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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Union 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> Union County, PA (81) Centre County, PA (185) Clinton County, PA (29) Lycoming County, PA (196) Mifflin County, PA (46) Northumberland County, PA (113) Snyder County, PA (38)  UnionCounty(81) Union County (81)  CentreCounty(185) Centre County (185)  ClintonCounty(29) Clinton County (29)  LycomingCounty(196) Lycoming County (196)  MifflinCounty(46) Mifflin County (46)  NorthumberlandCounty(113) Northumberland County (113)  SnyderCounty(38) Snyder County (38)
Lewisburg is the county seat for Union County
Lewisburg is in Union County
      Union County (81)  
      Centre County (185)  
      Clinton County (29)  
      Lycoming County (196)  
      Mifflin County (46)  
      Northumberland County (113)  
      Snyder County (38)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — 317 Market Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m220396) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Bucknell University World War I Memorial
Erected by the Class of 1919 In memory of the men from Bucknell University, who in the World War gave their lives "That the Government of the People, By the People and For the People shall not perish from the earth."Map (db m179504) WM
3 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Catholic Chapel
Built at Second and St. John Streets in 1790 by Town Proprietor Mathias Ellenckhuysen, his wife, Clara and Rev. John B. C. Helbron, O.F.M. Cap., Pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Philadelphia and attended by Major Anthony Selin, founder of . . . Map (db m91231) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Christopher MathewsonAthlete • Soldier • Gentleman
Born at Factoryville Pennsylvania August 12 · 1880 Educated at Keystone Academy and Bucknell University Enrolled at Bucknell September 1898 to June 1901 Historian Freshman Class · Baseball Pitcher President Junior Class · . . . Map (db m180466) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Christy Mathewson Memorial Gateway
This Memorial Gateway erected in honor of "Matty" by Professional Baseball June 5 · 1928 Pitcher New York Giants · 1900-1916 Manager Cincinnati Reds · 1916-1918 Capt·US Army Gas and Flame Div A·E·F 1918 . . . Map (db m180476) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Civil War Memorial
Erected by Union County to the memory of her soldiery 1861 to 1865 ————— The Republic called They answered with their blood . . . Map (db m127543) WM
7 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Daniel F. GreenBorn Oct. 9, 1870 • Died Aug. 5, 1954
This tablet is in memory of the donor of this park Daniel F. Green Citizen, Banker, Philanthropist His career and love of children is an inspiration for all Dedicated June 14, 1955Map (db m91229) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — General Tasker H. Bliss
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the first World War and military counselor to President Wilson at the Versailles Peace Conference, was born in this house on December 31, 1853.Map (db m43385) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Gordon A. Hufnagle Park
Dedicated to the memory of Gordon Hufnagle, Public Safety Director, who lost his life while attempting the rescue of Lewisburg citizens on June 22, 1972.Map (db m127562) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — History of the Lewisburg Cemetery Office
The small, recently preserved, former cemetery office is believed to have been part of the sexton's house that was not in condition to be moved when the house was moved across the street and became part of Bucknell University property. The . . . Map (db m127605) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — In Honor of Ludwig Derr
First settler on the site of Lewisburg Founder of Derrstown, 1785 which was incorporated into the Borough of Lewisburg, 1812. Our first public spirited citizen Derr gave land to the Presbyterian, Lutheran and German Reformed Churches. His only . . . Map (db m124005) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg
Originally called Derrstown. Renamed when Snyder Co. was separated from Union Co. in 1855. Founded 1770Map (db m176942) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal
Completed in 1833 as a part of Pennsylvania Canal. It was 5/8 mile long and had 3 lift locks. A dam provided slack water, enabling boats to cross the river, thus creating a great trade center here.Map (db m43357) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg Witness Tree
This ancient oak is today the only surviving witness tree among those that marked the survey of February 28 1769 which set apart the tract on which Lewisburg is situated and which was made for the proprietaries by William . . . Map (db m127608) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg World War Veterans Memorial
In memory the soldiers of Lewisburg and vicinity who died in the World War 1917 – 1918Map (db m163585) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Ludwig Derr
Founder of Lewisburg, 1785. Lived here in a log house incorporated in the present structure. Nearby, he operated a trading post and a grist and saw mill. Derr died in Nov. 1785.Map (db m43450) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime. Thanks . . . Map (db m127561) WM
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18 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Reading Railroad Freight StationLewisburg Borough
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places 1992 —————————————— Lewisburg Historic District Listed in the National Register of . . . Map (db m127564) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous
