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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Townsend house is now J.J. Spratt Funeral Home. Marker is in this post office area: New Brighton PA 15066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Townsend Company (approx. mile away); Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick (approx. mile away); White Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. half a mile away);
Robert Townsend House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2011
2. Robert Townsend House Marker
Merrick Art Gallery (approx. half a mile away); Junction Park (approx. mile away); Pennsylvania Canal System (approx. 0.9 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.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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