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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clearfield, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Clearfield 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 Clearfield County, PA (65) Blair County, PA (91) Cambria County, PA (77) Cameron County, PA (9) Centre County, PA (167) Clinton County, PA (18) Elk County, PA (6) Indiana County, PA (28) Jefferson County, PA (13)  ClearfieldCounty(65) Clearfield County (65)  BlairCounty(91) Blair County (91)  CambriaCounty(77) Cambria County (77)  CameronCounty(9) Cameron County (9)  CentreCounty(167) Centre County (167)  ClintonCounty(18) Clinton County (18)  ElkCounty(6) Elk County (6)  IndianaCounty(28) Indiana County (28)  JeffersonCounty(13) Jefferson County (13)
Location of Clearfield, Pennsylvania
    Clearfield County (65)
    Blair County (91)
    Cambria County (77)
    Cameron County (9)
    Centre County (167)
    Clinton County (18)
    Elk County (6)
    Indiana County (28)
    Jefferson County (13)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Bigler House
This property was deeded in 1825 by Abraham Witmer to A.B. Reed, a descendent of an early Clearfield settler, making it one of the county's earliest recorded property transactions. According to an early map of the borough, the lot was owned by . . . Map (db m65558) HM
2Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Chinklacamoose
Name of the Indian village located here, and visited by C.F. Post while traveling to an Indian council at Kuskuski in 1758. The later Clearfield is said to get its name from clearings made by grazing bison along nearby creeks.Map (db m77501) HM
3Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Civil War Resistance
Recruitment officer Col. Cyrus Butler was shot and killed by local draft resister Joseph Lounsberry in October 1864 just west of this location. Afterwards, the government sent troops to the county and arrested over 150 men. This included the Bloody . . . Map (db m106580) HM
4Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Clearfield County
Formed March 26, 1804 out of Huntingdon and Lycoming counties. Clear fields, found by early travelers, gave rise to the name. County was important for logging and rafting on the West Branch, 1850-1901. The county seat, Clearfield, was incorporated . . . Map (db m65560) HM
5Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Clearfield County Courthouse
Clearfield County, formed March 26, 1804, was named for the clear fields found by early travelers. The first courthouse, in use for 46 years, was built circa 1814. The cornerstone for the second present courthouse was laid June 04, 1860, and . . . Map (db m65559) HM
6Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Clearfield County's First Jail
The first county jail, c1820-1841 was a log structure, one of the oldest buildings in town. The jail is contained in the dwelling at 105 S. Second St. The second jail, 1841-1872, was a stone structure built on Market St., directly behind the . . . Map (db m65561) HM
7Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Daniel Ogden(1734-1819)
A Revolutionary War Lieutenant from New York State, Daniel Ogden came to the Indian village of Chinklacamoose and its clear fields in 1797. He made friends with the Indians who helped him build a house near where Ogden Avenue now intersects Second . . . Map (db m106599) HM
8Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Dimeling Bridge
An Indian path, the 1796 State Road and the Erie Pike crossed Clearfield Creek here. Nearby, Ardery's Sawmill and Elder's Woolen Mill were among the first in the county. In 1857, armed rafters drove floaters of logs from the creek. Rafting continued . . . Map (db m106600) HM
9Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Dimeling HotelBuilt 1904
Property placed on National Register of Historic Places Dept. of Interior Marked by Clearfield Heritage Foundation 1987Map (db m162090) HM
10Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — French and Indian War Expedition
In 1756 a British exploratory force led by Captain John Hambright ventured up the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to Chinkalamoose near this site. They were on a mission to search for French forces and their Indian allies who were raiding . . . Map (db m106624) HM
11Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Hillcrest Cemetery
Founded in 1881 it is the burial place of Gov. William Bigler, banker Ai F. Boynton, Dr. Dorothea McClure Gilmore, State Treasurer F.G. Harris, Hon. James Kerr, first county resident elected judge David Krebs, last WWI vet Alfred Livergood, Alfred . . . Map (db m106661) HM
12Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Indian Mill
Native Americans grew corn (maize) for a food source. Planted in hills, not rows, the cobs were square, not rounded. They had two rows of corn on each flat surface. Planted when the dogwood bloomed they dropped a fish in each hole with four . . . Map (db m116903) HM
13Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Kurtz Bros.
In 1894, Chas. T. Kurtz (1874-1956) started Kurtz Bros. He bought this site, the former Clearfield Fire Brick Co., in 1910 for his school supply and printing business. Headquartered in Clearfield, the company greatly expanded and has operated more . . . Map (db m122451) HM
14Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Kurtz Bros. Building
This site and the adjacent building was the first permanent location of Kurtz Bros. and Kurtz Stationery Store, founded in 1894 by Chas. T. Kurtz. The building was designed in 1901 by Washington, D.C. Architect Louis Frederick Stutz.Map (db m65565) HM
15Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Kurtz Field
Clearfield Little League Baseball was chartered and first played on this field in 1949. On December 3, 1952, Chas. T. Kurtz, Kurtz Bros. and the Kurtz family gave this field to the Clearfield Little League Baseball Association for a permanent home . . . Map (db m106664) HM
16Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Murray House
The adjacent house, built in 1880, was the home of Thomas H. Murray (1845-1916) and his wife Jennie Reighard (1847-1907). Mr. Murray was a well known lawyer, public speaker and churchman who did much to establish land and title work throughout . . . Map (db m65566) HM
17Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Presbyterian Church
This is the site of the first wooden Presbyterian Church in Clearfield, built in 1841 during the pastorate of Rev. Frederick Gregory Betts. Rev. Betts was a noted "circuit riding" preacher who traveled the country and was well known in central . . . Map (db m65569) HM
18Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Senator William I. Betts
Former site of the home of Senator Betts (1870-1946) and his wife, Isabella Holt Murray, (1875-1939). Senator Betts served in the State Senate from 1923-1926. He and his father, William W. Betts, were one of the first fathers and sons from the same . . . Map (db m65570) HM
19Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Senator William W. Betts
This site was the home of Senator Betts (1838-1896) and his wife Margaret Irvin, (1839-1910) of Curwensville. Senator Betts was the son of Rev. Frederick Gregory Betts. He and his son, William Irvin Betts, were one of the first fathers and sons from . . . Map (db m65571) HM
20Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — The "Public Spirit"
A daily and weekly newspaper was published on this site. Serving Clearfield County 1890-1921 Matthew Savage Editor-Publisher Published “Not for the present generation, but for the unborn who may read this” Dedicated . . . Map (db m162103) HM
21Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Trout Stocking
1968 - the Old Town Sportsman Association started trout stocking 1975 - the Old Town Sportsman Association started its annual fishing derby 1999 - the PA Fish and Boat Commission started stocking trout as part of its annual stocking program . . . Map (db m107915) HM
22Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — William Bigler(1840-1880)
State Senator, 1841-1847; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1852-1855; and U.S. Senator, 1856-1861. Opposed slavery; favored a Southern compromise to avoid the Civil War. His brother, John, was elected Governor of California, 1852. Resided here.Map (db m65575) HM
23Pennsylvania (Clearfield County), Clearfield — Zenas Leonard(1809-1857)
Clearfield native and fur trader, Leonard was second in command of the Joseph Reddeford Walker Expedition from 1831-1834 to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Leonard served as the expedition''s clerk and . . . Map (db m65576) HM
 
Apr. 23, 2021