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Thomas Sprott House

 
 
Thomas Sprott House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 11, 2011
1. Thomas Sprott House Marker
Inscription. Built by Thomas Sprott in 1804 on land granted him in 1802 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Named "Sprotts Delight," it overlooked the borough of Greersburg, laid out on the lands of Sprott, Greer, and Martin.
 
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° 48.811′ N, 80° 25.421′ W. Marker is in Darlington, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Wallace Drive, on the left when traveling north on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington PA 16115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Darlington Borough (approx. mile away); Greersburg Academy (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Greersburg Academy (approx. mile away); Free Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Permanent Structure of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Thomas Sprott House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 11, 2011
2. Thomas Sprott House Marker
Caughey's Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); McMinn Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chartered In 1798 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darlington.
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical and Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Update on Thomas Sprott House
My wife and I took possession of this house in Nov 2011 (same month as the photos were submitted to HMDB), after several years of it being vacant and exposed to vandals. We moved in the following summer, and are making slow progress on preserving the old house. We have since learned the property was a documented stop on the Underground Railroad. Also, one of the former owners was the composer J.A. Wallace, who was friends of "March King" John Philip Sousa. Mr. Sousa frequently visited the house, and composed some of his marches here (the piano he used is now in a local museum run by the Little Beaver Historical Society). Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted July 29, 2014, by Russell Davis of Darlington, Pennsylvania.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 48 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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