — September 11, 2001
"Vio," as he was known to friends, worked as a currency trader for Carr Futures in the World Trade Center's north tower. A 1993 graduate of Susquehanna University and a 1989 graduate of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., he loved life . . . Map (db m119716) HM WM
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18 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Civil War Memorial — Reported permanently removed
To honor the Students, Faculty and Trustees of Missionary Institute who wore the Blue or the Grey in the Civil War of 1861-1865Map (db m119709) WM
19 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Class of 1888 Graduation Tree Site
On this site stood the tree planted on its day of graduation by the Class of 1888 Memorial placed 1959 by the sole surviving member of the Class Dr. John I. Woodruff — Class Members App, Nelson • Royer, N. H. Benson, . . . Map (db m119719) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Colleen Monica Supinski — August 24, 1974 - September 11, 2001
Colleen was a remarkable friend who always had an encouraging word to offer. She flashed her smile and her sparkling blue eyes to let you know everything would turn out just fine. And then she would help make it so, because she was a great . . . Map (db m119718) HM WM
21 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Commemorating Gustavus Adolphus Hall
On the occasion of their 25th reunion, the Class of 1968 planted this pin oak (Quercus palustris) tree to commemorate Gustavus Adolphus Hall built in 1895, destroyed by fire 1964. In the hearts and minds of many, G.A. Hall will be . . . Map (db m221715) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Erected to the Memory of Simon Snyder
Simon Snyder Born November 5, A.D. 1769 Died November 9, A.D. 1819 1789 Member of the Constitutional Convention 1797-1808, Member of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania 1802-1808, Speaker of the House of Representatives of . . . Map (db m84418) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Revolutionary War Memorial
Erected to the honor of their Revolutionary AncestorsMap (db m119708) WM
24 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Seibert Hall — Susquehanna University
has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m221714) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Simon Snyder
Three-term Governor of the Commonwealth, 1808-1817, and member of the General Assembly, 1797- 1807. Pennsylvania's first governor of German descent. Built this home in the early 1800's, and resided here until his death. Buried in First Lutheran . . . Map (db m43288) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Snyder County Veterans Memorial — Land of the Free Because of the Brave — Dedicated on November 11, 2014 —
In Honor and Memory of Snyder County Veterans All Gave Some • Some Gave All "Lest We Forget" On these pavers, we find the names of Veterans [sic] from Snyder County, who died while serving their country, dating from the Civil War . . . Map (db m221717) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Susquehanna University
Founded 1858 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church as the Missionary Institute and Susquehanna Female College. The present corporate title was adopted in 1895.Map (db m43239) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Susquehanna University World War I Memorial
To Honor those Men of Susquehanna University who answered the call of their country in the World War 1914-1918 This tablet is erected and dedicated by the Class of 1916Map (db m177807) WM
29 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Susquehanna University World War II Memorial
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II Alex J. Alexander • Thomas D. Bittinger • Donald Billman • Robert Chalot • Robert L. Cox • Vincent C. Frattali • John Hugus • Kenneth Klinger • Arnold Meszaros • Burton Richard • . . . Map (db m177808) WM
30 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all the brave and courageous men and women who gallantly served to defend our flag and country. May 25, 1985Map (db m119707) WM
31 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — Albany Purchase
The NE corner of the land deeded the Proprietors by the Six Nations in great council at Albany July 6, 1754, was 1 mile north of Penns Creek. It ran thence "North of the West as far as your Province extends."Map (db m43295) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — Albany Purchase Line Stone
This stone, which was transported from Henry Shoemaker's estate at McElhattan, was erected on the Albany Purchase Line in 1938. The line is about one mile north of this spot. To the stone was attached a plaque describing the Albany Purchase of 1754. . . . Map (db m176922) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — John Harris, Founder of Harrisburg
On October 25,1755 John Harris, Founder of Harrisburg, and a party of 40 men who came up the river to investigate the (John) Penn's Creek Massacre, were ambushed by a party of Indians near the mouth of this creek at the head of the Isle of . . . Map (db m43884) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — Penns Creek Bridge
Built in 1919, a two-span concrete barrel arch bridge of unusual architectural quality crossed Penns Creek on this site until 1994. The architectural detailing included fluted pilasters at the center pier and cast concrete parapets with an open star . . . Map (db m167273) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — Penns Creek Massacre
October 16, 1755, a band of Indians ambushed and killed, wounded, or took captive some 26 settlers of this region. The attack was just west along Penns Creek, and first to follow Braddock's defeat.Map (db m43293) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre
In commemoration of The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre, which occurred along this stream on October 16, 1755 when the settlers were attacked by the Indians and about 26 were killed, wounded or carried into captivity. This was the first Indian . . . Map (db m43881) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Penn Township — Simon Snyder
Three times Governor of the State, 1808-17, and member Assembly, 1797 to 1808, lived in Selinsgrove during that period. Died Nov. 9, 1819, in his home on Market St., which still stands. Buried First Lutheran Church cemetery.Map (db m176921) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Shamokin Dam — Sunbury
Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General Lukens and William Maclay. Borough incorporated Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.Map (db m84420) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023