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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Columbia 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 Columbia County, PA (64) Luzerne County, PA (221) Lycoming County, PA (143) Montour County, PA (21) Northumberland County, PA (77) Schuylkill County, PA (54) Sullivan County, PA (37)  ColumbiaCounty(64) Columbia County (64)  LuzerneCounty(221) Luzerne County (221)  LycomingCounty(143) Lycoming County (143)  MontourCounty(21) Montour County (21)  NorthumberlandCounty(77) Northumberland County (77)  SchuylkillCounty(54) Schuylkill County (54)  SullivanCounty(37) Sullivan County (37)
Franklin is in Columbia County
    Columbia County (64)
    Luzerne County (221)
    Lycoming County (143)
    Montour County (21)
    Northumberland County (77)
    Schuylkill County (54)
    Sullivan County (37)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Grand Carousel
Grand Carousel Hand carved in 1913 by master carver Charles Carmel. This carousel was purchased by Knoebels in 1941 and moved here from Rahway, N.J. Its 63 horses and 3 chariots make it one of the largest remaining carousels in the country. . . . Map (db m122648) HM
2Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Grand Carousel
[plaque]Grand Carousel Purchased: 1941. Opened: 1942 Previous Location: Riverside Park, Rahway, NJ This large 4 abreast carousel was built by George Kremer in 1913 using a Looff platform and horses carved by Charles Carmel. It features 63 . . . Map (db m122649) HM
3Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole A natural swimming hole on Roaring Creek attracted the first visitors to Knoebels farm. Admission: With bath house 10˘ Visitors Horse Fed & Stabled 25˘Map (db m122641) HM
4Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — The Newest Old Covered Bridge
The newest Old Covered Bridge in the world, built 1975. "The Park's Beginning" was 100 feet upstream where the original Knoebels Groves Covered Bridge and old swimming hole were located. That bridge was replaced by the modern highway bridge in 1940.Map (db m122643) HM
5Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont(1825 - 1874)
Brig. Gen. McCalmont was a Franklin attorney whose law office was at this location. He was the Assistant Attorney General under President James Buchanan, serving from 1858 through 1861. In 1862, as a Captain in the Union Army, he . . . Map (db m138137) HM
6Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Fort Franklin
Site just west of here. Built in 1787 by United States troops under Captain Heart. First American fort in the region and base for protecting northwestern Pennsylvania's early settlements.Map (db m42933) HM
7Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Fort Machault
Built by the French in 1756 to guard the route to the Ohio; it was evacuated and burned by them after the siege and fall of Fort Niagara in 1759. Site of fort is one block south.Map (db m42936) HM
8Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Fort Venango
To assert control over the area, Fort Venango was built near this point by the British in 1760. The fort was attacked and destroyed by Indians in 1763 during Pontiac's uprising.Map (db m42938) HM
9Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Franklin
A frontier settlement, originally called Venango, was an established community and county seat when the oil boom hit. The town grew and prospered with the influx of speculators and businesses, becoming a center of refining activity in the rapidly . . . Map (db m69044) HM
10Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Galena-Signal Oil Company
Founded 1865. Under the leadership of Charles Miller and Joseph Sibley, it produced high-quality lubricants used by most United States railroads. Purchased 1878 by John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil, which used Galena-Signal products to gain . . . Map (db m42939) HM
11Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — George Bissell(1821-1884)
An attorney and oil industry pioneer, in 1854 with J.G. Eveleth, he purchased the Hibbard Farm, future site of Drake Well. Later that year, they organized Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, America's first oil corporation. Bissell, with partners, also . . . Map (db m42940) HM
12Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Johnny Appleseed
John Chapman, an actual person as well as a folk hero, lived nearby along French Creek between 1797 and 1804. Records indicate he had a nursery there and one near Warren, Pennsylvania, before moving on to Ohio. Born 1774 in Massachusetts, he died in . . . Map (db m42934) HM
13Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Major General Jesse L. Reno(1823-1862)
Jesse Reno's boyhood home was here where his father, Lewis, operated a hotel. He left in 1842 to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1846 as a Second Lieutanant in the Ordnance Corps. After distinguishing himself in the . . . Map (db m74627) HM
14Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Old Garrison
Built in 1796 to replace Fort Franklin. Commanded both French Creek and the Allegheny River. Occupied until 1799 by United States troops. Was later the first jail of Venango County. The site at the foot of Tenth Street is now under water.Map (db m42941) HM
15Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Samuel C.T. Dodd(1836-1907)
General solicitor of Standard Oil, 1881-1905, and author of the Standard Oil Trust Agreement (1882). The agreement led to the company’s dominance of the industry and served as a model for other trusts. A Franklin native, his early law office was . . . Map (db m42942) HM
16Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Venango County
Formed March 12, 1800 out of Allegheny and Lycoming counties. The name (an Indian term) refers to French Creek. Franklin, county seat, was laid out in 1795. It became a city in 1868, as did Oil City in 1871. At Drake Well the oil industry was born, . . . Map (db m42943) HM
17Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Venango County Civil War Monument
This Civil War Monument commemorates 400 Venango County soldiers who died during the war. These soldiers fought in many battles including Lookout Mountain, Bull Run, Yorktown, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Antietam. . . . Map (db m138134) HM WM
18Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Venango County Courthouse1868
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m138117) HM
19Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Venango County Vietnam Veterans Honor RollAll Gave Some - Some Gave All — "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another." —
In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause-freedom and honor-and came back as men with . . . Map (db m138173) WM
20Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — World War I Memorial
In Honor of World War I Veterans [Photo of troop ship] In Memory [Photo of troops in battle] In Remembrance [Photo of troops entering "No Man's Land"] Presented by the Venango County Historical Society . . . Map (db m138115) WM
21Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — World War I Veterans Memorial1917 • 1918
☆ Died in Service Raymond Alanzo • Sterling L. Alexander • Leon G. Allen Earl Ames • Harold P. Anderson • William Angove George Clair Armitage • Angus G. Armstrong • Ralph F. Banbury Keey David Barcroft • William F. . . . Map (db m138133) WM
 
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