Historical Marker Set at Cochranton Landing
The French Creek access site at the foot of the bridge crossing the creek in Cochranton continues to see improvement thanks to the Cochranton Area Redevelopment Effort (CARE). In addition to the picnic and parking area recently renovated by the group, the area is now sporting a new name along with the historical marker planted near its entrance. The park area has been officially recognized by the borough council as Cochranton Landing and will give CARE more leverage to acquire grant money for further development.
Originally, the French Creek historical marker was installed along Rt 322 near Cochranton. Showing its age roadside and hardly visible at 55 mph, CARE, in keeping with one of its mission goals relating to historic preservation, saw an opportunity to see the sign refurbished and re-installed creekside. Working with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), CARE was able to see the sign restored and moved to its present location. In addition to the marker an American flag, a state flag and the newly adopted Cochranton borough flag will stand.
Dedication of the marker is planned for Saturday, July 14, as part of the French Creek Heritage Event slated for that weekend. To date it is known that member of the PHMC will speak and a George Washington re-enactor will arrive by boat. Other details about the ceremony will be forthcoming.