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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Beaver County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Beaver County, PA (217) Allegheny County, PA (553) Butler County, PA (52) Lawrence County, PA (40) Washington County, PA (343) Columbiana County, OH (110) Hancock County, WV (28)  BeaverCounty(217) Beaver County (217)  AlleghenyCounty(553) Allegheny County (553)  ButlerCounty(52) Butler County (52)  LawrenceCounty(40) Lawrence County (40)  WashingtonCounty(343) Washington County (343)  ColumbianaCountyOhio(110) Columbiana County (110)  HancockCountyWest Virginia(28) Hancock County (28)
Beaver is the county seat for Beaver County
Adjacent to Beaver County, Pennsylvania
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      Columbiana County, Ohio (110)  
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1Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Aliquippa Works
Near Constitution Boulevard offramp (Pennsylvania Route 51) at Station Street.
Aliquippa Works of Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation production commenced in 1909 at this plant once the largest integrated steel plant. Over 14000 persons were employed here. Collective bargaining under the Wagner Act began here in 1937 as a . . . Map (db m48137) HM
2Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — 220 — B.F. Jones Memorial Library
B.F. Jones Memorial Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m212808) HM
3Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Baker Cemetery
Near Meadowlark Drive, 0.1 miles west of Pleasant Drive.
This cemetery was established by George Baker on his land for his family and heirs. His was one of the first permanent families to settle in Beaver County. Cemetery is presently maintained by the trustees of The Blockhouse Baker Association.Map (db m47788) HM
4Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — First Colonial Residents
On PA 51 Offramp at Station Street, on the right when traveling north on PA 51 Offramp.
The first colonial residents of Beaver County lived nearby. Alexander McKee operated a trading post 1769 or earlier. Colonel John Gibson farmed land near his trading post in 1771 then went on to a great military and legal career. McKee became a . . . Map (db m47789) HM
5Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church
On Brodhead Road at Kennedy Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Brodhead Road.
Formerly White Oak Flats. Services were held in a tent on this site as early as 1793. The present structure built in 1976 is the fourth known building used by the congregation.Map (db m45777) HM
6Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Supreme Court Ruling
On Station Street east of Constitution Boulevard, on the left when traveling east.
In a landmark ruling on April 12, 1937, the US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act in the case of the National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. The company had fired unionized workers . . . Map (db m40244) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Ohio United Presbyterian Church
On Longvue Avenue at Maratta Road, on the right when traveling west on Longvue Avenue.
Founded in 1799 as the Flaugherty Run Congregation, the group met in tents or barns at various sites, in 1828 the tent was moved to the village of Scottsville. Erected in 1831 the first church was named for the Ohio River. The present church was . . . Map (db m45776) HM
8Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Passenger Station
Near Station Street, 0.1 miles south of Franklin Avenue.
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Passenger Station Woodlawn, PA This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m86126) HM
9Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Tried Stone Baptist Church
On Washington Street, 0.1 miles south of 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Founded in 1910 by Rev. Onley and five members, was the first church with African American membership in the Aliquippa area. The present site was built in two phases. In 1922 Rev. Jones built the cellar. In 1945 Rev. Roberts built the church . . . Map (db m78298) HM
10Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — American Bridge Company
On 8th Street (Pennsylvania Route 989) at Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65), on the right when traveling east on 8th Street.
This was site of American Bridge Company. Largest steel fabricating plant in the world. Division of United States Steel Corporation erected 1903. During World War II the Marine Department built LST landing crafts here. Closed April 1983.Map (db m44495) HM
11Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Anthony Wayne's Camp
On Duss Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Site of Anthony Wayne's training camp, for the "Legion of the United States" November 1792 to April 1793-his legion trained here to prepare for the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794. Wayne chose this site adjacent to abandoned Logstown, . . . Map (db m40230) HM
12Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shops
On 15th Street at Merchant Street, on the right when traveling west on 15th Street.
Blacksmith Shop But 1826, the Harmony Society's blacksmith shop stood across the street from here on the west side of Merchant Street near Street. The building, valued at $400, contained five forges. One feature of the Society's first . . . Map (db m206147) HM
13Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Carriage House and Summer Kitchen
On Church Street at Creese Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street.
Carriage House The carriage house of the Harmony Society leader, George Rapp, was located at the comer of Thirteenth and Church Streets. In the 1890s the building was changed into a two-story dwelling and rented out. Architect Charles Stotz . . . Map (db m206517) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Distillery, Cider Press, and Laundry
On 15th Street at Merchant Street, on the right when traveling west on 15th Street.
