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By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
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Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Bucknell University
Organized in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg by the Baptist Church. Named Bucknell University in 1886, honoring William Bucknell, donor and trustee. Degrees first conferred upon women students in 1885. — Map (db m43488) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Buffalo Church
Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed with first regular pastor 1787. Log church of about 1774 replaced by stone in 1816, by brick in 1846. It stands a mile to the north. — Map (db m84437) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Buffalo Church
Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed with first regular pastor, 1787. Log church of about 1775 replaced by stone in 1816 and by brick in 1846. — Map (db m84438) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Organized 1773 First building erected 1775 Second building erected 1816 Present building erected 1846 Pastors 1773-1787 - Supplies 1787-1801 - Rev. Hugh Morrison 1801-1805 - Supplies 1805-1835 - Rev Chas. Hood 1835-1884 - Rev. Isaac Grier . . . — Map (db m84440) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Catholic Chapel

Built at Second and St. John Streets in 1790 by Town Proprietor Mathias Ellenckhuysen, his wife, Clara and Rev. John B. C. Helbron, O.F.M. Cap., Pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Philadelphia and attended by Major Anthony Selin, founder of . . . — Map (db m91231) HM

Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Col. John Kelly
Outstanding Indian fighter of Buffalo Valley. Settled here about 1769; built log house to the north, now weatherboarded in 1775. Col Kelly served with distinction at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He died in 1837. Buried at Lewisburg. — Map (db m84442) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Daniel F. GreenBorn Oct. 9, 1870 • Died Aug. 5, 1954

This tablet is in memory of the donor of this park

Daniel F. Green

Citizen, Banker, Philanthropist

His career and love of children is an inspiration for all

Dedicated June 14, 1955 — Map (db m91229) HM

Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Eli Slifer

Home, 1861-1888, of Civil War Secretary of the Commonwealth, who as assistant to Governor Andrew Curtin had leading role in mobilizing State's men and resources for war. Elected State Assemblyman, State Treasurer. Born 1818, died 1888. House is . . . — Map (db m43352) HM

Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — General Tasker H. Bliss
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the first World War and military counselor to President Wilson at the Versailles Peace Conference, was born in this house on December 31, 1853. — Map (db m43385) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal
Completed in 1833 as a part of Pennsylvania Canal. It was 5/8 mile long and had 3 lift locks. A dam provided slack water, enabling boats to cross the river, thus creating a great trade center here. — Map (db m43357) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Ludwig Derr
Founder of Lewisburg, 1785. Lived here in a log house incorporated in the present structure. Nearby, he operated a trading post and a grist and saw mill. Derr died in Nov. 1785. — Map (db m43450) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Robert Lowry
The famed hymn-writer lived in this house, 1869-75. Here, some of his best known hymns were written. His music was sung in many foreign lands. One of his works is, "Shall We Gather at the River." Lowry died in 1899. — Map (db m43487) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Samuel Maclay
Member of Congress, 1794-97. U.S.Senator, 1802-09. Also member of the General Assembly, 1787-91; 1797-1802. Resident of Buffalo Valley after 1770 and died here in 1811. Buried in the nearby church cemetery. — Map (db m84435) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Underground Railroad
This old stable was a station on the Underground Railroad. Here fugitive slaves were hidden, fed, and aided in reaching the next station on their journey. — Map (db m43447) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — Union County
Formed March 22, 1813 out of Northumberland County. Its name honors the Federal Union. The county seat was first Mifflinburg, and after 1815 it was New Berlin. Lewisburg, county seat since 1855, was incorporated 1822 and is home of Bucknell . . . — Map (db m43445) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Mifflinburg — Evangelical Church
The first church built by "Albright's People," later the Evangelical Association, was erected in New Berlin in 1816. It was the first Evangelical Church in the United States. The site is marked by a monument. — Map (db m84422) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Mifflinburg — Fought's Mill
The nearby mill is on the site of the earlier mill built in 1771. The original Fought's Mill was a settler's refuge against Indians in Revolutionary days. Here was held Nov. 3, 1776, Buffalo Valley's first election under the Constitution of 1775. — Map (db m84424) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Mifflinburg — John Jacob LeRoy
John Jacob LeRoy was killed by the Indians near this spot during the time of the Penns Creek Massacre, October 18, 1755. This was the first act of hostility by the Indians of this Province following the defeat of General Edward Braddock, July 9, . . . — Map (db m87574) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Mifflinburg — Leroy Massacre
Near here John Jacob Leroy was killed by Indians on Oct. 16, 1755, following the Penn's Creek Massacre. This was the first Indian hostility in the region after Braddock's defeat. — Map (db m84425) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — "Albright's People"
The first church edifice of "Albright;s People" Later known as "The Evangelical Association" now, The Evangelical Church was erected on this plot, A.D. 1816 The total number of Albright's Followers was then, 1401 They now . . . — Map (db m84427) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — Evangelical Church
The first church built by "Albright's People," later the Evangelical Association, was erected in New Berlin in 1816. It was the first Evangelical Church in the United States. The site is marked by a monument. — Map (db m84421) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — First Church Building and Printing House of the Evangelical Association
The Evangelical Association was an American religious denomination formally organized by the followers of Jacob Albright in 1803.

The paving stones set in the ground mark the outlines of the first church building and the first printing house of . . . — Map (db m84433) HM

Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — First Church of the Evangelical Association
Early preaching services of the Evangelical Association were held in homes, schoolhouses, and public buildings. The first church building of the denomination was erected at this spot in New Berlin, Union County PA in 1816. The lot for the building . . . — Map (db m84430) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — First Printing House of the Evangelical Association
The first General Conference of the Evangelical Association, meeting in 1816 in the house of Martin Dreisbach of Buffalo Valley, Union County PA, authorized the establishment of a denominational printing house. The 1815 purchase of this lot in New . . . — Map (db m84434) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — United Methodist Sites in New Berlin
1. Site of the first church building an first printing house of the Evangelical Association Water and Plum Streets These buildings were erected in 1816 as the first such structures in the entire denomination.

2. Second church building of the . . . — Map (db m84429) HM

Pennsylvania (Union County), West Milton — Shikellamy’s Old Town

On the plain stretching southeast from this ridge was situated the Indian village of Shikellamy’s Old Town, which was visited by Conrad Weiser in 1737, when on his way to Onondaga. Shikellamy was appointed vice-regent of the Iroquois . . . — Map (db m43310) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), White Deer — Widow Catherine Smith
Built a stone house on this site in 1774, operating saw and grist mills that stood near the intersection of the present highway. During 1776, she completed the boring mill where a great many gun barrels for the Continental Army were manufactured. — Map (db m43300) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Winfield — Lee Massacre
Major John Lee and his entire family, with the exception of a son Robert, were massacred near here by an Indian war party of August 16, 1782. — Map (db m70663) HM

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