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

Clickable Map of Somerset 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> Somerset County, PA (119) Bedford County, PA (93) Cambria County, PA (88) Fayette County, PA (223) Westmoreland County, PA (135) Allegany County, MD (293) Garrett County, MD (133)  SomersetCounty(119) Somerset County (119)  BedfordCounty(93) Bedford County (93)  CambriaCounty(88) Cambria County (88)  FayetteCounty(223) Fayette County (223)  WestmorelandCounty(135) Westmoreland County (135)  AlleganyCountyMaryland(293) Allegany County (293)  GarrettCounty(133) Garrett County (133)
Somerset is the county seat for Somerset County
Adjacent to Somerset County, Pennsylvania
      Bedford County (93)  
      Cambria County (88)  
      Fayette County (223)  
      Westmoreland County (135)  
      Allegany County, Maryland (293)  
      Garrett County, Maryland (133)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison — Bell and Cone
Bell and cone from the Somerfield Methodist Church.Map (db m152674) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison — Great Crossings
About one half mile above this point is the "Great Crossings" of the Youghiogheny River, where George Washington crossed November 18th, 1753, when sent as envoy by Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia to the French Commandant at Fort Le Boeuf. . . . Map (db m351) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison — Honor Roll — Addison — 1943 —
A tribute to those who served and in the memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice World War II Augustine, Edgar E., Jr. • Bisel, Arthur • Blocker, Charles E. • Craig, Jay • Eberhart, Lewis E., Jr. • Frazee, Harry • Hendershot, . . . Map (db m152672) WM
4 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison — The Great War — 1917 - 1919
In Honor of those of Somerset County who served their Nation and the cause of World Liberty in the Great War and in memory of those who made the Supreme SacrificeMap (db m106222) WM
5 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison — The Old Petersburg Toll House
The old Petersburg Toll House is the only hand-cut native stone toll house in Pennsylvania. It is an authentic reflection of the structure as it existed in 1835 when toll collection began. The interior with its original flooring and period . . . Map (db m106180) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison — Toll House
One of the six original toll houses on the Cumberland or National Road is on the hill opposite. Built after the road was turned over to the State in 1835 by the U.S. Restored and preserved by the D.A.R.Map (db m350) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison, Addison Township — 2 — National Road
Our first national road; fathered by Albert Gallatin. Begun in 1811 at Cumberland, Md.; completed to Wheeling in 1818. Toll road under State control, 1835-1905. Rebuilt, it is present U.S. Route 40.Map (db m353) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Addison, Addison Township — 1 — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States.Map (db m354) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Benson — Bethel Church
The United Brethren in Christ started preaching in this village in 1858. The first church, named Bethel, was organized and built in 1874. Through denominational mergers, it has served as: United Brethren in Christ, Evangelical United Brethren and . . . Map (db m82061) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Berlin — Berlin
This area was a center of protest during the Whiskey Rebellion. A riot occurred at the Berlin schoolhouse in June 1794. In September, according to local historians, Robert Philson raised a liberty pole at his log store on the square; he advised . . . Map (db m21554) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Berlin — General Robert Philson — 1759-1831
Active in and arrested during the Whiskey Rebellion - 1794 Member of the PA. Assembly - 1798 Commissioned Associate Judge of Somerset Co. 1800. Served 20 years Commissioned Brigadier General of PA. Militia May 9, 1800 Served in the War . . . Map (db m82059) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Berlin — Veterans Memorial — "Lest We Forget"
In honor of the men and women who serve in the armed forces of our country honorably preserving our freedom and our way of life.Map (db m21551) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Berlin, Allegheny Township — Deeter's Gap
John Deeter, Revolutionary War Vet and pioneer, settled here in 1783. He sawed lumber, cut millstones and farmed along Deeter's Run, highest headwater of the West Branch of the Juniata River.Map (db m97017) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Berlin, Stonycreek Township — Jeremiah S. Black
One of Pennsylvania's most noted jurists and lawyers, was born here Jan. 10, 1810. State Supreme Court Justice, 1851-57; U.S. Attorney-General, 1857-60. Later life spent at York as a famous lawyer. Died Aug. 19, 1883.Map (db m21556) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Boswell, Jenners Township — Forbes Road — 1758 — Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —
Tomahawk Encampment At foot of Laurel Hill the Forbes Road leads northwestward to Fort Ligonier 35.5 miles from Fort BedfordMap (db m52703) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Boswell, Jenners Township — Frederick S. Duesenberg — (1878-1932)
