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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Wayne 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> Wayne County, PA (86) Lackawanna County, PA (320) Monroe County, PA (92) Pike County, PA (109) Susquehanna County, PA (47) Broome County, NY (95) Delaware County, NY (82) Sullivan County, NY (150)  WayneCounty(86) Wayne County (86)  LackawannaCounty(320) Lackawanna County (320)  MonroeCounty(92) Monroe County (92)  PikeCounty(109) Pike County (109)  SusquehannaCounty(47) Susquehanna County (47)  BroomeCountyNew York(95) Broome County (95)  DelawareCounty(82) Delaware County (82)  SullivanCounty(150) Sullivan County (150)
Honesdale is the county seat for Wayne County
Honesdale is in Wayne County
      Wayne County (86)  
      Lackawanna County (320)  
      Monroe County (92)  
      Pike County (109)  
      Susquehanna County (47)  
      Broome County, New York (95)  
      Delaware County, New York (82)  
      Sullivan County, New York (150)  
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1Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — "Winter Wonderland"
Lyricist Richard "Dick" Smith (1901-1935) wrote the song "Winter Wonderland" in 1934 while being treated for tuberculosis in Scranton. Recorded by dozens of popular singers, it became one of the most memorable and beloved songs of the holiday . . . Map (db m189204) HM
2Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 1829 Stourbridge Lion
Honesdale-Birthplace of America's Commercial RailroadMap (db m89391) HM
3Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 9/11 Memorial — Lest We Ever Forget — World Trade Center Towers, The Pentagon, Shanksville PA —
On a clear day, September 11, 2001 America suffered surprise attacks by foreign terrorists upon her homeland. At the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington, and finally in a field near a village named Shanksville in . . . Map (db m101307) HM WM
4Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Birth Place of Richard "Dick" Smith — P. P. Brown House — Wayne County PA Heritage Site —
Composer of the Christmas Song "Winter Wonderland" —————————— Official Honesdale Historic Site #21 Recognized by Resolution of the Honesdale Borough Council, July 13, 1981. This plaque presented in appreciaton of the role this . . . Map (db m157582) HM
5Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Christy Mathewson — To The Memory Of
. . . Map (db m116007) HM
6Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Delaware & Hudson Canal
Terminus of the waterway uniting the Hudson and Delaware rivers. Built in 1825-28. A gravity railroad feeder reached to Carbondale. For 70 years the anthracite trade outlet for the region.Map (db m89443) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad Coal Wagon
This coal wagon is a full sized replica of the wagon used on the D&H Gravity Railroad to transport anthracite coal from Carbondale to Honesdale from 1828 until 1898. The loaded wagons traveled a distance of 15.5 miles. The empty wagons travelled a . . . Map (db m101629) HM
8Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 17 — F. M. Crane House
. . . Map (db m101564) HM
9Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 4 — First Baptist Church
. . . Map (db m101329) HM
10Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Former Site of the Lincoln Elementary School — 1926 - 1996
[Title is text]Map (db m116006) HM
11Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — General Lyman L. Lemnitzer — 1899 - 1988
Cadet, USMA West Point, 1918-1920 CG 34th Anti-Aircraft Bde, 1942-1943 Deputy Chief of Staff, 15th Allied Army, 1943-1944 Commander in Chief United Nations and Far East Commands, 1955-1957 Chairman Joint [sic] Chiefs, 1960-1962 Supreme . . . Map (db m163630) HM WM
12Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Gibbons Memorial Park
Presented in the Year of 1955 to the People of Honesdale by Frances Haag Gibbons in memory of her husband Austin Flint Gibbons and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. GibbonsMap (db m127209) HM
13Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 12 — Grace Episcopal Church
. . . Map (db m101327) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Heroes of 1776-Residents of Wayne County
Wayne Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicates this monument to the memory of the heroes of 1776, Residents of Wayne County. Deliverance Adams, John Ainsley, Joseph Ainsley, John Andrews, Jonathan Arnold, Sarah Benjamin, Stephen . . . Map (db m89390) WM
15Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Historic Honesdale
D&H Canal Company Incorporated 1823 —————— The Stourbridge Lion Trial Run August 1829 Eight . . . Map (db m157571) HM
16Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Honesdale
Named for Philip Hone, noted New York merchant-diarist, who pioneered in developing transportation and anthracite resources of the region. Laid out 1827 as head of D&H Canal. County seat since 1841.Map (db m89385) HM
17Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Jennie Brownscombe Birthplace — 1850 - 1936
Painter famous for "First Thanksgiving" Member, Wayne Chapter, DARMap (db m127218) HM
18Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Lackawaxen River
The Lackawaxen River is a 31.3-mile-long tributary of the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawaxen is a Native American name. In Lenape it means "swift waters." The Lenape inhabited eastern PA, New Jersey, Delaware, and . . . Map (db m153010) HM
19Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Lackawaxen River
The Lackawaxen River is a 31.3-mile-long tributary of the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawaxen is a Native American name. In Lenape it means "swift waters." The Lenape inhabited eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, . . . Map (db m163628) HM
20Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Lincoln Nomination
In May, 1859, Horace Greeley met with notable political leaders to create a boom to nominate Abraham Lincoln for President. The events that ensued at the Republican National Convention in Chicago paralleled the strategy planned at the parley held in . . . Map (db m89442) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Rev. James Maloney and Early Settlers of Saint John's Church
