“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ambridge in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Old Economy Memorial

Old Economy Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 6, 2011
1. Old Economy Memorial Marker
Inscription. Maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as a State memorial to the Harmony Society

Organized February 15, 1805
Dissolved December 15, 1905

These buildings erected 1824-1831, comprise a portion of the third settlement by the society.

1st Settlement - Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 1804-1815
2nd Settlement - New Harmony, Posey County, Indiana, 1814-1825
3rd Settlement - Economy, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 1824-1905

Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 35.765′ N, 80° 14.04′ W. Marker is in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65) 0.1 miles south of 15th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located across PA Route 65 from Old Economy. Marker is in this post office area: Ambridge PA 15003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Economy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harmony Society Church (about 500 feet away); Harmony Society Cemetery (approx. mile away); American Bridge Company (approx. half a mile away); Ohio United Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Passenger Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Aliquippa Works (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Colonial Residents (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ambridge.
More about this marker. The marker is pitted and hard to read on the southbound face, and leaning towards the Ohio River. It is also difficult to access the sign, because of busy Route 65 and no roadside berm.
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Old Economy Village. Old Economy Village interprets the history of the Harmony Society, a highly successful 19th century religious communal society, and preserves and interprets the unique material culture of the Society during its period of residence in Beaver County, Pennsylvania for citizens of and visitors to the Commonwealth. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Old Economy Memorial - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on March 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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