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

Townsend Company

 
 
Townsend Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 7, 2011
1. Townsend Company Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1816 by Robert Townsend in Pittsburgh. Moved to Fallston in 1828 to make rivets and wire. The company added other product lines and became a leader in the fastener industry with twelve plants in the United States and Canada. Products were sold worldwide.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania - Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation series list.
 
Location. 40° 43.629′ N, 80° 18.651′ W. Marker is in Fallston, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Fallston Bridge, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Located on the west side of the Fallston Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Brighton PA 15066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx.
Townsend Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 7, 2011
2. Townsend Company Marker
¼ mile away); Robert Townsend House (approx. ¼ mile away); White Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church of New Brighton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Merrick Art Gallery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical and Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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