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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Union Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Adams 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 Adams County, PA (1337) Cumberland County, PA (352) Franklin County, PA (182) York County, PA (295) Carroll County, MD (119) Frederick County, MD (469)  AdamsCounty(1337) Adams County (1337)  CumberlandCounty(352) Cumberland County (352)  FranklinCounty(182) Franklin County (182)  YorkCounty(295) York County (295)  CarrollCountyMaryland(119) Carroll County (119)  FrederickCounty(469) Frederick County (469)
Location of Union Township, Pennsylvania
    Adams County (1337)
    Cumberland County (352)
    Franklin County (182)
    York County (295)
    Carroll County, Maryland (119)
    Frederick County, Maryland (469)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Adams County), Union Township — Christ Reformed Church
Known as "Mother of Reformed Churches" of this region. Congregation organized, May 1747, marking settlement of German pioneers in southern part of Conewago Valley. Section of present building erected, 1798. Many notable persons lie buried in the old . . . Map (db m10848) HM
2Pennsylvania (Adams County), Union Township — Christ Reformed Church
The congregation was organized May 4, 1747 by the Rev. Michael Schlatter who was sent by the Synods of Holland to Pennsylvania. On this site stood the first church, a log structure, which was replaced in 1798 by a brick church. This edifice . . . Map (db m14860) HM
3Pennsylvania (Adams County), Union Township — Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
In honor of revolutionary soldiers buried in this cemetery. Johannes Bard                     Philip Rahn Jacob Beihl                          George Jacob Scherman Jacob Brothers                    Andreas Schreiver John Crouse             . . . Map (db m14861) HM
4Pennsylvania (Berks County), Union Township — Anthracite FurnaceA new ironmaking method
In 1853, the Hopewell partners built a hot-blast anthracite furnace here. This new furnace did not burn charcoal but used anthracite coal to smelt iron — an attempt to reduce fuel costs and increase iron production. Hopewell's anthracite . . . Map (db m23867) HM
5Pennsylvania (Berks County), Union Township — Charcoal KilnsCharring in ovens
In the mid-1800s, brick ovens or kilns were built here in an attempt to modernize the charcoal-making process. Believed to be economically beneficial, these kilns fired and produced charcoal but proved unsuccessful. Today the only indication of . . . Map (db m23868) HM
6Pennsylvania (Berks County), Union Township — Charcoal PitMaking furnace fuel
Throughout surrounding hills are remains of hundreds of pits such as this one in front of you. Workers, or colliers, tended these pits to transform wood into charcoal — a pure carbon fuel. Colliers ignited stacked wood covered with leaves . . . Map (db m23977) HM
7Pennsylvania (Berks County), Union Township — Cooling ShedHauling and cooling charcoal
Teamsters drove wagonloads of hot, newly made charcoal to this cooling shed. Paid by the load delivered, workers dumped charcoal here by removing wagon floorboards. Once charcoal cooled, it was moved and piled in the stone storage house in front of . . . Map (db m23980) HM
8Pennsylvania (Berks County), Union Township — HeadracesPowering the water wheel
Ahead of you is a large wooden trough called a flume, part of the west headrace. Water from surrounding Hopewell land flowed down this flume and spilled into buckets on the water wheel, providing a reliable source of water to power the blast . . . Map (db m24027) HM
9Pennsylvania (Berks County), Union Township — Ironmaster's Garden
An elaborate arrangement of flowers, herbs, and fruits once decorated these terraces. Violets, poppies, roses, daffodils, and hollyhocks were formally arranged in the ironmaster's garden. Rosemary and thyme scented the air as Hopewell's gardener . . . Map (db m23988) HM
10Pennsylvania (Berks County), Union Township — Swedish Pioneers
First European settlers in present Berks County on land granted by William Penn, 1704-5. The home of Mounce and Ingeborg Jones, built 1716 and the oldest house in the county, stands at the opposite end of the river bridge.Map (db m84538) HM
11Pennsylvania (Crawford County), Union Township — French Creek Feeder
The canal visible beyond the field was built 1827-1834. Repaired in 1841, it carried water from French Creek to Conneaut Lake, reservoir for the Erie Extension canal, which operated between Erie and New Castle , 1844-71.Map (db m55065) HM
12Pennsylvania (Erie County), Union Township — Drake Well Park
Near Titusville. The Park and Museum are owned by the State. On the site Col. Edwin Drake struck oil Aug. 27, 1859, marking the birth of the petroleum industry. Historical and museum material center.Map (db m64581) HM
13Pennsylvania (Washington County), Union Township — Cincinnati Mine Disaster
Near this site was located the mule entrance to the Cincinnati coal mine. On April 23, 1913, at 12:15 P.M., One of the worst mine explosions in U.S. history occurred in this mine. This disaster resulted in the deaths of 96 miners and 1 rescue team . . . Map (db m64385) HM
14Pennsylvania (Washington County), Union Township — Citation:
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty against the enemy in connection with a bombing mission over enemy occupied Europe on 20 February 1944. The aircraft on which Sergeant Mathies was serving as . . . Map (db m64386) HM
15Pennsylvania (Washington County), Union Township — Fort Cox or Coxes Station
Built by Gabriel Cox about 700 yards Southeast of this site. Gabriel Cox came to this area in 1770 and took out a grant of 400 acres. The Virginia certificate was dated 1780 under the title of Coxburg. He also received another tract of the 262 acres . . . Map (db m78747) HM
16Pennsylvania (Washington County), Union Township — James Chapel Methodist Church
James Chapel has been in continuous use since it was built in 1817. It was the outgrowth of a class formed about 1810 at Robert James' home.Map (db m78748) HM
17Pennsylvania (Washington County), Union Township — Mingo Creek Church
This area has been called the cradle of the Whiskey Rebellion. Here in the 1790s, a log Presbyterian meetinghouse stood near the site of the present church. Used by the Mingo Creek Society after its formation in February 1794, it became a nerve . . . Map (db m45012) HM
 
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