The Harmony Society excelled in making beer, wine, liquor, and whiskey. In fact, the Economy label became synonymous with the best whiskey to be had on the market. However the members mutually agreed to abstain from the general consumption of . . . Map (db m206165) HM
15Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Economy Hotel
On Merchant Street at 14th Street, on the right when traveling south on Merchant Street.
Visitors to Economy stayed at the hotel in the center of town on the southwest comer of 14th and Merchant Streets. Owned and operated by the communal Harmony Society, hired workers later staffed the establishment in the 1890s. Eventually the hotel . . . Map (db m206188) HM
16Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — First Harmonist Church and Fire Department
On 15th Street east of Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
According to tradition, this building served as the first house of worship at Economy for the Harmony Society. In 1831 a second church was completed on Church Street, now known as St. John's Lutheran Church. The cellar of the first church was used . . . Map (db m206122) HM
17Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — For God and Country
Near Merchant Street at 11th Street.
For god and country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to . . . Map (db m176753) WM
18Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Greenhouse and Bakery
On 13th Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling east on 13th Street.
Economy's Greenhouses Because the Harmony Society took a deep interest in the cultivation of flowers and plants, members built a greenhouse in their second town, New Harmony, Indiana (1814-1825) and here their third town, Economy, Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m206476) HM
19Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Harmonist Church / St. John's Lutheran Church
On Church Street at Creese Street, on the right when traveling south on Church Street.
Under the leadership of George Rapp, the Harmonists left the Lutheran church in Wόrttemberg, Germany in the late eighteenth century. They felt the Lutheran Church was corrupt, and wanted to return to the way of the early Christian church just after . . . Map (db m206477) HM
20Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Harmony Society Cemetery — 1824-1951
Near Church Street.
On this site are buried 594 members and workers of the Harmony Society, the people of Old Economy.Map (db m44499) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Harmony Society Church
On Church Street at Creese Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street.
Constructed, 1828-1831, with bricks made by the Society members, this is the second building erected for worship. It is believed designed by Frederick Rapp. The spiritual life of the Society centered here.Map (db m40236) HM
22Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Old Economy
On Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Third and last home, 1825-1905, of the Harmony Society, religious community founded by George Rapp in 1805.Map (db m40245) HM
23Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Old Economy Memorial
On Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65) 0.1 miles south of 15th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as a State memorial to the Harmony Society Organized February 15, 1805 Dissolved December 15, 1905 These buildings erected 1824-1831, . . . Map (db m40721) HM
24Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Schools
Near Church Street at Laughlin Street.
The school block was bounded by Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Church, and Merchant Streets. The large, two-story Blaine House was dismantled and reassembled here some time after the June 1824 arrival of the Harmony Society at Economy. According to . . . Map (db m206120) HM
25Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — SPANG Veterans Memorial
Near Merchant Street at 11th Street.
This tablet is dedicated in sincere tribute to our employees both living and dead, who answered the call of duty to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. • • • • • • • • • Let us cherish the sacred memory of their struggle to . . . Map (db m176755) WM
26Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — The Harmonist Wool Block
On Church Street south of 13th Street, on the right when traveling north.
The southeast block of the intersection of Church and Thirteenth Streets served the Harmony Society's woolen industry amongst other trades. In operation from 1826 until about 1845, the wool mill stood on the corner of Twelfth Street and Ohio View . . . Map (db m206520) HM
27Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Water Pump, Bank, Restaurant, Croatian Club
On Merchant Street at 14th Street, on the right when traveling north on Merchant Street.
This is an original Harmonist house. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the head of household was Andreas Kotrba (alternately spelled Gotterwa) (1807-1880), the boss blacksmith for the Harmony Society. According to John S. Duss . . . Map (db m206189) HM
28Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Down The Ohio — In 1803 — September 2nd —
On Pennsylvania Route 65, on the right when traveling north.
Lewis wrote in his journal, “At nine o’clock reached Logtown Riffle, unloaded and with much difficulty got over. But were detained for four hours.” He noted "the hills on either side of the Ohio are from 3 to 400 feet,” running parallel on each . . . Map (db m176897) HM
29Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Hill Cemetery
On Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65) at Logan Lane, on the right when traveling east on Ohio River Boulevard.
This cemetery was originally part of the Depreciation Lands (Leet's District), Tract #22, and was surveyed by Daniel Leet in 1785. Known as "McKean", it was patented to Governor Thomas McKean for his service in the American Revolution. After his . . . Map (db m46823) HM
30Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Hill Cemetery
On Pennsylvania Route 65, on the left when traveling north.
