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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Sullivan 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> Sullivan County, PA (44) Bradford County, PA (139) Columbia County, PA (74) Luzerne County, PA (310) Lycoming County, PA (196) Wyoming County, PA (27)  SullivanCounty(44) Sullivan County (44)  BradfordCounty(139) Bradford County (139)  ColumbiaCounty(74) Columbia County (74)  LuzerneCounty(310) Luzerne County (310)  LycomingCounty(196) Lycoming County (196)  WyomingCounty(27) Wyoming County (27)
Laporte is the county seat for Sullivan County
Adjacent to Sullivan County, Pennsylvania
      Bradford County (139)  
      Columbia County (74)  
      Luzerne County (310)  
      Lycoming County (196)  
      Wyoming County (27)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Beech Glen — Wyalusing Path
An Indian path from Wyalusing on the North Branch of the Susquehanna, ran down Muncy Creek to the West Branch. Christian Indians, led by the Moravian Bishop Ettwien, came west over this path in 1772 to found a "City of Peace" on the Beaver River.Map (db m89969) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Colley — Colley Union Church
Upon this site in the year 1890 the Colley Union Church was erected. The Colley Union Church was founded on lands reserved for this purpose by the Annie Potter family, and it was officially deeded as a church property on January 10, . . . Map (db m139355) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Civil War Memorial1861 • 1865
Dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Services of Sullivan County who gave their services and lives to our country in the Civil WarMap (db m139267) WM
4 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Joseph and Mary Ann Litzelswope1789-1874 • 1787-1858
Pioneer Catholic SettlersMap (db m202977) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Korean War Memorial1950 • 1955
Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of the Armed Services of Sullivan County, who gave their services and lives to our country in the Korean WarMap (db m139271) WM
6 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — M. Eugene Deegan
. . . Map (db m139251) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Spanish American War Memorial1898 • 1898
Dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Services of Sullivan County who gave their services and lives to our country in the Spanish American WarMap (db m139309) WM
8 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Sullivan CountyExperience Northeastern Pennsylvania
[Left center photo caption reads] Baldwin House at the Sullivan County Historical Society Museums and Historical Sites A • The Sullivan County Historical Society's Museum 458 Meylert Street, Laporte, PA 18626 . . . Map (db m205464) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated To All Who Served [Armed Forces Emblems] [POW/MIA and First Responder Emblems]Map (db m139249) WM
10 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Veterans Memorial
Memorial to all those who have servedMap (db m139353) WM
11 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — Vietnam War Memorial1964 • 1975
Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of the Armed Services of Sullivan County, who gave their services and lives to our country in the Vietnam WarMap (db m139273) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Dushore — World War Memorial
Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of Sullivan County who gave their services and lives to our country in 1917 - The World War - 1918Map (db m139266) WM
13 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — Bell from the Eagles Mere School1904 - 1963
Donated by the Jackson W. T. Kennedy Family to show their love of Eagles MereMap (db m139009) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — Eagles Mere Chautauqua
Eagles Mere Chautauqua was founded by Benjamin Welch and his brother Reverend Joseph Welch. Opening ceremonies took place on August 4, 1896, with Penn. Governor General James Beaver as quest speaker. The original site of the bell was Forest Inn . . . Map (db m89972) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization
In the years after World War II, the decline of the resort hotels that had been the economic engines of Eagles Mere posed a serious threat to the community. New community organizations were formed to acquire the Country Club and Eagles . . . Map (db m139007) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — Hiram's Landing
Hiram Humphrey was the able skipper of the launch "The Hardly Able" between 1929 and 1986. His devotion to his boat, its passengers and especially the children won for him the love and respect of many generations of Eagles . . . Map (db m139244) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — Lewis Glass Works
George Lewis purchased 10,217 acres from Charles Wolstoncraft in 1794 for one dollar per acre. His dream of an ideal community built around a glass manufacturing business and away from the unhealthy atmosphere of the city became a . . . Map (db m139163) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — Seth Thomas Clock
. . . Map (db m139075) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — Site of the Original Toboggan Slide
Site of the original toboggan slide built in 1904 designed and engineered by Capt. E. S. Chase. Blocks of ice are measured, cut, and transported to the foot of Lake Ave. where construction begins. The slide, which is 1200 ft. long, is grooved to . . . Map (db m126500) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — The Allegheny Hotel
On this site stood The Allegheny Hotel Built in 1885 Owned and operated by generations of the Peale family Torn down 1978-1979Map (db m139085) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere — The Chaseway...
