Homewood in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historically, the falls were an important source of water power for a sawmill located here as well as a nearby stone quarry; the falls also provided a scenic location for local recreation.
Did you know? For many years, this waterfall was known as Buttermilk Falls. The name was apparently given in 1870 by a group of Civil War veterans and their lady friends who came here on a picnic. As they prepared to leave, one of the party proposed a toast to the occasion and beautiful setting, using the primary beverage of the group; buttermilk. Thereafter, locals referred to this place as Buttermilk Falls.
Location. 40° 48.793′ Touch for map. Located at Buttermilk Falls Park off of PA 18. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver Falls PA 15010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Homewood Iron Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Homewood Junction (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geneva College (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ingram-Richardson Manufacturing Company (approx. 3 miles away); Second Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 3½ miles away); James Beach Clow House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Seamless Tube Industry (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Buttermilk Falls. Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 225 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.