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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marietta, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lancaster County, PA (415) Berks County, PA (258) Chester County, PA (292) Dauphin County, PA (291) Lebanon County, PA (75) York County, PA (375) Cecil County, MD (177) Harford County, MD (176)  LancasterCounty(415) Lancaster County (415)  BerksCounty(258) Berks County (258)  ChesterCounty(292) Chester County (292)  DauphinCounty(291) Dauphin County (291)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  YorkCounty(375) York County (375)  CecilCountyMaryland(177) Cecil County (177)  HarfordCounty(176) Harford County (176)
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Marietta is in Lancaster County
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1Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — A Buried Story — Lancaster-York Heritage Region — Susquehanna River Water Trail —
Today the flood plain before you appears to be untouched and sparsely settled, but from 1845 to 1900, the riverbank between Marietta and Columbia was a beehive of industrial activity. At the center of this industrial complex were eight . . . Map (db m136368) HM
2Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 2 — Concrete Railroad Piers
With the arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad, raw materials were delivered to the furnace by rail. The concrete piers were used to elevate the rails so all ore and coal could be dumped between the piers and from there to be transported to the stock . . . Map (db m136362) HM
3Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 1 — Donegal Place
The homes of Donegal Place were erected as part of the Mussleman/Vesta Furnace complex to provide affordable company-owned housing for employees. This row of tenant housing was identified as Brick Row. Each of the houses consisted of two rooms . . . Map (db m136316) HM
4Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Eagle / Chickies No. 2 Furnace — 100 Furnace Road
Originally known as the Eagle Furnace, Chickies Furnace No. 2 was built on the floodplain between Marietta and Columbia just north of Chickies Creek in 1854 by Stephen Eagle. The stack was 35 feet high and a width of 12 feet at the bosh or . . . Map (db m169144) HM
5Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 7 — Frick Stationary Steam Engine
In 1853, George Frick established a company in Waynesboro, PA to build steam engines. The steam engine, won a gold medal at the Philadelphia World's Fair for best in class. Again in 1880, a Frick Eclipse engine triumphed over 25 other competitors at . . . Map (db m136361) HM
6Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Furnace Chapel — 639 East Market Street — Historic Marietta, Pa
In June of 1888, George and Margaret Miller Mable, with the help of Reverend George M. Hickman, organized the Vesta Mission Sabbath School at the east end of Marietta. At that time, Vesta, Donegal and two Marietta furnaces were in full . . . Map (db m191039) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 4 — Hot-Blast Stove Bases
In the early 1830s the "hot blast" process of using anthracite coal to manufacture iron was introduced. The gases from the furnace were captured and cleaned. The gas was introduced into the vertical stoves. The Stoves were steel cylinders that were . . . Map (db m136366) HM
8Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Marietta
In 1812, two towns, New Haven and Waterford, were incorporated to form Marietta Borough. It is located at a scenic 90° bend in the Susquehanna River and was formerly known as Anderson's Ferry. French traders had arrived in this area in the late . . . Map (db m135255) HM
9Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Musselman / Vesta Furnace
The Musselman/Vesta Furnace was built in 1868 by Henry Musselman and H. M. Watts from Marietta. It was the last of eight anthracite-fired iron furnaces built on Susquehanna floodplain between Columbia and Marietta. Located adjacent to canal and . . . Map (db m136313) HM
10Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Musselman / Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building — Circa 1868
Henry Musselman and Henry Watts built the Musselman Furnace in 1868. It was the last of eight anthracite furnaces built on the river floodplain. Later known as the Vesta Furnace, it was remodeled several times. In 1917, E.J. Lavino put it into . . . Map (db m136315) HM
11Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 3 — Skip Hoist / Oil Shed
The blast furnace was charged with anthracite coal, limestone and iron ore. In order to get the raw materials to the top of the furnace stack, a steam powered device called a "skip hoist" was used. The hoist was an inclined rail that conveyed . . . Map (db m136363) HM
12Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 6 — Stone Base of the Chimney
The chimney, which was used to exhaust the gases from the stoves, extended 140 feet into the air. At the bottom of each stove was an exhaust pipe that exits into an underground tunnel system that connects to the chimney. The tunnel system (pictured . . . Map (db m136365) HM
13Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — The Old Town Hall
Lancaster County Historic Preservation Trust Site 144 The Old Town Hall Museum Commemorating Marietta and its Past ——————————————— In grateful appreciation to Mrs. Kathryn Miller Finefrock for her generous bequest to . . . Map (db m191040) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 5 — The Pennsylvania Canal
This section of the canal was built between 1830-1833. The canal was used to transport coal, Mules or horses pulled canal boats. The anthracite coal from northeast Pennsylvania was conveyed to the iron furnaces through the canal network, which also . . . Map (db m136367) HM
15Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Those Who Served From Marietta in World War II
Those who served from Marietta in World War II [Names listed]Map (db m170233) WM
16Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Union Meeting House
Lancaster County Historic Preservation Trust Site 105Map (db m191057) HM
17Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — War Memorial Park — Marietta, PA
Dedicated in Honor of those from the Marietta area who served God and Country during World War II and in loving memory of these twelve men who made the ultimate sacrifice. May we, whose Destiny it is to live on, dedicate our lives to the . . . Map (db m136371) WM
18Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — 8 — Watts Railroad Station
This station located at Furnace Road and Donegal Place was built in 1871 by the Pennsylvania Railroad to their specifications for rural/freight stations. It was smaller than the Marietta Upper Station (Perry Street), that was built in 1869. It had . . . Map (db m136314) HM
19Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Marietta — Women in Marietta — Civil War Trails
Marietta women demonstrated their patriotism during the Civil War by forming organizations such as The Ladies Patriotic Circle and The Ladies Social Knitting Society of Marietta. The Lancaster Express reported on June 14, 1862, that, “the . . . Map (db m135253) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022