Homewood in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historically, the falls were an important source of water power for a sawmill located here as well as a nearby stone quarry; the falls also provided a scenic location for local recreation.
Did you know? For many years, this waterfall was known as Buttermilk Falls. The name was apparently given in 1870 by a group of Civil War veterans and their lady friends who came here on a picnic. As they prepared to leave, one of the party proposed a toast to the occasion and beautiful setting, using the primary beverage of the group; buttermilk. Thereafter, locals referred to this place as Buttermilk Falls.
Location. 40° 48.793′ Click for map. Located at Buttermilk Falls Park off of PA 18. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver Falls PA 15010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Homewood Iron Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Homewood Junction (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geneva College (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ingram-Richardson Manufacturing Company (approx. 3 miles away); Second Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); James Beach Clow House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Seamless Tube Industry (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Buttermilk Falls. Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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