Founded 1819 by Jonathan Hill. Redoubt and blockhouse of Legion Ville Cantonment located in sw corner. Indian burial mound on western edge of cemetery. Two veterans of the American Revolution and seven union soldiers are interred here.Map (db m176898) HM
31Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Legion of the United States Encampment
On Duss Avenue at Anthony Wayne Drive, on the left when traveling north on Duss Avenue.
On the plateau, southwest of this spot, was situated the camp of the army of General Anthony Wayne. This army, known as the Legion of the United States, encamped at this place when on the expedition against the Indians west of the Ohio from . . . Map (db m40299) HM
32Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Legionville
Near Duss Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Anthony Wayne Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Gen. Anthony Wayne's army camped here Nov. 1792 to April 1793, preparing for the campaign which led to the Battle of Fallen Timbers with the Northwest Indians.Map (db m56581) HM
33Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Legionville Monument
On Duss Avenue at Anthony Wayne Drive, on the left when traveling north on Duss Avenue.
. . . Map (db m40300) HM WM
34Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Logstown
On Duss Avenue at Anthony Wayne Drive, on the left when traveling north on Duss Avenue.
One of the large Indian towns on the upper Ohio was located nearby in 1727-58. Important conferences were held here between the British, French, and Indians in the struggle for the Ohio country.Map (db m40240) HM
35Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Logstown — (1725 - 1758)
On Duss Avenue at Anthony Wayne Drive, on the left when traveling north on Duss Avenue.
An historic Indian village, was located a short distance northwest of this spot. It was founded by Shawnees and later occupied also by Delawares, Senecas, Mohawks and Wyandots. Here in 1748 Conrad Weiser, agent of Pennsylvania, negotiated a treaty . . . Map (db m40298) HM
36Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Logstown
On Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65) 0.1 miles north of Logan Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Located near here was the large Indian village of Logstown 1727-1758 important conferences were held and disputes settled between British, French and Indians in the struggle for the Upper Ohio Valley TerritoryMap (db m44494) HM
37Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Logstown
On Duss Avenue at Anthony Wayne Drive, on the left when traveling north on Duss Avenue. Reported missing.
A short distance southeast of this spot, along the banks of the river, was situated the village of Logstown one of the largest Indian settlements on the upper Ohio. It was the scene of many important conferences between the French, the British and . . . Map (db m56580) HM
38Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Saint Matthew's Church
On St. Matthew's Church Road, on the right when traveling south.
On January 1, 1838, Reverend F. Winter organized the German Evangelical Reformed and Lutheran congregation, later named Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church. Original log church 1840-1855. Present church dedicated 1855.Map (db m49431) HM
39Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Site of First Mass
On Logan Road at Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65), on the right when traveling east on Logan Road.
Near here at the Indian Village of Logstown, Reverand Father Joseph De Bonnecamps, S.J. celebrated the first Holy Catholic mass in Beaver County August 9, 1749. The mass marked the beginning of Christianity in Beaver County.Map (db m49429) HM
40Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — "Salpattica"
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Depression era dollhouse built circa 1937 donated by the Robert F. Garvin, Sr. Family Exhibit preparation by Anthony J. Perini, 2018 Eagle Scout Project, Troop 406Map (db m176905) HM
41Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — A New Era Begins 1986-Present
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
A darkness hung over the county when our manufacturing heart was torn from us. County population continued to decline as more of our youthful citizens were forced to leave the area in order to find jobs. Although recovery began slowly . . . Map (db m177011) HM
42Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — A Walk Through Beaver Country History
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Beaver County has a storied past beginning with the Native Americans who first roamed the land through its heyday as an industrial powerhouse and beyond. Historically our people and industries have helped build America and win her wars. Past and . . . Map (db m176914) HM
43Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — African Americans
On East End Avenue just south of 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 68), on the right when traveling north.
Among the earliest settlers in the county were the slaves Fortune and Lunn, who were brought here by Levi Dungan around 1772. Many of the later African Americans who either eventually settled or passed through Beaver County came as they followed . . . Map (db m177037) HM
44Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Agnew Square
On 3rd Street at Commerce Street on 3rd Street.