This nine-tenths of a mile pathway leads to the beach and Eagles Mere Park. The Chaseway honors Captain Embley Shafer Chase, general manager of the Eagles Mere Syndicate (1886 to 1919), and the originator of much that is Eagles . . . Map (db m139080) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Eagles Mere, Shrewsbury Township — Eagles Mere
Originally Lewis Lake, renamed from "Lake of the Eagles". Founded 1804Map (db m219823) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Forksville — 400 Acres: the Start of Forksville
"Thomas Huckell, brought his family to the Forks of Loyalsock Creek in 1797." "Huckell contracted with [Joseph] Priestly for four hundred acres of land lying on both sides of the Loyalsock [Creek] at the Forks. He lived only one . . . Map (db m139215) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Forksville — Christian & Dorothea Heess
The first settlers at ElkLake, Christian & Dorothea Heess, from Stut[t]gart, Germany built a cabin on this site in 1852Map (db m139237) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Forksville — Forksville Covered Bridge
This Burr Truss covered bridge was built by Sadler S. Rogers (1831-1913) of Hillsgrove in the 1850's. In 1890 there were a total of 30 covered bridges in Sullivan County, Pa. By 1954 only five remained. Today there are three: Forksville, . . . Map (db m139206) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Forksville — Harold "Red" Grange(1903 - 1991)
Legendary football player, nicknamed " The Galloping Ghost," born in Forksville. Member, College Football Hall of Fame . Career began at Wheaton (Ill.) High School; scored 75 touchdowns. Played 1923-25 for the University of Illinois; an All - . . . Map (db m90013) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Forksville — Lt John R. Winter and Lt William G. Winter
. . . Map (db m139233) WM
28 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Forksville — Old Woolen Factory
A short distance SE, along the Loyalsock, is the site of old factory established in 1810 by Samuel Rogers, Jr. During the War of 1812, it made kersey cloth for the army. Flood in 1816 stopped operation of the factory.Map (db m90014) HM WM
29 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — "Freight Gate"
This "freight gate” was originally on Court Street and was used similarly as an actual freight entrance for the Courthouse. Everything from paper supplies, garbage and prisoners passed thru this gate both ways. When the wrought iron fence . . . Map (db m202971) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — Burial Grounds
The Diocese has no records on the history of why the graves in this wooded lot were located away from the burial lot of the church. Perhaps the families were not Catholic, of unknown religious orientation, or were not baptized. . . . Map (db m139188) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — Celestia
Peter E. Armstrong founded a religious community here in 1850. He envisioned his followers as "wilderness exiles" in a "City of Heaven" on this mountaintop. In 1864 the land was deeded to Almighty God "and to His heirs in Jesus Messiah." Because of . . . Map (db m89975) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — Dr. Theodore Joseph Saul, Capt. M.C.1909 - 1978
He was born to heal the afflictions of all, and they grew to become his friends. He took the gifts that God gave him and utilized them to serve all. He was a husband and a father, and we will never regret sharing him with you. Our strength comes . . . Map (db m90009) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — Dye Kettle
from Rogers Woolen Mill Forksville PA 1810-1816 [and] 1826-1885Map (db m202968) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church was built in 1894 by Dushore contractors "Lawrence Brothers." The Church was dedicated to divine worship on July 4, 1895 and was part of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mildred from the time . . . Map (db m139174) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — St. Peter's Church Bench
This bench was in the original St. Peter's Church at Hugo's Corners in Elkland Township. The present church was built in 1955. For a number of years, the old church was used as a social hall but as needed upkeep/ repairs were required, it was . . . Map (db m202973) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — Sullivan County
Formed March 15, 1847 from Lycoming County. Named for State Senator Charles C. Sullivan, who was active in securing its creation. Laporte, the county seat, was incorporated 1853. County is home of Eagles Mere (long a noted resort) and Worlds End . . . Map (db m89986) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Laporte — Sullivan County Veterans MemorialIn Honor of Those Who Served — All Gave Some, Some Gave All —
In honor of all past, present and future veterans of Sullivan County, in grateful memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our country and to show appreciation to the common men and women who answer the call and rise to . . . Map (db m90010) WM
38 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Lopez — Lopez Centennial Park1876 • 1976
Dedicated 30 May 1976 in commemoration of our first centuryMap (db m139323) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Lopez — Veterans Memorial
In tribute to those gallant citizens of Sullivan County who so nobly defended our freedoms by their military endeavors throughout the history of our country ——————— Dedicated to the . . . Map (db m139318) WM
40 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Mildred — The Bell of Our First Church
Built in 1896, St. Francis of Assisi Church burned to the ground April 12, 1957, Friday before Holy Week. Fire broke out at 10:20 p.m., and the Rectory was also destroyed. Father Luke Hally kept the broken bell until he died in 1970. One . . . Map (db m139352) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Mildred — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served their country during the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I ——————— Dedicated to the Soldiers and . . . Map (db m139310) WM
42 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Muncy Valley — Hotel Eagles Mere
On this site stood the hotel Eagles Mere-built in 1879-known as Point Breeze Hotel from 1880-1887 when it was enlarged to house 250 guests by owner Ernest V. Ingram. Original section demolished in 1973, and remaining building moved opposite . . . Map (db m89971) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Muncy Valley — Merritt Field Airport
Begun, 1999-First Landing 2001-Named for Merritt J. Jenkins-Son of George Merritt Jenkins, builder. Dedicated to all the old planes still flying that this facility makers possible.Map (db m89973) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Ricketts — The Town of Ricketts 1890-191323 Years and Over 800 Residents
The town of Ricketts was a major lumber town named after civil war veteran and Gettysburg hero Colonel Robert Bruce Ricketts of Wilkes-Barre. After the war, Ricketts purchased 65,000 acres of virgin forest land in Sullivan, Wyoming and Luzerne . . . Map (db m202963) HM
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Apr. 19, 2024