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Near Ohioville in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Smiths Ferry

 
 
Smiths Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Smiths Ferry Marker
Inscription. Oil boom town in 1860s-1870s. Oil shipped here on trains and river boats from wells in the Upper Dry Run and Island Run oilfields. Town had a hotel store post office and train station. All gone today. Rockport School remains. Neaby Glasgow had oil refineries.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 40° 38.842′ N, 80° 30.148′ W. Marker is near Ohioville, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Road (Pennsylvania Route 68/168) and Smiths Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east on Midland Road. Click for map. Located across Midland Road from Smiths Ferry Road. Marker is in this post office area: Midland PA 15059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgetown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. half a mile away); The Penna - Virginia Boundary (approx. 0.6 miles
Smiths Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Smiths Ferry Marker
away); The Point of Beginning (approx. 0.9 miles away); Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio); Gateway To The Northwest (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio); Land Ordinance of 1785 / The Seven Ranges (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio).
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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