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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Location of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
► Union County (51) ► Centre County (167) ► Clinton County (18) ► Lycoming County (111) ► Mifflin County (39) ► Northumberland County (59) ► Snyder County (19)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
Erected by Union County
memory of her soldiery
1861 to 1865
The Republic called
They answered with their blood . . . — — Map (db m127543) WM|
|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|
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, 1955 — — Map (db m91229) HM|
|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|
|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|
Dedicated to the memory of
Public Safety Director,
who lost his life while attempting
the rescue of Lewisburg citizens on
June 22, 1972. — — Map (db m127562) HM|
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|
|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|
|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|
This ancient oak
the only surviving witness tree
among those that marked
the survey of February 28 1769
which set apart the tract
Lewisburg is situated
and which was made
for the proprietaries
by William . . . — — Map (db m127608) HM|
the soldiers of
who died in the
1917 – 1918 — — Map (db m163585) HM|
|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|
| . . . — — Map (db m127536) HM|
|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|
Listed in the
National Register of
Listed in the
National Register of . . . — — Map (db m127564) HM|
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|
|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|
|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|
This marks the site of
The College Inn
"On The Quadrangle"
1908 - 1973 — — Map (db m127535) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|