Huntingdon County History  


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Historical Landmarks & Attractions

  • Wayne's History of The Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad and Coal Co.

  • Historical walking tour of Huntingdon Borough

  • Standing Stone - The Standing Stone is located at Penn & William Smith Streets in Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon County, PA

  • Juniata College

  • The Huntingdon County Courthouse(s)

  • The Hunt Signal Tower

  • Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum - The museum contains many of the historic papers and artifacts relating to the East Broad Top Railroad and surrounding industries and culture which the FEBT has in its collection. Each year the museum collection grows in quantity and quality of presentation.

  • Keystone Foundry - The Keystone Foundry Museum is located in the Borough of Hopewell. Information call 814-928-5322 or 928-5111 or Write to: Hopewell Area Senior Citizens, Keystone Foundry Committee, P.O. Box 12, Hopewell, Pa. 16650.

  • Natural Wonders

  • Sunday Rock - Enter Saxton Borough from the north west you can see a sandstone out crop along the ridge.

  • Coke Ovens - Riddlesburg, PA. The 48 brick, beehive coke ovens were a part of a much larger iron-making industry.

  • Trough Creek State Park - The American Indians knew the Great Trough Creek Valley as a peaceful place to live and hunt, but were displaced by colonists who came to harness the natural power of the moving water......

  • Saxton Nuclear Power Plant, Saxton - From 1962 to 1972, the Saxton Nuclear Power Plant was the second privately owned nuclear reactor in the United States. Currently being decommissioned. Article written by the Post-Gazette

  • Purple Heart Highway - 1-866-767-1990 - The Purple Heart Highway, PA Route 45, honors all wounded veterans and especially Lt. George H. Ramer, posthumous recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the MOPH.  The 100 mile corridor spills over to Raystown Lake and Danville, encompassing covered bridges and caverns, streams and lakes, museums and monuments, ethnic festivals, food and farmers markets, as well as camps and trails for all seasons.
  • East Broad Top Railroad -  PO Box 158 814)-447-3011 Oldest and most complete narrow gauge railroad in North America, Original equipment on original right of way.

  • Huntingdon County Heritage Committee, Huntingdon (814) 643-5091

  • Greenwood Furnace: A walk through historic Greenwood Furnace creates images of the community that flourished here from 1834 to 1904. Greenwood Furnace was a busy industrial complex, with all the noise and dirt of a 19th century ironmaking community. The Greenwood Furnace National Historic District features many buildings from the town and a costumed interpreter.
  • Whipple Dam State Park




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