Eighteen new Pennsylvania Historical Markers will soon be appearing throughout the state including Warren and Mercer Counties after receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC).

The new markers were selected from 55 applications. They will soon be among the nearly 2,300 blue-with-gold-lettering signs along roads and streets across Pennsylvania.

The additions in northwestern Pennsylvania are:

Cynthia Catlin Miller
Sugar Grove, Warren County

An active organizer of the abolitionist movement in Warren County, Miller harbored many freedom seekers in her home. She founded the Female Assisting Society and the Ladies’ Fugitive Aid Society. One of the leading planners of the 1854 Sugar Grove Convention, she hosted speaker Frederick Douglass in her home.

Springfield Township, Mercer County

Now a historic archaeological site, Pandenarium was a community of free manumitted slaves from the 1850s through the 1930s. Established as part of a small movement intended to afford economic independence through agricultural enterprise, this site offers a rare opportunity to study this type of community and adds to our understanding of the African American experience in Pennsylvania.

You can search all the historical markers here.