Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285
N 39° 48.915 W 079° 01.416
17S E 669164 N 4409120
Quick Description: The borough was named for Peter Meyers, a local farmer who was integral to the beginning of the town. The sign features a portrait of Peter Meyers in relief.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2021 2:19:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM14E8P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
Views: 3

Long Description:
The sign is mounted twenty feet high on a brick building with a colorful mural that depicts the heritage of Meyersdale. The welcome sign features a portrait of Peter Meyers done in relief on a red background.

"Meyersdale was first settled as early as 1776, but the growth of the town dates from the advent of the first railroad in 1871. Coal mining began in the next year.

The borough was named for an early settler: Peter Meyers, a local farmer who was integral to the beginning of the town. Early names for Meyersdale included Meyers Mills and Dale City. Jacob Olinger had 30 lots laid out on his land in 1844 with Alexander Philson of Berlin serving as the surveyor. Additional lots were laid out in 1852, with M.D. Miller acting as the surveyor, and in 1869, with Kenneth McCloud as surveyor. Around the same time, Peter Meyers had lots laid out on his land and the Beachley family had lots laid out on their land. The Olinger and Beachley lots were organized together in 1872 and named Dale City. The Meyers lots were added in 1874, and the name was changed to Meyersdale. The Amity Reformed Church was organized about 1851, and the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1852, and both congregations shared a union churchhouse from 1854 until 1875.

In 1981-82, Meyersdale received an All-America City Award from the National Civic League. The Meyersdale Wind Farm began commercial operations in 2003."

Wikipedia

Location: Near the town square as part of a mural

Plaque: no

Construction Material: Carved wood

Web Address: [Web Link]

Sign Date: Not listed

Occasion Commemorated: Not listed

Artist: Not listed

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