Born in Chester, Connecticut, January 10, 1825. Died at Jackson Summit Pa, June 26, 1894. ————•———— Graduated from Rochester University 1852, Theological Seminary 1854. Same year went . . . Map (db m127637) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Robert Lowry
The famed hymn-writer lived in this house, 1869-75. Here, some of his best known hymns were written. His music was sung in many foreign lands. One of his works is, "Shall We Gather at the River." Lowry died in 1899.Map (db m43487) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Site of The College Inn
This marks the site of The College Inn "On The Quadrangle" 1908 - 1973Map (db m127535) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Soldiers' Memorial Park
Soldiers' Memorial Park dedicated to all veterans. A gift to the people of the area from the Civic Club of Lewisburg whose members created, developed and maintained it for nearly a century.Map (db m163582) WM
23 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — St. Anthony Street Bridge
One of the earliest metal-truss bridges in the area was built on this site in 1889. It was a single-span pin-connected Pratt through truss erected by the Champion Bridge Company of Wilmington, Ohio, one of the nation's oldest such firms. The 150.5 . . . Map (db m124004) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Underground Railroad
This old stable was a station on the Underground Railroad. Here fugitive slaves were hidden, fed, and aided in reaching the next station on their journey.Map (db m43447) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Union County
Formed March 22, 1813 out of Northumberland County. Its name honors the Federal Union. The county seat was first Mifflinburg, and after 1815 it was New Berlin. Lewisburg, county seat since 1855, was incorporated 1822 and is home of Bucknell . . . Map (db m43445) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — Wendle Community Mausoleum
In c.1912 the Wendle Family Mausoleum at this location was constructed by H.M. Wendle, a stone mason, as a final resting place for family. Eventually the structure deteriorated beyond repair. In 2007, with assistance from Herbert and Gale Wendle, . . . Map (db m127611) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg — William Cameron
Through the generosity of Squire Wm. Cameron, he presented to the Borough of Lewisburg $10,000 for the purchase of a steam powered fire engine made by the Silsby Co. In honor of this generous gift, the present fire company, at that time, voted to . . . Map (db m127640) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, 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
29 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, 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
30 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, 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
31 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, 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
32 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, East Buffalo Township — Bucknell University
Organized in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg by the Baptist Church. Named Bucknell University in 1886, honoring William Bucknell, donor and trustee. Degrees first conferred upon women students in 1885.Map (db m43488) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, East Buffalo Township — Max Gill Witness Tree
This oak tree testifies to the deep roots and the strength Max W. Gill nurtured in the East Buffalo Township Police Department. Max helped establish the department serving as Chief from 1963 to 1984.Map (db m176944) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, East Buffalo Township — Moore Avenue
Named in honor of James Moore III ————— • ————— The man who was most active in the establishment of the University at Lewisburg, now Bucknell University.Map (db m127536) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, Kelly Township — Col. John Kelly
Outstanding Indian fighter of Buffalo Valley. Settled here about 1769; built log house to the north, now weatherboarded in 1775. Col Kelly served with distinction at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He died in 1837. Buried at Lewisburg.Map (db m84442) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, Kelly Township — Eli Slifer
Home, 1861-1888, of Civil War Secretary of the Commonwealth, who as assistant to Governor Andrew Curtin had leading role in mobilizing State's men and resources for war. Elected State Assemblyman, State Treasurer. Born 1818, died 1888. House is now . . . Map (db m43352) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, Kelly Township — Eli Slifer House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m180412) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, Kelly Township — Evangelical Orphanage
Dedicated to all the children who lived at the Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa. 1921 - 1959Map (db m180422) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, Kelly Township — Grove's Mill
Established in 1784 by John Baer, and operated continuously by the Chamberlain, Hoffa, and Whitmer families. Purchased by Harry Grove in 1945, and still operated by his descendents. The adjacent brick and stone structure continues to process . . . Map (db m180424) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, Kelly Township — The Founders and Builders Path
RiverWoods was chartered in 1912 at Central Oak Heights as The United Evangelical Homes — — — Placed by the Central Oak Heights Association July 7, 2001Map (db m180417) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, Kelly Township — The Rev. Dr. Abraham A. Winter and Nellie Irene WinterIn Honor Of
First Superintendent and Matron of the Evangelical Homes 1916 - 1939 and their children Theron, Charles, Catherine, and PaulMap (db m180415) HM
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May. 22, 2024