List of Pennsylvania state historical markers

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This is a list of Pennsylvania state historical markers which were first placed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1914 and are currently overseen by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) as part of its Historical Markers Program. Since the modern PHMC program began in 1946,[1] there have been over 2,000 historical sites in all 67 Pennsylvania counties that are marked by an official Pennsylvania state historical marker.[2]

Numbers of listings by county[edit]

The following are approximate tallies of current marker listings in Pennsylvania by county. These counts are based on entries in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's database as of November, 2014.[3] There are yearly additions to the listings and some markers may be missing or stolen.[2]


A historical marker placed by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission (predecessor of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission) at Trimble's Ford in 1915.
County # of Sites
Adams 44
Allegheny 148
Armstrong 11
Beaver 17
Bedford 31
Berks 68
Blair 27
Bradford 46
Bucks 79
Butler 15
Cambria 26
Cameron 7
Carbon 11
Centre 29
Chester 63
Clarion 7
Clearfield 12
Clinton 12
Columbia 8
Crawford 38
Cumberland 71
Dauphin 81
Delaware 57
Elk 4
Erie 52
Fayette 49
Forest 11
Franklin 70
Fulton 11
Greene 10
Huntingdon 23
Indiana 16
Jefferson 10
Juniata 5
Lackawanna 32
Lancaster 81
Lawrence 15
Lebanon 32
Lehigh 29
Luzerne 64
Lycoming 30
McKean 14
Mercer 19
Mifflin 12
Monroe 23
Montgomery 60
Montour 5
Northampton 69
Northumberland 33
Perry 15
Philadelphia 244
Pike 19
Potter 11
Schuylkill 25
Snyder 15
Somerset 31
Sullivan 7
Susquehanna 10
Tioga 15
Union 22
Venango 30
Warren 12
Washington 53
Wayne 15
Westmoreland 42
Wyoming 13
York 62
Total: 2,325

Approved Markers for 2014[edit]

  1. Fred Rogers, Latrobe
  2. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croation Church, Pittsburgh
  3. Commercial Radium Production, Pittsburgh
  4. George W. Crawford, Emlenton, Venango County
  5. Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Brockway, Jefferson County
  6. Bryden Horse Shoe Works, Catasauqua, Lehigh County
  7. Byberry Hall, Philadelphia
  8. Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia
  9. Eddie Gottlieb, Philadelphia
  10. Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia
  11. John Barry, Philadelphia
  12. John J. McDermott, Philadelphia
  13. Leopold Stokowski, Philadelphia
  14. Muhammed's Temple of Islam #12, Philadelphia
  15. Thomas A. Edison High School Honorable 64, Philadelphia
  16. Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, Philadelphia
  17. Enos Benner, Marlborough Township, Montgomery County
  18. Frank Cooper Craighead, South Middleton Township, Cumberland County
  19. Humphrey Marshall, West Bradford Township, Chester County
  20. Sheppton Mine Disaster and Rescue, Sheppton, Schuylkill County
  21. Stuart Tank, Berwick, Columbia County

Approved Markers for 2015[edit]

  1. American Institute of Mining Engineers - Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County
  2. Anthony Benezet - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  3. The Dennis Farm - Brooklyn Twp., Susquehanna County
  4. Devon Horse Show - Devon, Chester County
  5. Don't Give Up the Ship Battle Flag - Erie, Erie County
  6. Dr. Constantine Hering - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  7. Eddie Adams - New Kensington, Westmoreland County
  8. Ethel Waters - Chester, Delaware County
  9. Maxfield Parrish - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  10. Medical Library Association - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  11. Mildred Scott Olmstead - Rose Valley, Delaware County
  12. Newport Citizens Free Captured Fugitive Slaves - Newport, Perry County
  13. Robertson Art Tile Company - Morrisville, Bucks County
  14. Samuel Roxy Rothafel - Forest City, Susquehanna County
  15. Sarah Josepha Hale - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  16. Sigma Sound Studios - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  17. Sullivan Progress Plaza - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  18. Tatiana Proskouriakoff - Landsdowne, Delaware County
  19. Terminal Commerce Building - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  20. Westinghouse Gas Wells - Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
  21. William Penn Charter School - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  22. York Water Company - York, York County

See also[edit]

Media related to Pennsylvania state historical markers at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Pennsylvania State Historical Markers". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  2. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  3. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19.

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