Near this site on July 2, 1932, the builder of Duesenberg luxury automobiles was seriously injured when his supercharged Model J crashed into the mountainside. He died on July 26 at Memorial Hospital of Johnstown.Map (db m60148) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Central City — American Legion Post 449 War Memorial
In memory of those who fought and died for our country in all warsMap (db m21571) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Central City, Allegheny Township — Forbes Road — Fort Dewart
"The fort on the top of Allegheny Hill" was erected in 1758 during the Gen. Forbes expedition against Fort Duquesne. The site is marked half a mile northeast of here, near the head of Breastwork Run.Map (db m59760) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Central City, Shade Township — Forbes Road — 1758 — Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —
Edmond's Swamp The fort stood a few rods west of this marker. The Forbes Road leads westward to Stony Creek Encampment 10.5 miles from Fort Bedford.Map (db m82062) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Confluence, Lower Turkeyfoot Township — Fort Hill
Archaeological study of the flat-top hill across the valley revealed two palisaded Indian villages with extensive house and burial remains, all dating from the Discovery Period.Map (db m48084) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Friedens, Somerset Township — John Christian Frederick Heyer — (1793-1873)
In 1842 Father Heyer became the first American Missionary to India, establishing schools and churches and ministering to women and those outside the caste system. In the US, he traveled extensively in Pa. and the Midwest organizing congregations. He . . . Map (db m97271) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Hooversville — Hooversville Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Patriots of Hooversville and vicinity who gave their services and lives to our country, in humanity's cause.Map (db m82060) WM
23 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — A Field of Honor
A Common Field This land is first settled in the late 1700s. For a century and a half, much of the area remains wooded, with cultivated fields and pastures surrounding a few scattered farmhouses and barns. Beginning in the 1950s, mining . . . Map (db m100537) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — Flight 93 — National Memorial
Panel 1: America Attacked On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijack four commercial U.S. airliners that are departing from East Coast airports. The terrorists fly two jet airliners into the World Trade . . . Map (db m49256) HM WM
25 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — Flight 93 National Memorial — National Park Service, U.S.Department of the Interior
On September 11, 2001, at 10:30 am, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in the field in front of you, killing all 40 passengers and crew members, as well as the four terrorists who hijacked the aircraft. The plane came over the hill behind you and . . . Map (db m61141) HM WM
26 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — Flight 93 National Memorial — A common field one day, a field of honor forever.
September 11, 2001 10:03 AM United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into a field two miles ahead of you, shattering the quiet of the Pennsylvania countryside. Those who rush to the scene look on in disbelief at charred trees and a smoldering . . . Map (db m135382) HM WM
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27 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — Flight 93 Temporary Memorial
In this rock, we perpetually commemorate the courage of those who lost their lives on UAL Flight #93 on September 11, 2001. Their legacy will endure. Future generations will be reminded of their honor and courage. Dedicated by the . . . Map (db m8225) WM
28 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — Overlooking History — Flight 93 National Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Western Overlook is where the world first came to make sense of the story of Flight 93. On September 12 and for days after, the media lined up along the ridge on the left of this overlook, broadcasting images of the crash site area across the . . . Map (db m61149) HM WM
29 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — September 11, 2001 — Flight 93 National Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The distant Laurel Mountains are outlined against a cloudless, blue sky. The weather is mild, but few people are outdoors. Many sit stunned and horrified in front of their televisions, watching the World Trade Center and the Pentagon burn. . . . Map (db m100576) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — Tower of Voices — Flight 93 National Memorial
A monumental, 93-foot-tall musical instrument, the Tower of Voices marks the gateway to and from this expansive, living memorial landscape. Forty chimes represent the voices of the 40 courageous passengers and crew members who took a vote to come . . . Map (db m163666) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — View from the Flight Path Overlook — Flight 93 National Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Visitor Shelter Located at the eastern edge of the Memorial Plaza, this small building provides shelter from the weather and a place to leave messages. Memorial Plaza The black walkway and sloped wall mark the edge of the . . . Map (db m206088) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Indian Lake, Stonycreek Township — Welcome To Flight 93 National Memorial — Flight 93 National Memorial
