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New Castle in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lawrence County

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
1. Lawrence County Marker
Inscription.  Formed March 20, 1849 from Beaver and Mercer counties. Its name honors naval hero Captain James Lawrence. County seat, New Castle was laid out in 1802. Between 1890 and 1920 it was one of America's fastest growing cities and center of the tin-plate industry.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 20, 1840.
 
Location. 41° 0.35′ N, 80° 20.817′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Pennsylvania, in Lawrence County. Marker can be reached from North Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle PA 16102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warner Brothers' First Theater (approx. half a mile away); "Squaw Campaign" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kuskuskies Towns (approx. 3.1 miles away); Harbor Creek (approx.
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
2. Lawrence County Marker
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3.7 miles away); Ira D. Sankey (approx. 4.7 miles away); Kush-Kush-Kee (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Kuskuskies Towns (approx. 5.1 miles away); Friedensstadt (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Clavelli History Center(Lawrence County Historical Society)
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Lawrence County Pennsylvania. Official Lawrence County web site. (Submitted on February 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. James Lawrence at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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