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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Susquehanna 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> Susquehanna County, PA (47) Bradford County, PA (139) Lackawanna County, PA (331) Wayne County, PA (92) Wyoming County, PA (27) Broome County, NY (101) Tioga County, NY (54)  SusquehannaCounty(47) Susquehanna County (47)  BradfordCounty(139) Bradford County (139)  LackawannaCounty(331) Lackawanna County (331)  WayneCounty(92) Wayne County (92)  WyomingCounty(27) Wyoming County (27)  BroomeCountyNew York(101) Broome County (101)  TiogaCounty(54) Tioga County (54)
Montrose is the county seat for Susquehanna County
Adjacent to Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
      Bradford County (139)  
      Lackawanna County (331)  
      Wayne County (92)  
      Wyoming County (27)  
      Broome County, New York (101)  
      Tioga County, New York (54)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Forest City — Forest City
So named being settled in heavy forests. Founded 1864Map (db m122213) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Forest City — Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners MemorialForest City, Pa.
You gave us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses Some settled in what the world recognized as the Hard Coal Region In memory of: Those who built our small towns labored and died in the mining industry to provide for a better . . . Map (db m104304) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Forest City — Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel(1882-1936)
Entertainment pioneer who operated the Family Theater on Main St. in 1908-11. Here he introduced innovations such as perfuming audiences and daylight films. He took his ideas to New York City, opening the Roxy Theater and bringing the Rockettes to . . . Map (db m89345) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Forest City — War Memorial
Dedicated by Post No. 524 American Legion Forest City, Pa. in memory of their comrades of Forest City and vicinity who offered their lives in defense of humanity in the World War 1914 - 1918 . . . Map (db m104303) WM
5 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Great Bend — "Lokies" boost coal production ...
Made in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, this battery powered locomotive or "lokie," hauled cars full of anthracite coal from the mine's depths to the surface for processing in the coal breaker. "Lokies," replaced mules in the transportation of coal out of . . . Map (db m35558) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Great Bend — Citizen Soldiers from Bravo Company, First Battalion, One Hundred and Ninth Mechanized Infantry
This memorial is dedicated in memory of the Citizen Soldiers from Bravo Company First Battalion One Hundred and Ninth Mechanized Infantry while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their sacrifice is the greatest reflection upon . . . Map (db m124398) WM
7 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Great Bend — Joseph Smith
Founder of Mormonism, once lived a few miles east of here prior to 1830. Much of the translation of the "Golden Plates" for the Book of Mormon is said to have been done there. Site now owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints.Map (db m89350) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Great Bend — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of The United StatesMap (db m89349) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Great Bend — War Memorial
In memory of the men and women from Pennsylvania Air Force-Army-Coast Guard Marines-Navy from all wars who sacrificed all to keep us freeMap (db m124405) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Harford — Civil War Memorial
Members of Harvey S. Rice Post No. 620 G.A.R. Dept. of Pa. Capt. A. T. Sweet, W. S. Withers A. T. Brundage, T. M. Maynard G. L. Payne. No. 2. H. Blanding E. Flint, E. G. Peck, S. B. York G. S. Doloway, C. A. Stearns U. Sloan, . . . Map (db m103848) WM
11 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Harford — Galusha Grow
Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862. Speaker of the House 1861-63. Returned to Congress 1893-1903. Educated at Franklin Academy, Harford, and buried in this cemetery.Map (db m103769) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Harford — Harford, Penna.
. . . Map (db m103845) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Harford — Original Congregational Bell
Installed in 1836 Removed in 1941 and replaced by Methodist Bell of 1878 Placed here in 1978 Bell donated by Dr. Ray A. Barnard Mounting in memory of Devere B. DeckerMap (db m103739) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Harford — Soldiers Orphan School
In commemoration of the deeds of valor of her native sons in the War of the Rebellion, the State of Pennsylvania maintained the Harford Soldiers Orphan School on these grounds from 1865 to 1901 for the education of their children. . . . Map (db m103858) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Kingsley — Galusha Grow
Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862, lived at nearby Glenwood. Speaker of the House, 1861-63, and member of Congress, 1893-1903. Died in 1907; buried in Harford Cemetery a few miles from here.Map (db m89347) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Lanesboro — Site of St. John's Church and Cemetery
Site of the original St. John's Church and cemetery constructed in 1847 by Father John Vincent O'Reilly to serve the Erie Railroad Workers building the Star[r]ucca viaduct. In 1853 the parish moved to Susquehanna as the workers followed the Erie . . . Map (db m104392) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Lanesboro — Starrucca Viaduct
Built in 1847-48 by the Erie Railroad, it is the oldest stone railroad bridge in the State in use today. Viaduct is 1040 feet long, 100 feet high and 25 feet wide at the top.Map (db m52942) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Lanesboro — Starrucca Viaduct - The Bridge of Stone
[Marker Panel 1] Starrucca Viaduct Constructed 1847-1848 Elevation - 1000 feet above sea level Length - 1040 feet Height - 100 feet Width of Deck - 26 feet Number of Arches - 17 Depth of Pier Footings - 6 to 9 feet . . . Map (db m104387) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Lenox — Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars who gave us so much and asked for nothing, who when it was their turn to fight, went without question. Who sacrificed for our freedom, even to the ultimate sacrifice - death. . . . Map (db m165765) WM
20 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Citizen Soldiers of Susquehanna County, who gave their lives for the preservation of the Union, in the War of 1861, 65. Give Then The Dead Their Due The Union must and shall be preserved. [Honor Roll . . . Map (db m103886) WM
21 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — Homestead Bill of 1862
This boulder from the farm of Hon. Galusha A. Grow Glenwood Pennsylvania commemorates his Homestead Bill of 1862. The near-by elm grew on the first homestead taken under this act. It was brought here by the first homesteader . . . Map (db m103878) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — Mary Borthwick
