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Historical Markers in Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Perry County, PA (52) Cumberland County, PA (356) Dauphin County, PA (291) Franklin County, PA (210) Juniata County, PA (15) Northumberland County, PA (86)  PerryCounty(52) Perry County (52)  CumberlandCounty(356) Cumberland County (356)  DauphinCounty(291) Dauphin County (291)  FranklinCounty(210) Franklin County (210)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  NorthumberlandCounty(86) Northumberland County (86)
New Bloomfield is the county seat for Perry County
Buffalo Township is in Perry County
      Perry County (52)  
ADJACENT TO PERRY COUNTY
      Cumberland County (356)  
      Dauphin County (291)  
      Franklin County (210)  
      Juniata County (15)  
      Northumberland County (86)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Perry County), Buffalo Township — Millersburg Ferry
The only surviving ferry service across the Susquehanna began as early as 1825. boats were poled by manpower until 1873, when the first paddlewheeler was acquired. In the 1920's, gasoline engine replaced steam power, and the paddlewheels were . . . Map (db m23375) HM
2Pennsylvania (Union County), Buffalo Township — Buffalo Church
Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed with first regular pastor 1787. Log church of about 1774 replaced by stone in 1816, by brick in 1846. It stands a mile to the north.Map (db m84437) HM
3Pennsylvania (Union County), Buffalo Township — 271 — Buffalo ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed with first regular pastor, 1787. Log church of about 1775 replaced by stone in 1816 and by brick in 1846.Map (db m122485) HM
4Pennsylvania (Union County), Buffalo Township — Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Organized 1773 First building erected 1775 Second building erected 1816 Present building erected 1846 Pastors 1773-1787 - Supplies 1787-1801 - Rev. Hugh Morrison 1801-1805 - Supplies 1805-1835 - Rev Chas. Hood 1835-1884 - Rev. Isaac Grier . . . Map (db m84440) HM
5Pennsylvania (Union County), Buffalo Township — Samuel Maclay
Member of Congress, 1794-97. U.S.Senator, 1802-09. Also member of the General Assembly, 1787-91; 1797-1802. Resident of Buffalo Valley after 1770 and died here in 1811. Buried in the nearby church cemetery.Map (db m84435) HM
6Pennsylvania (Washington County), Buffalo Township — “S” Bridge
This stone bridge was part of the National, or Cumberland Road. Originated in 1805, it was completed to Wheeling in 1818. Over it passed countless wagons and stages uniting the East and the growing West.Map (db m806) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Washington County), Buffalo Township — 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 m816) HM
8Pennsylvania (Washington County), Buffalo Township — Washington
Laid out in 1781 by John and William Hoge. Site of Indian Catfish Camp. Boro charter, 1810; city, 1823. National Road center and rich in historic buildings and associations. Named for George Washington.Map (db m815) HM
9Pennsylvania (Washington County), Buffalo Township — William Holmes McGuffey
Educator and author of the famed McGuffey Eclectic Readers for grade schools, was born five miles SW of here, Sept. 23, 1800. First published in 1836, the Readers sold 122 million copies during the next 85 years and were used in some 35 states. . . . Map (db m754) HM
10Pennsylvania (Washington County), Buffalo Township — Wolff’s Fort
A stockaded house built here about 1780 by Jacob Wolfe afforded a refuge for the settlers of this region. It was one of the most important forts in the area.Map (db m817) HM
 
 
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Sep. 28, 2022