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Forty-One Percent of Pa. Historic Markers Are in Rural Areas

 

February 7, 2019

[Photo by Shaun Marron, wikipedia.org]

A photograph of a Pennsylvania state marker found in West Chester, Pennsylvania. There are 2,483 historical markers, 41 percent of which are in rural areas and 59 percent of which are in urban areas.

Those blue roadside markers with gold lettering scattered around Pennsylvania are signs that history is alive and well in the commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) established the historical marker program to recognize and celebrate the state's history. These historical markers tell the tale of the person, place or event that made history in that spot.

According to PHMC data, there are 2,483 historical markers, 41 percent of which are in rural areas and 59 percent of which are in urban areas.

An informal classification of these markers indicates that 23 per...



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