September 11, 2001. Four commercial airliners are hijacked in a terrorist attack on America, As the 40 passengers and crew on United Airlines Flight 93 fight back against terrorists in the sky overhead, the plane crashes at 10:03 am, less . . . Map (db m163663) HM WM
33 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Jennerstown — Highway Attractions — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Tourists took to the roads in the 1910s, '20s, and '30s not just to exercise their automobile, but to see the country, take in scenic wonders, connect with history, be entertained, and create family memories. Stopping for food and entertainment . . . Map (db m52700) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Jennerstown, Jenners Township — Forbes Road — The Clear Fields
Good forage found at open camps such as this on the Raystown Path, led General Forbes to prefer this route to Braddock's Road. Site of Fort Dudgeon (Tomahawk Camp) is a short distance to the north.Map (db m52702) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Jennerstown, Jenners Township — Log Grist Mill
This reconstructed early log mill was built originally at Roxbury by a miller named Cronin in 1805. It was in operation until 1918. It is now used as the Mountain Playhouse. As restored, it is a fine example of an early mill.Map (db m52677) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Kantner, Quemahoning Township — Forbes Road — 1758 — Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —
. . . Map (db m52705) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Defenders of Freedom and Justice Memorial
World War II Erected in honor of defenders of freedom & justiceMap (db m199943) WM
38 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Early Meyersdale
The Meyersdale area was first occupied by the Monongahela Indians who captured the sweet water from maple trees to make maple sugar, a tradition that remains part of the local heritage. In the late 1700's German settlers of various religions . . . Map (db m199841) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Eastern Continental Divide — George Washington
In 1750s, as a colonel the British Army, George Washington fought the French in this region. His vision of the Rising Empire focused on connecting the Potomac to the Forks of the Ohio [Pittsburgh]. In 1784 Washington and others established the . . . Map (db m204919) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Heckle Bridge
Between 1891 and 1998, a 114-foot single span steel pin-and-eyebar parallel-chord Pratt through truss bridge crossed the Casselman River at this location. The truss was fabricated and erected by the Pittsburgh (sic.) Bridge Company, and the . . . Map (db m199802) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Korean War/Vietnam Memorial
(Center Panel): "A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America, for an amount of up to and including their life." Dedicated to all those who sacrificed . . . Map (db m200718) WM
42 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Lest We Forget — In Thanksgiving to God For Victory
This monument is erected in honor of the men from Meyersdale and vicinity who served in the World War and is dedicated as a sacred memorial to those who died that liberty and the ideals of our country might be perpetuated. Gold Star Roll . . . Map (db m44100) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Meyersdale — Pennsylvania's Maple City
■ When the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad came through the Casselman River valley in 1871, Meyersdale already was a prosperous town. Founded by German settlers in the late 1700s, Meyers Mill became Meyersdale in 1874 and was an important . . . Map (db m202262) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Meyersdale — Trail Map and Points of Interest
Salisbury Viaduct 1.5 miles north Trail users cross Rte. 219, an active railroad, and the Casselman River on the 1,908-foot long Salisbury Viaduct, which is more than 100 feet above the ground at its highest point. Eight workers . . . Map (db m202975) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Meyersdale Centennial — 1874 - 1974
Meyersdale Originally founded by three land warrants to: 1784 John Olinger 1785 Andrew Borntrager 1785 John Burger __________________ 1803 Meyers Mills “Moyer’s Stadt” 1844 First town lots were laid out 1870 Chartered as Dale City . . . Map (db m44287) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Salisbury Viaduct — The spectacular crossing of the Casselman River Valley
The Salisbury Viaduct, 1908 feet long, dominates the valley. The 101-foot-high steel trestle was a key engineering achievement for the Western Maryland Railway's Connellsville Extension. Hundreds of spectators cheered when the first train crossed . . . Map (db m199817) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Sweetest Place on Earth — The Birth of Maple City
Around a potbellied stove one blustery winter night in 1948, plans were formulated for Meyersdale's first Maple Festival that celebrates and promotes the sweetest of all Pennsylvania's commodities-Somerset County maple syrup. The first . . . Map (db m199946) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces who served their country in all wars and to those who gave their lives in the defense of freedom.Map (db m200250) WM
49 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — Western Maryland Railway
