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Near Hanover Township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Swearingen Cemetery

 
 
Swearingen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 13, 2012
1. Swearingen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Victims of the last Indian murder in Beaver County are buried here. Samuel Swearingen settled here in 1785 and in 1790 near this site his only daughter Mary, wife of Jacob Colvin, and her infant child were scalped and killed. They are buried here in the family plot.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania - Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 40° 30.922′ N, 80° 29.964′ W. Marker is near Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker can be reached from Swearingen Road, 0.6 miles east of Hardin Run Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown PA 15043, 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. Levi Dungan Land Patent (approx. 3.4 miles away); Frankfort Mineral Springs (approx. 4 miles away); Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County Pennsylvania
Swearingen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 13, 2012
2. Swearingen Cemetery Marker
Graves are located on top of hill behind marker.
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(approx. 4 miles away); Hartford's Mill (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); Mill Creek (approx. 5½ miles away); Brickyard Bend (approx. 5.6 miles away in West Virginia); New Cumberland (approx. 5.7 miles away in West Virginia); David Littell House (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. Website homepage (Submitted on January 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Swearingen Cemetery. Internment website entry (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Graves at the Swearingen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
May 1, 2002
3. Graves at the Swearingen Cemetery
Mary (Swearingen) Colvin grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 30, 2014
4. Mary (Swearingen) Colvin grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 19, 2012.   4. submitted on March 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Nov. 29, 2022