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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Centre 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> Centre County, PA (177) Blair County, PA (99) Clearfield County, PA (65) Clinton County, PA (28) Huntingdon County, PA (83) Mifflin County, PA (44) Union County, PA (80)  CentreCounty(177) Centre County (177)  BlairCounty(99) Blair County (99)  ClearfieldCounty(65) Clearfield County (65)  ClintonCounty(28) Clinton County (28)  HuntingdonCounty(83) Huntingdon County (83)  MifflinCounty(44) Mifflin County (44)  UnionCounty(80) Union County (80)
Bellefonte is the county seat for Centre County
Bellefonte is in Centre County
      Centre County (177)  
      Blair County (99)  
      Clearfield County (65)  
      Clinton County (28)  
      Huntingdon County (83)  
      Mifflin County (44)  
      Union County (80)  
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1Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — 115 East High Street1876
Originally part of Woodring Block Now Attorneys' RowMap (db m176043) HM
2Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Andrew G. Curtin
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1861-67, was born on this site. He brought about the establishment of State Normal Schools; organized the famed Pennsylvania Reserve Corps; obtained funds for the erection of State Orphan Schools.Map (db m65581) HM
3Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Andrew Gregg Curtin1815 - 1894
. . . Map (db m134697) HM
4Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Anna Wagner Keichline(1889 - 1943)
First woman registered as an architect by the state (1920), this Bellefonte native, inventor, Cornell grad & women's suffrage advocate designed numerous buildings, including the Plaza Theatre here. She served as Special Agent, Army Intelligence, . . . Map (db m204704) HM
5Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Bellefonte
Laid out by James Dunlop and James Harris, 1795. Named by Talleyrand for "beautiful fountain". Early center of the iron industry. One-time home of five of Pennsylvania's governors.Map (db m19544) HM
6Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Bellefonte
Laid out by James Dunlop and James Harris, 1795. Named by Talleyrand for "beautiful fountain". Early center of the iron industry. One-time home of five of Pennsylvania's governors.Map (db m19674) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Bellefonte Air Mail Field
The initial stop on the first scheduled west-bound air mail flight was made here by Pilot Leon D. Smith on December 18, 1918. The site for the field was chosen by pioneer aviator Max Miller and was in regular use for air mail until 1925.Map (db m32177) HM
8Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Bellefonte Governors Memorial
To honor the seven governors who at one time lived, worked, and learned in Bellefonte. William Bigler 1813-1880 Gov. Pennsylvania 1852-1854. William F. Packer 1807-1870 Gov. Pennsylvania 1858-1860. John Bigler 1805-1856 . . . Map (db m76792) HM
9Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Bellefonte Governors MemorialBellefonte Bicentennial — 1795-1995 —
To honor the seven governors who at one time lived, worked, and learned in Bellefonte Andrew Gregg Curtin 1815 — 1894 Gov. Pennsylvania 1861 — 1866 James A. Beaver 1837 — 1914 Gov. Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m134705) HM
10Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Bellefonte, Centre County ~ Gateway to the Lumber Heritage RegionPennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region
Welcome to Bellefonte, the county seat of Centre County and one of the "Gateways" into the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania. The history of lumbering in Centre County can be divided into four phases. The earliest lumbering operations were . . . Map (db m134708) HM
11Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Benner-Walker-Linn House1810
Built by Gen. Philip Benner Ironmaster of Rock ForgeMap (db m190680) HM
12Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Brockerhoff House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1866Map (db m134696) HM
13Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Centre County
Formed on Feb. 13, 1800 from Huntingdon, Mifflin, Lycoming and Northumberland counties. Named for its location in the State, and home of The Pennsylvania State University. Five governors of Pennsylvania lived in Bellefonte, county seat laid out in . . . Map (db m190682) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Centre County Banking Co. Building
Centre County Banking Co. Building Built 1881-82 Attic story and turret added 1891 George W. Tate of Bellefonte, designerMap (db m135733) HM
15Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Centre County Courthouse
Original building erected - 1805. Columned porch added - 1835. Main building reconstructed - 1855. War monument erected - 1906. Rear addition erected - 1910. East edition erected - 1964. Courtyard renovated - 1971.Map (db m76785) HM
16Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Centre County Veterans Memorial