This tree honors the selfless devotion of Susquehanna County's first public health nurse Mary Borthwick 1918 - 1976Map (db m103880) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — Susquehanna County
. . . Map (db m103875) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — Susquehanna CountyExperience Northeastern Pennsylvania
[Informational text not transcribed. Historical information excerpts from the marker follow] Museums & Historical Sites B • Susquehanna County Historical Society & Museum Located in the 1907 building that once was shared with the . . . Map (db m167985) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — Susquehanna County Courthouse, First Jail, and Second JailThe National Register of Historic Places
In 1812 Post and Bartlet Hinds deeded to this county ten acres for public buildings. In 1996 this site and everything within was placed on the register through the efforts of the Society for the Preservation of Montrose. Of note are the . . . Map (db m103879) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — Sylvanus Mulford House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ——————— This structure has been recorded by the Historic . . . Map (db m103864) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — War for the Preservation of the UnionCivil War Memorial
. . . Map (db m103885) WM
28 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Montrose — War Memorial
In grateful recognition to those who served our country for the cause of peace in World War I "The Legitimate object of war is a more Perfect Peace...." W. T. Sherman . . . Map (db m103883) WM
29 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, New Milford — Cpl. Lee Leroy Canfield1932 - 1950
Killed in Action - Korea Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his countryMap (db m167957) WM
30 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, New Milford — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who have served in the United States Armed ForcesMap (db m167955) WM
31 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, New Milford — World War Memorial1914 • 1918
Dedicated to those of New Milford, Pa., who offered their lives in humanity's defense in the War of the Nations and in memory of those who gave their last full measure of devotion Overseas Service Herbert L. Summers • John F. Fernan . . . Map (db m167958) WM
32 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Oakland — “Go, and Be Baptized”Joseph Smith Property
On May 15, 1829, an angel appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the woods near the Smith home. He “said that his name was John, the same who is called John the Baptist in the New Testament.” He conferred the Aaronic Priesthood . . . Map (db m89360) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Oakland — Joseph Smith
The founder of Mormonism lived in this vicinity about 1825-29. His infant son is buried in this cemetery. Much of the translation of the Golden Plates for the Book of Mormon was done at a house nearby.Map (db m47589) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Springville — Jonathan Jasper Wright (1840-1885)
Jurist, educator, politician. The son of runaway slaves, Wright became the first black lawyer in Pennsylvania. He supported Frederick Douglass in advocating suffrage and legal equality for blacks. During Reconstruction in 1870, he was appointed . . . Map (db m46559) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Agriculture
Farms sprung up all over the area, providing goods and services to the locals. Milk was shipped to the cities on ice-packed rail cars, numerous tanneries throughout the area using animal hides.Map (db m165842) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Bluestone Mining
New construction of the Starrucca Viaduct was completed entirely with Pennsylvania Bluestone. Numerous quarries in the surrounding hillside were utilized. Furthest one was at Stevens Point Pa. Stone was brought to a Lanesboro staging area . . . Map (db m165841) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Commemorating 300th Birthday of Pennsylvania
Tree planted May 1, 1982Map (db m165795) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Community Veteran's Service Board
[Veterans Honor Roll] WWI • WWII • Korea • Vietnam [others blurry in photo]Map (db m165794) WM
39 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Railroad
Susquehanna became an important hub for the Erie Railroad to connect to the Great Lakes and with the discovery of coal in Forest City, Pa/Carbondale area, it became more important. Starrucca Viaduct completion date was 1848, with 800 men . . . Map (db m165850) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Saint John the Evangelist Catholic ChurchEstablished - 1847
First Church, Lanesboro - 1847 Second Church, Susquehanna - 1853 Present Church - 1876 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...and the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us..." . . . Map (db m165766) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Susquehannock People
These Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans established their towns along branches of the Susquehanna River that facilitated travel, trade, fish and water. The Susquehannock's [sic] lived in fortified cities composed of 60-80 foot-long . . . Map (db m165847) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — Veterans Memorial
In Their Memory All who have honorably served and are now serving to protect our freedomMap (db m165796) WM
43 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — War Memorial
In memory of our departed comrades of all warsMap (db m165845) WM
44 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna — War Memorial"Lest We Forget."
Commemorating the services of those men of Susquehanna, Oakland and Lanesboro, who served in the: Civil War 1861 - 1865, Spanish-American War 1898 - 1902, World War 1914 - 1918, and to those who made the Supreme . . . Map (db m165874) WM
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45 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna Depot — Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin(1810-1892)
The first American-born African American Catholic nun in the nation and charter member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of religious women of color in the world. In 1845 she helped found the Sisters, Servants of the . . . Map (db m89363) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Susquehanna Depot — The Susquehanna RiverJoseph Smith Property
Cutting through this valley is the Great Bend of the Susquehanna River, one of the oldest rivers in the world. In the early 19th century, river boatmen navigated vessels laden with lumber and other goods to urban markets, such as Philadelphia. . . . Map (db m128971) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Union Dale — Stillwater LakeSafe lives. Strong dams.
Why Build a Dam? The Lackawanna Valley has had its share of floods. Anyone who lived here in the 1950s can tell you about Hurricane Diane. It destroyed entire neighborhoods. Congress authorized construction of Stillwater Lake, a U.S. Army . . . Map (db m122212) HM
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Dec. 2, 2023