. . . Map (db m163633) HM
22Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Ruth McGinnis — (1911-1974)
Women's Pocket Billiard Champion of the World (1932-40), the best US woman player for over 30 years, and inductee in Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Defeated Babe Didrikson Zaharias and toured with Willie Mosconi. She got her start at . . . Map (db m104076) HM
23Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Cemetery Children's Memorial
. . . Map (db m128842) HM
24Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Saint Padre Pio
Born in Pietrelcina.............. May 25, 1887 Called to Heaven............September 23, 1968 Canonized by Pope John Paul II...June 16, 2002 Prayer for St. Padre Pio's Intercession O Lord our God, You gave St. Padre Pio the great privilege . . . Map (db m157577) HM
25Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 18 — Senator Kingsbury House
. . . Map (db m101565) HM
26Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Site of Original St. John the Evangelist Church and Cemetery
St. John the Evangelist Parish Site of the Original Church 1842 and Parish Cemetery (1842-1869) May they Rest in Peace, AmenMap (db m163631) HM
27Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Snubbing Post
from Hintze Lock Delaware and Hudson Canal The speed of a boat entering the lock was controlled by giving a line a turn around this postMap (db m101333) HM
28Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Stourbridge Lion
A replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion, first locomotive run on rails in the U.S., 1829, is housed here. Beside it is the Eclipse, original passenger coach on the D & H Gravity Railroad.Map (db m89386) HM
29Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Stourbridge Lion
Here began the trial run of the first locomotive operated by steam on rails in the U.S., Aug. 8, 1829. The Lion was English-built for use on levels of the Gravity Railroad. It was piloted by Horatio Allen.Map (db m89388) HM
30Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — The Stourbridge Lion
Near this site on August 8th 1829 The Stourbridge Lion the first locomotive to run on rails in America made its trial trip on the railroad of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company with Horatio Allen as engineer To . . . Map (db m101332) HM
31Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — The Tallman Bridge — Duty • Honor • Country
Dedicated 2011 in memory of Brigadier General Richard J. Tallman Born in Honesdale 1925 Killed in Action, Vietnam 1972 [Combat Infantry Badge, Third Award] Graduate of Honesdale HS and the US Military Academy he led infantry soldiers in . . . Map (db m101331) HM WM
32Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Veterans Memorial — Memorial Day — May 25, 2020 —
On the occasion of its centennial, Wayne Memorial Hospital is rededicated to all who served their country in the United States Armed Forces. The foundation of this hospital was built upon the commitment of these veterans to freedom and . . . Map (db m157634) WM
33Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — War Memorial
For those who have given the supreme sacrifice in defense of our country World War I • World War II Korea • Viet Nam MIA POWMap (db m101312) WM
34Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Washington Irving and the "Irving Cliff" Hotel — The Irving Cliff
Author and editor Washington Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783. Irving achieved international fame for his fictional works, including the stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as well as for his . . . Map (db m127213) HM
35Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wayne County
Formed on March 21, 1798, from Northampton County. Named for Gen. Anthony Wayne. Site of test run of Stourbridge Lion, first locomotive in U.S. to run on a commercial track. Honesdale, county seat, incorporated 1831, was western terminus of D & H . . . Map (db m89444) HM
36Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wayne County Civil War Monument
1869. This monument was erected by the Ladies Monumental Association of Wayne County, to the memory of our dead who fell, "That government of the people, by the people, and for the people, should not perish from the . . . Map (db m89446) WM
37Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wayne County Walk of Honor — Gone, But Not Forgotten — Originating from Wayne County Business & Professional Women —
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [Armed Services Emblems] Wayne County Cemeteries [map] [Panels . . . Map (db m101311) WM
38Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wayne County World War I Memorial
These tablets are dedicated by the Grateful Citizens of Wayne County Pennsylvania to their sons and daughters who, in a spirit of patriotism and devotion, served the United States and the Allies in the World War 1917-1918 Died in the . . . Map (db m116008) WM
39Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wayne Memorial Hospital
Rededicated on the occasion of its 75th anniversary to those from Wayne and Pike Counties who gave their lives in service in wars and conflicts from World War I to the present September 1995Map (db m116014) WM
40Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wilbur W. Pohle 5th Street Bridge
To honor the outstanding public service of Wilbur W. Pohle 1925 - 1992 Member of Honesdale Borough Council for thirty-one years; Council President for twenty yearsMap (db m163636) HM
41Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — World War II Memorial — 1941 • Roll of Honor • 1945
In honor of the men and women of Wayne County, Pennsylvania who served their country in World War II and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice Forrest K. Ames • Joseph G. Andres • John W. Armstrong • Michael . . . Map (db m101309) WM
42Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 20 — Zenas Russell House
. . . Map (db m101563) HM
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Feb. 4, 2023