List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Blair County

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Location of Blair County in Pennsylvania

This is a list of the Pennsylvania state historical markers in Blair County.

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Blair County, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The locations of the historical markers, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates as provided by the PHMC's database, are included below when available. There are 27 historical markers located in Blair County.[1]

Historical markers[edit]

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
Allegheny Furnace Allegheny Furnace.jpg April 1, 1947 Pa. 36 (Union Ave.) S of 31st St., Altoona
40°29′31″N 78°24′24″W / 40.49207°N 78.40655°W / 40.49207; -78.40655 (Allegheny Furnace)
Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Altoona Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.jpg April 1, 1947 Logan Blvd., leading into Altoona
40°28′42″N 78°24′14″W / 40.47846°N 78.40379°W / 40.47846; -78.40379 (Altoona)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Railroads
Altoona Conference Logan House Lobby.jpg May 28, 1948 U.S. 22 between Hollidaysburg and Duncansville (Missing)
Roadside Abraham Lincoln, African American, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
Baker Mansion TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1, 1947 Pa. 36 (Union Ave.) at Mansion Blvd., Altoona
40°29′17″N 78°24′18″W / 40.48792°N 78.40499°W / 40.48792; -78.40499 (Baker Mansion)
Roadside Buildings, Iron, Mansions & Manors
Baker Mansion TransparentPlaceholder.png n/a Baker Blvd. and Mansion Ave., Altoona
40°29′20″N 78°24′29″W / 40.48901°N 78.40804°W / 40.48901; -78.40804 (Baker Mansion)
City Buildings, Iron, Mansions & Manors
Blair County Blair County Courthouse Apr 10.JPG April 13, 1982 Courthouse, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg
40°25′48″N 78°23′33″W / 40.43007°N 78.39243°W / 40.43007; -78.39243 (Blair County)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Railroads
Blair Homestead TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1, 1947 Twp. Road (old William Penn Hwy.), 1.6 miles W of Duncansville
40°24′52″N 78°27′46″W / 40.41455°N 78.46279°W / 40.41455; -78.46279 (Blair Homestead)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Houses & Homesteads
Blair Homestead TransparentPlaceholder.png May 28, 1948 SR 3012 (old U.S. 22), 1.4 miles W of Duncansville (MISSING)
40°24′52″N 78°24′52″W / 40.41454°N 78.41454°W / 40.41454; -78.41454 (Blair Homestead)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Houses & Homesteads
Canal Basin TransparentPlaceholder.png May 31, 1982 U.S. 22 at Canal Basin Park, W end of Hollidaysburg
40°25′40″N 78°23′47″W / 40.42782°N 78.39646°W / 40.42782; -78.39646 (Canal Basin)
Roadside Canals, Navigation, Railroads, Transportation
Daniel Hale Williams Daniel Hale Williams.jpg May 6, 1989 U.S. 22 eastbound (Blair St., 300 block), Hollidaysburg
40°25′41″N 78°23′32″W / 40.42802°N 78.39221°W / 40.42802; -78.39221 (Daniel Hale Williams)
City African American, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Etna Furnace Etna Furnace near Williamsburg.jpg August 1, 1961 Int. of Etna Furnace Rd, TR 463 and Wm. Penn Hwy. (Missing)
40°31′33″N 78°11′59″W / 40.52575°N 78.19975°W / 40.52575; -78.19975 (Etna Furnace)
Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Fort Roberdeau Fort Roberdeau Apr 10.JPG April 1947 On Skelp Mountain Rd., off I-99 (US 220), E of Bellwood exit
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military
Fort Roberdeau Fort Roberdeau Apr 10.JPG April 1, 1947 at site - Kettle Road (SR 1013), 1 mile SW of Culp (Missing)
40°34′31″N 78°16′05″W / 40.57526°N 78.26807°W / 40.57526; -78.26807 (Fort Roberdeau)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military
Frankstown TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1, 1947 US 22, .6 mile E of Hollidaysburg, and SW of Frankstown
40°25′58″N 78°21′59″W / 40.43288°N 78.36651°W / 40.43288; -78.36651 (Frankstown)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Native American, Paths & Trails
Fred Waring (1900 - 1984) October 6, 2005 SE corner of Pennsylvania Ave. & 11th St., Tyrone
City Music & Theater, Performers
Gallitzin Spring TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1, 1947 SR 3012 eastbound (old U.S. 22) 1 mile E of Cresson
40°26′45″N 78°31′35″W / 40.44576°N 78.52648°W / 40.44576; -78.52648 (Gallitzin Spring)
Roadside Early Settlement, Religion
Gallitzin Spring TransparentPlaceholder.png May 28, 1948 SR 3012 westbound (old U.S. 22) 1 mile E of Cresson
40°26′45″N 78°31′35″W / 40.44576°N 78.52648°W / 40.44576; -78.52648 (Gallitzin Spring)
Roadside Early Settlement, Religion
Harold L. Ickes Ickes.gif September 26, 1994 Altoona Area High School, 1415 Sixth Ave., Altoona
40°30′35″N 78°23′55″W / 40.50962°N 78.39862°W / 40.50962; -78.39862 (Harold L. Ickes)
City Civil Rights, Environment, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 20th Century
Isaac Charles Mishler Mishler Theatre.jpg May 4, 2003 1208 Twelfth Ave. at Mishler Theater, Altoona
40°30′58″N 78°24′08″W / 40.51616°N 78.4022°W / 40.51616; -78.4022 (Isaac Charles Mishler)
City Business & Industry, Music & Theater
Juniata Iron TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1, 1947 SR 3012 (old U.S. 22), 2 miles W of Duncansville (Missing)
Roadside Coal, Iron
Juniata Iron TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1, 1947 SR 3012 (old U.S. 22), 2 miles W of Duncansville (Missing)
Roadside Environment
Leap-The-Dips Roller Coaster Leap The Dips (Lakemont Park).jpg November 28, 2000 Lakemont Park 700 Park Ave., Altoona
40°28′15″N 78°23′37″W / 40.47081°N 78.39357°W / 40.47081; -78.39357 (Leap-The-Dips Roller Coaster)
City Sports
Logan House Logan House engraving.gif April 1, 1947 11th Ave. at 13th St., Altoona
40°30′54″N 78°24′06″W / 40.51502°N 78.40168°W / 40.51502; -78.40168 (Logan House)
Roadside Abraham Lincoln, African American, Business & Industry, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Governors, Inns & Taverns
Lowry Homestead TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1, 1947 U.S. 22, 1.1 miles E of Hollidaysburg (Missing)
Roadside Buildings, Houses & Homesteads, Native American, Paths & Trails
Pennsylvania Railroad Shops Juniata Shops 1988.jpg October 5, 1996 9th Ave. at 13th St., Altoona
40°30′48″N 78°23′59″W / 40.51321°N 78.39985°W / 40.51321; -78.39985 (Pennsylvania Railroad Shops)
City Business & Industry, Railroads, Transportation
Portage Railroad Alpo-incline-trail.jpg April 1, 1947 (SR 3012 / old US 22) westbound, just E of Cambria Co. line
40°27′12″N 78°32′34″W / 40.45331°N 78.5429°W / 40.45331; -78.5429 (Portage Railroad)
Roadside Canals, Railroads, Transportation
Portage Railroad Alpo-engine-house-1.jpg April 1, 1947 (SR 3012 / old US 22) eastbound, just E of Cambria Co. line
Roadside Canals, Railroads, Transportation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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