The Connellsville Extension from Cumberland Financier George Gould purchased the Western Maryland as part of a transcontinental railroad scheme that would stretch from Baltimore to San Francisco. Gould extended the WM west to Cumberland, but . . . Map (db m4688) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale — What's the Use of a Caboose
The caboose supported its train crew in several ways. It carried the conductor, brakeman, and flagman. Cabooses were equipped with a stove for cooking and heating, bunks for rest, and a desk for the conductor's business. By the 1950s, . . . Map (db m199905) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Meyersdale, Summit Township — Flora Black — (1870 - 1951)
On this farm lived Flora Black, a civic leader active in the county and Commonwealth. Here on October 14, 1914, she organized the Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania. In the ensuing years, groups in many Pennsylvania counties became Society . . . Map (db m50457) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Salisbury — "Lest We Forget"
This is a perpetual memorial to honor those Veterans, living and dead, who served their country in the Armed Forces to preserve the principles of freedom and justice for all citizens of the United States of America.Map (db m199774) WM
53 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Salisbury — American Revolution Anniversary Memorial — 1776 • 1976
To the memory of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution and the freedoms for which they fought. Memory may their deeds redeem.Map (db m199727) WM
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54 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Salisbury — Salisbury Elk-Lick Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who served World War I 1917-1918 Casualties 116,516 POW-MIA Unknown Soldier World War II 1941-1946 Casualties 405,399 (Rear): Operation Iraqi Freedom Afghanistan War on Terror . . . Map (db m199957) HM WM
55 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Salisbury, Elk Lick Township — Baughman Rocks
Henry Baughman — an ill-tempered man — and his two sons were searching the fields for lost cows. The father became angry with his youngest son, August, who was slowing the search. The father struck him with a stick, knocking him . . . Map (db m142992) HM
56 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Salisbury, Elk Lick Township — T/Sgt. Melvin F. Wooten
In memory of T/Sgt. Melvin F. Wooten of the U.S.A.F. who lost his life on the ill fated B-52 bomber on Jan. 13, 1964.Map (db m67306) HM
57 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Seven Springs — Big Trees meet Narrow Gauge
The vast virgin forests of Laurel Hill stood condemned with the advent of specialized logging railroads and geared locomotives. Shay, Heisler, and Climax engines, often called stem-winders, maneuvered along previously inaccessible shallow creeks and . . . Map (db m209150) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Seven Springs — Camp Life
The CCC reshaped lives, both on and off the job. Each day began with reveille at 6:00 AM and ended with lights out at 10:00 PM Everything had a time and place including meals, education, recreation, and the fondly-remembered antics of young men at . . . Map (db m209140) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Seven Springs — Laurel Hill State Park
One of five Recreational Demonstration Areas created in Pa. by the National Park Service during the Great Depression to improve land use. Between 1935 and 1941, workers from the CCC and WPA New Deal programs built roads, buildings, and sites here to . . . Map (db m191954) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Seven Springs — Living Legacy
The rugged sandstone that forms Laurel Hill is ancient, but the CCC recruits planted many of the trees in the forest around you. They stand as monuments to the ability of nature to recover from overharvesting. Laurel Hill State Park has the largest . . . Map (db m209146) HM
61 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Seven Springs — Living Legacy
Fortunately, this landscape recovered to the expulsion of trees and other natural resources. We acknowledge our past and work to conserve for our future. The Laurel Highlands is now an area that highlights the breathtaking beauty of our natural . . . Map (db m209159) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Seven Springs — Logging Camps and Lumber Mills
The lumber camps followed the railroads. They were scattered across the landscape of the Laurel Highlands. Camps usually included a central boarding house and several shanties for individual families. After all trees were felled, they loaded their . . . Map (db m209154) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Seven Springs — Roosevelt's Tree Army
It had a dual purpose. Created in 1933, during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided young men an opportunity to be engaged in gainful employment while transforming hundreds of thousands of acres of American landscape. . . . Map (db m209136) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry — Mustered into service September 1, 1862, mustered out May 29, 1865 — “The love of country guides us” —
The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel Robert Parson Cummins, former Somerset County Sheriff, enrolled 935 officers and men in 1862. Companies C, D & F were raised in Somerset County. The regiment took part in over twenty . . . Map (db m23097) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Adam Schneider
