Signs of History

SOMERSET COUNTY

Formed April 17, 1795 out of Bedford County and named for Somersetshire, England. County seat of Somerset was incorporated in 1804. Settlement followed the course of Forbes Road, opened 1758. This farm county is noted for production of maple syrup. (City type: County Courthouse, N Center Ave. at Union St., Somerset.)

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FLORA BLACK (1870~1951) ( US 219. 3 miles NW of Meyersdale.)
NATIONAL ROAD ( US 40 SE of Addison near State line.)
TOLL HOUSE ( Junction US 40 & SR 3002 [old US 40], Addison.)
GREAT CROSSINGS ( US 40 at the Youghiogheny River.)
FORT HILL ( PA 218, 2 miles NE of Ursina.)
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ( SR 3015 [Water Level Rd.] between Somerset & Rockwood.)
ANKENY SQUARE ( City type: Patriot St. at cemetery, Somerset.)
ADAM SCHNEIDER ( City type: NW corner of Square, Somerset.)
HARMON HUSBAND ( PA 31 W of junction with SR 3041 [old US 219], E of Somerset.)
JEREMIAH S. BLACK ( PA 31, 6.5 miles E of Somerset near Brotherton. Erected .)
[JEREMIAH SULLIVAN BLACK] ( Plaque: PA 31 [N side] E of Brotherton.)
FORBES ROAD [FORT DEWART] ( US 30 near Bedford County line.)
FORBES ROAD, 1758. FORT BEDFORD TO FORT DUQUESNE ( Plaque: private road .5 mile N of US 30 just W Bedford County line.)
FORBES ROAD, 1758. FORT BEDFORD TO FORT DUQUESNE ( Plaque: old Central City-Buckstown Rd., 2 miles W of Central City.)
FORBES ROAD (EDMUNDS SWAMP) ( US 30 at Buckstown.)
FORCES ROAD, 1758. FORT BEDFORD TO FORT DUQUESNE ( Plaque: grounds of Forbes High School, Kantner, just E of Stoystown (off US 30).)
LOG GRIST MILL ( PA 985 [old US 219] .5 mile N of Jennerstown.)
FORBES ROAD [THE CLEAR FIELDS] ( US 30 just W of Jennerstown.)
FORBES ROAD, 1758. FORT BEDFORD TO FORT DUQUESNE ( Plaque: SR 4027 [former LR 55092] W of Jennerstown, N of US 30.)

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