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Mifflin County Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
World War II plaque
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Burnham — Burnham Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m134690) WM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Burnham — Freedom Forge
Iron and steel have been made here for over 150 years. Freedom Forge, 1795, became Freedom Iron and Steel Co., 1867. The third Bessemer plant in nation. Open hearth steel first made here in 1895. — Map (db m90766) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Burnham — Mifflin County Vietnam War Memorial
All gave some Some gave all POW★MIA Mifflin County Vietnam K I A H.E. Burkett 17 Feb 1938 ~ 31 Jan 1966 HM3 Navy J.L. Hockenberry 17 Oct 1933 ~ 2 Apr 1967 PSgt Army G.W. . . . — Map (db m134691) WM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — 10 South Main Street
. . . — Map (db m134677) HM
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
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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — Benedict Mansion House
. . . — Map (db m134678) HM
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 1871 — Map (db m52435) HM
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
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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — Fosnot-Wilson Building "On the Corner - On the Square"
. . . — Map (db m134682) HM
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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — 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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — Masonic Temple Building
Over a century on the Square Site of first Post Office Mifflin County Historic Place Circa 1893 — Map (db m52419) HM
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
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
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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — Mifflin County's Finest and Most Luxurious Theatre
An outstanding example of Small Town Motion Picture Palace style architecture. [Lower plaque:] Historic Place Built 1927 Mifflin County — Map (db m134676) HM
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 1929 — Map (db m52421) HM
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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — Peacock Majors Tavern 1803
Site of early political, business, military & literary activity — Map (db m52468) HM
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 County — Map (db m134683) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Episcopalians have occupied this site since that time. Est. 1824 — Map (db m134680) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — Story of the Logan Guard
A volunteer militia company known as the Logan Guards of Lewiston, 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 . . . — Map (db m134681) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — The Logan Guards of 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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — 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
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 County — Map (db m134686) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — WMRF
Mifflin County's Oldest Radio Station Mifflin County Historical Site Circa 1941 — Map (db m52418) HM
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 1906 — Map (db m52436) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Lewistown — 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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), McVeytown — Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock 1839 - 1922
Born in McVeytown He was the Father of Foresty in Pennsylvania — Map (db m52480) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), McVeytown — Home of Abraham Rothrock, M.D.
. . . — Map (db m52482) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), McVeytown — Joseph Rothrock
Born here April 9, 1839. Conservationist and father of the State Forest idea in Pennsylvania. Pioneer in development of forest fire control, reforestation, and scientific forestry. — Map (db m52352) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), McVeytown — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the citizens of this community who served in the Armed Services of the United States — Map (db m52481) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Reedsville — Chief Logan
Logan, son of Shikellamy, and famous Mingo chief, lived in a cabin near the spring opposite. It was his home from about 1766 to 1771, when he moved to the Ohio country. — Map (db m90767) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Reedsville — In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives for Our Country In Honor of Those Who Served
Civil War Capt. Gilbert Waters Pvt. William S. Cummings Pvt. William McBride Col. William Cummings World War I Cad Hostetler Gabriel Adams World War II Paul Shannon Spaide Ned E. Zeigler Dinsmore Knepp Jr. . . . — Map (db m134693) WM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Strodes Mills — Juniata Iron
Along the streams of this region are ruins of many charcoal iron furnaces and forges built between 1790-1850. Juniata iron was the best in America. Its reign ended with the rise of coal and coke iron making. — Map (db m52353) HM
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Strodes Mills — 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
Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Yaegertown — Derry Township Veterans Memorial
In honor of all citizens of West Derry who served to protect us and our way of life. World War II Veterans [Names not listed] Korean War Veterans [Names not listed] Vietnam War Veterans [Names not listed] Re-dedicated . . . — Map (db m134692) HM

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