Laid out the north half of the settlement renamed Somerset in 1795. Schneider and his brother Jacob conducted the first store in Somerset. It stood on this site.Map (db m23096) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Ankeny Square
Set aside for burial ground and place of worship on the original plat of Milfordstown by Ulrich Bruner, 1787, and by Peter Ankeny in 1789 when he laid out the south side of the settlement renamed Somerset in 1795.Map (db m23093) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Civil War Memorial — “Soldiers’ Monument,” Somerset, Pennsylvania — Appomattox — Gettysburg — Antietam — Wilderness —
To the perpetual memory of the defenders of the Union, 1861–1865. Erected Sept. 17, 1888, by the surviving soldiers and citizens of Somerset County, Pa. Grand Army of the Republic 1861–1866 Veterans, R.P. Cummins Post No. 201, Dept, P­a. — . . . Map (db m199554) WM
68 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Coffee Springs Farm — 1782-1790
This log frame home is considered the oldest in town. Harmon Husband, the first permanent settler in Somerset, originally occupied the property. Husband, a pioneer, farmer, pamphleteer, politician, and surveyor, is remembered as a hero of both . . . Map (db m203956) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — County Jail & Sheriff's Residence — 1856/1890
The County's first permanent jail was built on this sight [sic] in 1802. A new jail was constructed in 1856 in combination with the residential portion. The growing population soon led the jail to be overcrowded and escapes were very common. . . . Map (db m199569) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Court House — 1907
Serving as the county seat of Somerset County this court house sits at elevation of 2,190 feet above sea level making it the highest county seat in Pennsylvania. The copper-sheathed dome rises 135-feet above the street making it visible . . . Map (db m199574) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Early Bible
In a log cabin located on this site, Charles Frederick Goeb printed a Bible in 1813. It was the first Bible printed west of the Allegheny Mountains.Map (db m55525) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Edgewood Aerie 1801 F.O.E. World War II Memorial
Roll of Honor Dedicated to the two hundred fifty two members of Edgewood Aerie 1801 F.O.E. who served and to the sacred memory of these who gave their lives in World War II Howard A. Baldwin John Banyor Wallace J. Bishop . . . Map (db m23105) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — First National Bank — 1922
The home of the county's oldest national bank, the First National Bank was founded in 1889. The elegant features of this building are a reflection of the county's rapid growth and prosperity during the 1920s. The building displays many elements . . . Map (db m199572) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — George R. Scull House — Circa 1917
This Colonial Revival style home was built around 1917 for George R. Scull, son of Edward Scull, publisher of the Somerset Herald who owned the property adjacent to the site. Edward had his home moved westward to allow his son to construct . . . Map (db m199549) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Harmon Husband
Leader of North Carolina revolt against the British, he fled under an assumed name in 1771. Somerset's first settler; lived at Coffee Springs farm some years. Became a pamphleteer and active in the Whiskey Rebellion. Died in 1795.Map (db m21568) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — I.O.O.F. — 1889
This brick building was completed in 1889 after an earlier building was destroyed by fire. This is the third home of the Somerset Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows #438 originally established in 1851. The building exhibits many . . . Map (db m203957) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — J. Warren Jacobs
In memory of J. Warren Jacobs original builder of Purple Martin Bird House 1868 - 1947Map (db m203960) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Ogle/Scull House — Circa 1825
This home was owned by Edward Scull, attorney, Congressman, banker and publisher of the Somerset Herald. He acquired the home, from the estate of Andrew Jackson Ogle. It is thought to have been constructed in the 1820s by the Ogle . . . Map (db m199545) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — 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. Somerset Rural Electric Cooperative, serving four counties in . . . Map (db m142108) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 90Map (db m199575) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Somerset County
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82 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Somerset County Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial
Died in Service [Provides an honor roll of names]Map (db m22807) WM
83 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Somerset County World War I Memorial
In honor of the gallant men and women of Somerset County who served in the World War and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice 1917-1919 November 11, 1925Map (db m22381) HM
84 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Somerset County World War II Memorial
Died in Service [Provides an honor roll of names]Map (db m22797) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — The G. Henry Cook Enrichment Center