To Those Who Died To Keep The Nation Whole This Memorial Is Dedicated In Grateful Appreciation First Defenders—April 18, 1861, for 3 months. 2nd Reg't. PA. Vols.—April 20, for 3 months. Eagle Guards, Co. H. 4th PA. Three-Months . . . Map (db m134824) WM
17Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Dunlop Street1792 — Tara Mazurczyk —
In 1795, much of the land now called Bellefonte was nothing but wilderness. A young man by the name of John Dunlop came here and liked the iron ore in the ground. He went back to Chambersburg, PA, where he was from, and persuaded some of the . . . Map (db m134706) HM
18Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Edward Graham House
c. 1858 Birthplace of sculptor George Grey Bernard (1863-1938)Map (db m134700) HM
19Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Gateway & Destination LocationsPennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region
Welcome to the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, a celebration of our history, our people, and our forest. From the onset of early exploration and settlement, when the region was blanketed in virgin timber, to the days when streams and . . . Map (db m134712) HM
20Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — James A. "Billboard" Jackson(1878-1960)
A prominent African American journalist, as editor at Billboard magazine, Jackson promoted black theater during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. He later fostered African American business activities for the US Dept. of Commerce. He was born and raised . . . Map (db m91073) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — John Montgomery Ward(1860-1925)
Baseball pioneer, born in Bellefonte, grew up here. Played for Providence, N.Y. Giants, Brooklyn, 1878-94. Pitched professional baseball's 2nd perfect game, 1880. Formed first players' union, 1885, & Players' League, 1890. In Baseball Hall of Fame.Map (db m190674) HM
22Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Lucinda Hall1873-1963
Honored by the Veterans of Centre County as a true patriot. In sunshine or rain, cold or snow, Lucinda with her flags walked to this station from Bald Eagle Valley to salute the departure of thousands of Centre Countians as they boarded the “New . . . Map (db m190683) WM
23Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Pennsylvania Match Factory
One of the nation's leading producers of wooden matches during the first half of the 20th century; founded 1899 by Bellefonte entrepreneurs. The factory buildings opened in 1900, using the vast resources of the surrounding lumber region. By World . . . Map (db m19588) HM
24Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Petrikin Hall1901
Built by the Women's Christian Temperance Union Robert Cole of Bellefonte, designerMap (db m190684) HM
25Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Reynolds Mansion
Reynolds Mansion 1885 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m134702) HM
26Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Reynolds-Lane-Hastings Mansion
Reynolds-Lane-Hastings Mansion c. 1867 / restyled c. 1890 Home of Daniel H. Hastings Governor of PA 1895-1899Map (db m135732) HM
27Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Robert L. Dartt HouseBuilt 1879
Prominent Bellefonte physician from 1875-1895Map (db m190679) HM
28Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — The Cadillac Building
The Cadillac Building was built in 1916 as a car dealership. The building contained a first floor showroom, a second floor auto repair shop and a third floor office and living space. It was designed by Bellefonte architect Anna Keichline when she . . . Map (db m134695) HM
29Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — The Mills Brothers
Grandfather, William H. Mills, a local Jubilee Singer, had a barber shop here, 1871-1931. Father, John H., went to Ohio. Four sons, born there, formed first vocal group to overcome racial barriers, gaining a mass audience. Father was its bass, . . . Map (db m19585) HM
30Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — To All Who Served
We are free because they servedMap (db m134698) WM
31Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — U.S. Airmail PioneersDedicated to — 1918-1927 —
During the first decade of transcontinental airmail, pilots flew over the Alleghenies with a fueling stop in Bellefonte. Unpredictable weather and changing winds cost the lives of 34 valiant young pilots in this most dangerous leg . . . Map (db m144734) HM
32Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Union Cemetery
First burial here as early as 1808. Cemetery chartered in 1856. Here lie three Governors of Pennsylvania and their wives - Andrew Gregg Curtin (1815-1894), who served 1861-67, and Katharine Wilson Curtin (1821-1903); James Addams Beaver . . . Map (db m19586) HM
33Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Veterans' Bridge
Dedicated July 3, 2015 Honoring all who serve To defend and protect Our rights and freedomsMap (db m134704) WM
34Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — W. F. Reynolds and Co. BankBuilt 1887
C. S. Wetzel of Danville, PA, architectMap (db m176118) HM
35Pennsylvania, Centre County, Bellefonte — Woodring's Floral Gardens
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1869Map (db m134694) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023