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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
Andrew G. Curtin Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
Andrew G. Curtin Marker
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Andrew G. Curtin
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1861-67, was born on this site. He brought about the establishment of State Normal Schools; organized the famed Pennsylvania Reserve Corps; obtained funds for the erection of State Orphan Schools. — Map (db m65581) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Anna Wagner Keichline(1889 - 1943)
First woman registered as an architect by the state (1920), this Bellefonte native, inventor, Cornell grad & women's suffrage advocate designed numerous buildings, including the Plaza Theatre here. She served as Special Agent, Army Intelligence, WWI. — Map (db m19547) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Bellefonte
Laid out by James Dunlop and James Harris, 1795. Named by Talleyrand for "beautiful fountain". Early center of the iron industry. One-time home of five of Pennsylvania's governors. — Map (db m19544) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Bellefonte
Laid out by James Dunlop and James Harris, 1795. Named by Talleyrand for "beautiful fountain". Early center of the iron industry. One-time home of five of Pennsylvania's governors. — Map (db m19674) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Bellefonte Air Mail Field
The initial stop on the first scheduled west-bound air mail flight was made here by Pilot Leon D. Smith on December 18, 1918. The site for the field was chosen by pioneer aviator Max Miller and was in regular use for air mail until 1925. — Map (db m32177) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Bellefonte Governors Memorial
To honor the seven governors who at one time lived, worked, and learned in Bellefonte.

William Bigler 1813-1880 Gov. Pennsylvania 1852-1854. William F. Packer 1807-1870 Gov. Pennsylvania 1858-1860. John Bigler . . . — Map (db m76792) HM

Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Centre County
Formed on Feb. 13, 1800 from Huntingdon, Mifflin, Lycoming and Northumberland counties. Named for its location in the State, and home of the Pennsylvania State University. Five governors of Pennsylvania lived in Bellefonte, county seat laid out in . . . — Map (db m19546) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Centre County Courthouse
Original building erected - 1805. Columned porch added - 1835. Main building reconstructed - 1855. War monument erected - 1906. Rear addition erected - 1910. East edition erected - 1964. Courtyard renovated - 1971. — Map (db m76785) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — James A. "Billboard" Jackson(1878-1960)
A prominent African American journalist, as editor at Billboard magazine, Jackson promoted black theater during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. He later fostered African American business activities for the US Dept. of Commerce. He was born and raised . . . — Map (db m91073) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — John Montgomery Ward(1860-1925)
Baseball pioneer, born in Bellefonte, grew up here. Played for Providence, N.Y. Giants, Brooklyn, 1878-94. Pitched professional baseball's 2nd perfect game, 1880. Formed first players ' union, 1885, & Players' League, 1890. In Baseball Hall of Fame. — Map (db m65582) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Lucinda Hall1873-1963
Honored by the Veterans of Centre County as a true patriot. In sunshine or rain, cold or snow, Lucinda with her flags walked to this station from Bald Eagle Valley to salute the departure of thousands of Centre Countians as they boarded the . . . — Map (db m91078) WM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Pennsylvania Match Factory
One of the nation's leading producers of wooden matches during the first half of the 20th century; founded 1899 by Bellefonte entrepreneurs. The factory buildings opened in 1900, using the vast resources of the surrounding lumber region. By World . . . — Map (db m19588) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Philip Benner
The ironmaster's home was at Rock. Here also were the first forge, 1794, and a nail and slitting mill. A founder of Bellefonte; leader in Centre County affairs until his death in 1832 — Map (db m91075) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — The Mills Brothers
Grandfather, William H. Mills, a local Jubilee Singer, had a barber shop here, 1871-1931. Father, John H., went to Ohio. Four sons, born there, formed first vocal group to overcome racial barriers, gaining a mass audience. Father was its bass, . . . — Map (db m19585) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — Union Cemetery
First burial here as early as 1808. Cemetery chartered in 1856. Here lie three Governors of Pennsylvania and their wives - Andrew Gregg Curtin (1815-1894), who served 1861-67, and Katharine Wilson Curtin (1821-1903); James Addams Beaver (1837-1914), . . . — Map (db m19586) HM

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