In the spring of 2018, Somerset Trust Company rededicated the former H.F. Schell House to become the G. Henry Cook Enrichment Center. As the fifth generation of the Scull family to lead the bank, Henry has always championed lifelong learning and . . . Map (db m199577) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Valentine Hay House — 1876
This two-story brick building is one of three similar residential structures erected on West Main Street shortly after Somerset's catastrophic fire of 1876. Despite some alterations to adapt this late nineteenth- century residential building to . . . Map (db m203959) HM
87 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset — Veterans Memorial
In grateful remembrance to those who with unselfish devotion served in the armed forces of our country.Map (db m203958) WM
88 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset, Lincoln Township — Quecreek Mine Accident and Rescue
On July 28, 2002, nine coal miners, trapped for four days due to flooding of the Quecreek Mine, were saved via a rescue shaft drilled here. Combined efforts of local, state, and federal agencies, mining and other industries, local mine workers, . . . Map (db m24163) HM
89 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset, Somerset Township — Blue Star Memorial Highway
A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America. Following World War II, the National Council of State Garden Clubs designated certain national roads as "Blue Star Memorial Highway", as a living memorial to "all . . . Map (db m307) WM
90 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset, Somerset Township — Flight 93 National Memorial
On the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked in a premeditated terrorist attack against the United States. Two of the planes were intentionally flown into the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York City; a . . . Map (db m116368) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset, Somerset Township — Robert A. Gilmour
This fountain and the adjoining Gilmour Bypass are dedicated in memory of Robert A. Gilmour by his widow, Romaine Lohr Gilmour. Mr. Gilmour, born October 14, 1896, in Vintondale, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, came to Somerset Borough in 1926 and . . . Map (db m220327) HM
92 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset, Somerset Township — The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway — "Father of the Interstate Highway System"
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance . . . Map (db m7239) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset, Somerset Township — Wind Power
Windmills on the horizon Wind is an abundant resource, which can be used to generate pollution-free electricity. On the distant horizon is the Somerset wind farm which is one of several wind farms of Pennsylvania. This wind farm has six . . . Map (db m116485) HM
94 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Springs — Baughman Rocks
Henry Baughman-an ill-tempered man-and his two sons, were searching the fields for lost cows. The father became angry with his youngest son, August, who was slowing the search. The father struck him with a stick, knocking him unconscious. Henry, . . . Map (db m192316) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Springs — Industry On Negro Mountain
Logging on a large scale began in 1879. The following firms have cut timber on Negro Mountain: Pinkerton; Markleton; J. R. Droney; McSpadden; Cook & Sechler; Cook & Duncan; Maust; Whites Creek and Muncy Lumber Cos. The last to shut down and . . . Map (db m192313) HM
96 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Springs — Tar Kiln
The last kiln on Negro Mountain was abandoned about 1835. Kilns were used to extract Pine Tar from Pitch Pine. Dished stones similar to the one found just off South Wolf Rock Road, were the bases of tar kilns. Pitchy sections of resinous pine, . . . Map (db m192314) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Springs — The Wild Child
In the late spring or early summer of 1830, a ten year old girl, Lydia Shultz, was living with her family on the slopes of Negro Mountain. Lydia was sent to the woods, as was the custom, to gather the cows. When she didn't return, neighbors . . . Map (db m192315) HM
98 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Springs — You are now standing more than fifty feet above the Highest Point
You are now standing more than fifty feet above the HIGHEST NATURAL POINT (3213 feet above sea level, asl) in PENNSYLVANIA The rock strewn plateau seen below has seen little habitation. Except for the passing of an occasional frontier hunter or . . . Map (db m192311) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Springs, Elk Lick Township — John Nelson Davis — 5 April 1835 - 28 February 1913
John Nelson Davis for whom Mt. Davis, Pa. is named was an early community leader in Southern Somerset County. He was a surveyor, school teacher, Superintendent of Schools for Elk Lick Township, Pa., and ordained minister, shook maker, farmer and . . . Map (db m8283) HM
100 Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Springs, Elk Lick Township — Mount Davis — A Geologic Feature
Mt. Davis 3213 feet above sea level is the highest point in Pennsylvania. The erosion - resistant sandstone at the surface belongs to the Pottsville group formed about 230 million years ago. These layers of sedimentary rock were pushed up as . . . Map (db m163668) HM

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