Signs of History

ERIE COUNTY

Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Named for Lake Erie, which took its own name from the Erie Indians. Erie, the county seat, was laid out 1795; made a city in 1851. Ships of Perry's fleet which won the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie were built here. (City type: County Courthouse, W 6th St. between Peach & Sassafras, Erie.)

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COLT'S STATION ( PA 89 at PA 430, Colt Station.)
OLD STATE LINE ( PA 8 at Wattsburg.)
IDA M. TARBELL ( PA 8 SW of Wattsburg.)
CLIMAX LOCOMOTIVE ( PA 77 at S end of Corry.)
DRAKE WELL PARK ( PA 8 just S of Union City.)
FRENCH CREEK ( US 19 S of Waterford.)
FORT LE BOEUF ( US 19 in Waterford.)
FORT LE BOEUF MEMORIAL ( Property on US 19, Waterford.)
[FORT LE BOEUF] ( Plaque: US 19 opposite Fort Le Boeuf Museum, Waterford.)
GEORGE WASHINGTON ( US 19 in Waterford.)
LP-GAS INDUSTRY ( US 19 at square in Waterford.)
PRESQUE ISLE PORTAGE ( US 19 N of Waterford.)
OLD STATE LINE ( US 19 at Strongs Corners.)
OLD FRENCH ROAD ( PA 97 S of Erie.)
ERIE ( On main highways leading into city.)
CAPTAIN C. V. GRIDLEY ( E. Lake Rd. [Alternate PA 5], Erie.)
ANTHONY WAYNE ( E. 6th St. (Alternate PA 5) at Ash St., Erie.)
FORT PRESQUE ISLE ( 6th & Parade Sts., Erie.)
HARRY T. BURLEIGH ( E. 6th St. [Alternate PA 5], Erie.)
OLD CUSTOM HOUSE ( State St,, Erie.)
CASHIER'S HOUSE ( 417 State St. in Erie.)
CANAL BASIN ( N end of State St., Erie.)
USS WOLVERINE ( City type: N end State St., Erie.)
FLAGSHIP NIAGARA ( At property on State St., Erie.)
PERRY'S SHIPYARDS ( 6th & Cascade Sts., Erie.)
ERIE EXTENSION CANAL ( US 20 at Asbury Chapel, W of Erie.)
OLD STATE LINE ( PA 99 at McKean.)
EDINBORO STATE COLLEGE ( City type: US 6N at campus in Edinboro.)
ERIE EXTENSION CANAL ( PA 18 at Platea.)
CIRCUS HISTORY ( US 20 at the Diamond in Girard.)
OLD STATE LINE ( PA 5 E of North Springfield.)

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