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

Freedom Boat Yards

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 18, 2011
1. Freedom Boat Yards Marker
Inscription. Moving from Phillipsburg, Stephen Phillips and Jonathan Betz built a three acre yard for building of steamboats and barges in 1832, on land bought from Abner Lacock. The firm changed ownership many times in the next forty years. 138 boats and barges built here.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 40° 41.059′ N, 80° 15.192′ W. Marker is in Freedom, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue 0 miles south of 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at parking lot to left of Freedom Fire Station. Marker is in this post office area: Freedom PA 15042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicary House (approx. mile away); Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Water Cure Sanitorium (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Thiel College
Freedom Boat Yards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 18, 2011
2. Freedom Boat Yards Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); New Philadelphia Society (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Michael Camp House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Always A River 1991 (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freedom.
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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