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
1 Adams 44
2 Allegheny 148
3 Armstrong 11
4 Beaver 17
5 Bedford 31
6 Berks 68
7 Blair 27
8 Bradford 46
9 Bucks 79
10 Butler 15
11 Cambria 26
12 Cameron 7
13 Carbon 11
14 Centre 29
15 Chester 63
16 Clarion 7
17 Clearfield 12
18 Clinton 12
19 Columbia 8
20 Crawford 38
21 Cumberland 71
22 Dauphin 81
23 Delaware 57
24 Elk 4
25 Erie 52
26 Fayette 49
27 Forest 11
28 Franklin 70
29 Fulton 11
30 Greene 10
31 Huntingdon 23
32 Indiana 16
33 Jefferson 10
34 Juniata 5
35 Lackawanna 32
36 Lancaster 81
37 Lawrence 15
38 Lebanon 32
39 Lehigh 29
40 Luzerne 64
41 Lycoming 30
42 McKean 14
43 Mercer 19
44 Mifflin 12
45 Monroe 23
46 Montgomery 60
47 Montour 5
48 Northampton 69
49 Northumberland 33
50 Perry 15
51 Philadelphia 244
52 Pike 19
53 Potter 11
54 Schuylkill 25
55 Snyder 15
56 Somerset 31
57 Sullivan 7
58 Susquehanna 10
59 Tioga 15
60 Union 22
61 Venango 30
62 Warren 12
63 Washington 53
64 Wayne 15
65 Westmoreland 42
66 Wyoming 13
67 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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