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

Robert Townsend House

 
 
Robert Townsend House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2011
1. Robert Townsend House Marker
Inscription.  Townsend was founder of an early iron business in county. Being of Quaker stock, he was an active abolishonist. His home built in 1835, was an important stop on the underground railroad before and during the war between the states.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania - Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, and the Quakerism series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 40° 43.553′ N, 80° 18.406′ W. Marker is in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 65/18) 0 miles south of 16th Street, on the right when traveling south. Townsend house is now J.J. Spratt Funeral Home. 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. Underground Railroad (here, next to this marker); This Tablet Marks the Site of (approx. 0.2 miles away); Townsend Company
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Underground Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); White Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of New Brighton (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brighton.
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on December 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Robert Townsend House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2011
2. Robert Townsend House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,484 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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