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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Mifflin 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> Mifflin County, PA (46) Centre County, PA (184) Huntingdon County, PA (85) Juniata County, PA (15) Snyder County, PA (38) Union County, PA (81)  MifflinCounty(46) Mifflin County (46)  CentreCounty(184) Centre County (184)  HuntingdonCounty(85) Huntingdon County (85)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  SnyderCounty(38) Snyder County (38)  UnionCounty(81) Union County (81)
Lewistown is the county seat for Mifflin County
Lewistown is in Mifflin County
      Mifflin County (46)  
      Centre County (184)  
      Huntingdon County (85)  
      Juniata County (15)  
      Snyder County (38)  
      Union County (81)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — 10 South Main Street
One of the oldest extant buildings in Lewiston. Residence and office of several physicians including Dr. A.S. Harshbarger founding member of the Lewistown Hospital. [Higher plaque:] Historic Place Built 1922 Mifflin . . . Map (db m134677) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — 12 South Main Street
One of the oldest extant buildings in Lewistown. Boyhood home of Methodist Bishop Isaac W. Wiley, a noted missionary and proponent of equal rights.Map (db m134679) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Apprentices' Literary Society
Building is the predecessor of the Mifflin County Library Founded 1842 "To elevate the mind above mere work"Map (db m134685) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Benedict Mansion House
. . . Map (db m134678) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Col. Hulings GAR Post 176 Civil War Memorial
No. 3. Henry Reese Died April 25. 1911. Co. I. 53rd Regt. P.V.I. No. 4. John Mitchell Died May 1. 1898. Co. E. 155th Regt. Pa. V. No. 5. O. P. McDonald Died May 27. 1887. Co. K. 76th . . . Map (db m227171) WM
6 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Coleman House
Former Site of Red Lion Inn First troops to answer President Abraham Lincoln's Call to Arms for the Civil War were mustered here Mifflin County Historic Place Circa 1871Map (db m52435) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Fort Granville
Erected in 1755-56 along the river just south. An important link in the chain of early frontier defenses. Destroyed July 30, 1756 by French and Indians under Capt. Coulon de Villiers.Map (db m52354) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Fort Granville
About 650 yards south of this spot, on the high bank of the Juniata River, was the site of Fort Granville, which was erected in 1755-56. This fort was twice attacked by the Indians. It was destroyed on July 30, 1756, when in command of Lieut. . . . Map (db m52375) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Fosnot-Wilson Building"On the Corner - On the Square"
. . . Map (db m134682) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Historic Courthouse
This Greek Revival style landmark building served as the third seat of county government from 1843 to 1981 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the . . . Map (db m52440) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Masonic Temple Building
Over a century on the Square. Site of first Post Office Mifflin County Historic Place Circa 1893Map (db m52419) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — McCoy Home
The birthplace of Major General Frank R. McCoy, 1874-1954, graduate of West Point, who took part in Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II. He was also President of the Foreign Policy Association. . . . Map (db m24270) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Mifflin County
Formed September 19, 1789 from Cumberland and Northumberland counties, and named for Thomas Mifflin, Governor, 1790-99. County seat, Lewistown, was laid out 1790; incorporated 1795. Important in Pennsylvania's canal development and early iron . . . Map (db m24273) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Mifflin County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Mifflin County's Tribute to her Soldiers and Sailors 1861 - 1865 Volunteer Troops from this county formed the advance of the grand Union Army of nearly three million enlisted men 1861 - 1865 They fought and died that the . . . Map (db m52479) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Mifflin County Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to the people of Mifflin County as a memorial to the soldiers, sailors and Marines who served in the Spanish-American and World Wars.Map (db m213710) HM WM
16 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Mifflin County's Finest and Most Luxurious Theatre
An outstanding example of Small Town Motion Picture Palace style architecture.Map (db m134676) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Montgomery Ward Building
An example of Art Deco style architecture. One of Montgomery Ward & Company's initial retail outlets Mifflin County Historic Building 1929Map (db m52421) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Old Arch Bridge
The restored stone bridge opposite was built in 1813. It was part of the turnpike from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. The arch is without a keystone.Map (db m24239) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Peacock Majors Tavern1803
Site of early political, business, military & literary activityMap (db m52468) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Site of Ohev Sholom Synagogue
Members of the Jewish Community worshipped in this building 1920-2010 [Higher plaque:] Historic Building Built 1919 Mifflin CountyMap (db m134683) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Episcopalians have occupied this site since that time. Est. 1824Map (db m134680) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Stone Arch Bridge
National Register of Historic Places Built in 1813 as part of Harrisburg to Pittsburgh Turnpike Restored in 2006 by the Mifflin County CommissionersMap (db m193624) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Story of the Logan Guard
A volunteer militia company known as the Logan Guards of Lewistown, Pennsylvania was formed during the years just prior to the Civil War. In the spring of 1858 five young men of the town—R.W. Patton, Frank Sterrett, J. Ard Mathews, William Weber . . . Map (db m134681) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — The Logan Guardsof Lewistown, Pennsylvania — First Defenders - 1861 —
This militia company, organized in 1858, was one of five in Pennsylvania to answer President Lincoln's Call for Volunteers on April 15, 1861. They rendezvoused at Harrisburg April 17. On their way to Washington they marched through a hostile mob . . . Map (db m52441) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Together
We will show the world that the things that comprise the American spirit, our hope and humanity, our dreams and our love, are not kept in buildings, but in ourselves 9-11-01 Never ForgetMap (db m213708)
26 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Union Cemetery
In memory of Union Veterans buried here 1861-1865 This tablet placed and dedicated May 30 1942 by Veterans of Mifflin CountyMap (db m134686) WM
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27 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — WMRF
Mifflin County's oldest radio station Mifflin County Historical Site Circa 1941Map (db m52418) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown — Wollner Building
The most intact turn-of-the-century commercial building and the oldest extant bank structure in Lewistown Mifflin County Historic Building Built 1906Map (db m52436) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown, Derry Township — Travel History
Five stages of travel can be recalled here. Concrete covers the old turnpike. Opposite are the ruins of the old canal. The Juniata was once filled with river craft. Across the river is the Pennsylvania Railroad.Map (db m24297) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown, Granville Township — Lewistown Station
The oldest surviving structure known to have been built by the Pennsylvania Railroad, this station was constructed in 1848-49 as a freight handling warehouse. On September 1 1849, this was the scene of a banquet celebrating the opening of the . . . Map (db m45017) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown, Granville Township — Three Locks
Preserved here are three locks of the Pennsylvania Canal, Juniata Division. Unique in that three locks and levels were adjacent. Stonework and the old bed of the canal can be seen.Map (db m90768) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown, Granville Township — World War II Memorial
In honor of those from this plant who served our country in World War II They fought for freedom of worship and speech for freedom from want and from fear 1941 - 1945 These gave their lives They belong . . . Map (db m134687) WM
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Sep. 29, 2023