For Honorable Judge Daniel Agnew, 1809-1902. Eminent jurist, author and respected citizen. Judge of the 17th District 1851 to 1863; then appointed to Pennsylvania Supreme Court, becoming Chief Justice in 1873. His home, where he resided over 60 . . . Map (db m40227) HM
45Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver Area Heritage Foundation
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
1967 Beaver Area Heritage Foundation founded. 1978 Fort Mclntosh (built 1778) archeology completed and the River Road historic site opened to the public. 1998 The Foundation established the Beaver Area Heritage Museum in the renovated 1910 . . . Map (db m176908) HM
46Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County Civil War Memorial
On 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 68) east of Commerce Street, on the right when traveling east.
Erected to the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Beaver County Restored and Rededicated July 4, 1988Map (db m204289) WM
47Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County Fair Grounds
On 4th Street at Sharon Road, on the right when traveling west on 4th Street.
Beaver County Agriculture Society formed January 26, 1853. Site of annual fairs until 1899. Located between Leopard Lane, Otter Lane, Sharon Road and Fair Avenues. First board of managers: John Carothers, Thomas Thorniley, Thomas McKinley, Daniel . . . Map (db m49426) HM
48Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County Firsts
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
March 5, 1793 The first Free Masons Lodge existed in the county when the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania granted Warrant #58 to a number of officers and men camping at Legion Ville. April 21, 1794 - Service Theological Seminary (Eudolpha Hall) . . . Map (db m177045) HM
49Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County Is Born 1800-1814
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Prior to 1800 Beaver County did not exist as we know it today and was, at various times, part of several other much older counties. On March 12, 1800, Beaver County was officially formed from parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties. The Borough . . . Map (db m176917) HM
50Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County Korean War Memorial
On Market Street at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Market Street.
In Honor Of All Veterans Who Served In The Korean War Era In Memory Of Those Veterans From Beaver County Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice 1950 - 1953 David Albanese • Melvin F. Anderson • Joseph M. Barna • Homer Bruington • . . . Map (db m204292) WM
51Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County National Firsts
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
November 1778 - Fort McIntosh was erected at the present site of Beaver becoming the first United States military post on the "Indian side” (northern side) of the Ohio River. September - 30, 1785 -Thomas Hutchins began the first survey of U.S. . . . Map (db m177049) HM
52Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County Vietnam War Memorial
On 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 68), on the right when traveling west.
In sacred memory of those who served in Vietnam and those who remain missing in action. From the people of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. In memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result . . . Map (db m204294) WM
53Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver County World War II Memorial
On 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 68), on the right when traveling east.
In Memoriam Of Beaver Area Veterans Who Lost Their Lives In World War II Stephen J. Anzio • Henry Baker • John Baker • Milton A. Bennett • Wilbert E, Black • Alfred W. Boggs • Donald C. Boyde • Joseph J. Brozich • William . . . Map (db m204296) WM
54Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver Log Home
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Relocation and reconstruction of this original 1802 Beaver Log House was made possible by grants from the P.M. Moore Foundation, whose generous support of the Beaver Area Historical Museum is hereby gratefully acknowledgedMap (db m176907) HM
55Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Big Industry Brings Progress 1901-1917
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Just after the turn of the century, large industries recognized the advantages of locating within the county, and began moving here. Some, like the steel companies, chose plots of ground along the Ohio River and began building not only their . . . Map (db m177001) HM
56Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Brigadier General William Irvine — (1741-1804)
On 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north.
Irish born, educated in medicine, Irvine practiced in Carlisle till the Revolutionary War. Led a Pennsylvania Regiment in important campaigns. In 1781, chosen by Washington to command western department, headquartered at Fort Pitt. Headed . . . Map (db m40232) HM
57Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Commanding Officers — Fort McIntosh
On River Road east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east.
Col. John Gibson - 1778 Brig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh - 1778 Lt. Col. Richard Campbell - 1778 Col. Daniel Brodhead - 1778-1779 Capt. John Clark - 1779 & 1781 Capt. Samuel Dawson - 1779 Capt. Robert Beal - 1779 Capt. Simon Morgan - 1779 . . . Map (db m44746) HM
58Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — County Growth Continues 1881-1900
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
During this period, new industries popped up such as Mayer China and the Keystone Driller Company, along with many others. The rise of these industries created a demand for a rapid increase in transportation, which was partially answered with the . . . Map (db m176998) HM
59Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Down The Ohio — In 1803 — September 3rd —
On River Road, on the right when traveling east.
Lewis "Passed the mouth of Big Beaver Creek [now Beaver River] and came to anchor off McIntosh, being 2 and a half miles” where he "discharged one of my hands.” After passing the riffle below McIntosh, they were stuck about three miles further . . . