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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Location of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
► Huntingdon County (42) ► Bedford County (69) ► Blair County (91) ► Centre County (167) ► Franklin County (182) ► Fulton County (22) ► Juniata County (15) ► Mifflin County (39)
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|This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior-Circa 1850 — — Map (db m90787) HM|
|This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior-Circa 1909 — — Map (db m90785) HM|
|By the 20th century, iron furnaces like these belonged to the past. The growing cost of transporting raw materials and finished products to and from rural furnaces reduced profits. The forest, the source of wood for charcoal fuel, had been depleted. . . . — — Map (db m90827) HM|
|The iron furnaces at Greenwood dominated this otherwise rural landscape. Beginning in 1834, and for most of 70 years, one or both of the two furnaces located here brightened the night with a fiery, multi-colored glow. For miles around, wood-choppers . . . — — Map (db m90822) HM|
|Before the age of railroads, the basic ingredients of iron production needed to be nearby. That explains why furnaces were built in rural settings surrounded by the necessary raw materials.
A source of iron ore was essential.
As the furnace fires . . . — — Map (db m90813) HM|
| This large building was the transportation hub of the Furnace Community This large building was built about 1867 to house the blacksmith shop and wagon shop. The company owned over 140 horses and mules, which were brought here to be shoed. The . . . — — Map (db m90973) HM|
| Ironmaster and Governor of the State, 1839-45, lived in this house. A leader in local affairs, he was called "our own Davy R." His son Horace, soldier and diplomat, was born here, 1837. — — Map (db m52542) HM|
|Built to protect the settlers against Indian raids. In July, 1778, Continental troops and Militia were ordered here as part of plan of defense against Indian attacks. Old Fort stood 200 yds. south, at Stone Creek and the Juniata. — — Map (db m90771) WM|
Juniata acknowledges with gratitude those members of the Huntingdon community who made the construction of Founders Hall possible in 1879. On the occasion of its 100th Anniversary, the College expresses appreciation to those alumni and other . . . — — Map (db m52602) HM|
|The ironmaking process was well-known and cold-blast furnaces built in 18th and 19th century America mimicked designs first used 400 years earlier. A thick stone furnace, shaped like a flat-topped pyramid, served as the place of transformation, . . . — — Map (db m90816) HM|
|Built about 1837 to supply iron to Freedom Forge near Lewistown. Restored stack, the Church, Big House, and store common to iron making communities remain. Works closed 1904, the last to operate in this region. — — Map (db m90809) HM|
|Replacing stack No. 1 erected 1833 about 22 feet north. Erected 1860 reconstructed 1935, dedicated Aug 8,1936 to Samuel T. Moore. Through whose efforts this stack was preserved — — Map (db m90831) HM|
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|No man has contributed more to the preservation of Huntingdon County history than J. Simpson Africa, who resided here while compiling his monumental History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties in 1888. Lot#16, on which this building stands, was . . . — — Map (db m95204) HM|
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|A defense against the Indians-Built in 1778 near this spot by William McAlevy 1728-1822.
A pioneer settler, French and Indian War 1758. A Colonel in the American Revolution, one of five trustees appointed by the General Assembly 1787 to act for the . . . — — Map (db m91027) HM|
| David McMurtrie built this house in 1817. A pioneer family; leaders in local political and business affairs. Now houses the Historical Society and the Library of Huntingdon County.
and the . . . — — Map (db m52390) HM|
|Look carefully! From April to October, you might spot Pennsylvania’s most common water snake. The non-venomous northern water snake likes to be close to water and good hiding places, like rocks, logs, and brush piles.
The northern water snake can . . . — — Map (db m90812)|
Erected Sept. 8th 1896
as a memorial
of the ancient
Removed by the
Indians in 1754<
"The Standing Stone"
Symbol of Huntingdon
Rededicated March 29, 1996
in . . . — — Map (db m52574) HM|
|In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, serving seven counties from . . . — — Map (db m6754) HM|
To perpetuate the memory
of the men of
who served their country
in the World's War 1917-1919
[Honor Roll of Veterans]
And to honor him who made
the Supreme Sacrifice
Corporal Thomas Davis McEwen . . . — — Map (db m52603) HM|
Home of R. Milton Speer
Congressman, 1870-1874, and his Sons:
William McMurtrie Speer, 1865-1923
Newspaperman and Lawyer
Robert E. Speer, 1867-1947
and Church Leader
Victor Speer, 1872-1909
Newspaperman and . . . — — Map (db m122374) HM|
|Railroads needed the high quality cast iron produced here. Although hard and brittle, it could withstand great weight. Shipped to Freedom Iron Works, the parent plant 12 miles away, Greenwood Works’ cast iron became locomotive tires, railroad wheels . . . — — Map (db m90828) HM|
|It took hundreds of workers to produce iron, although only a few actually worked at the furnace. Fillers dumped carts of ore, charcoal and limestone into the seething tunnel head. The founder, assisted by a keeper, ordered ingredients, determined . . . — — Map (db m90815) HM|
To Those Who Served
Our Country In Time Of War
They Gave Their Today
For Our Tomorrow — — Map (db m52589) HM|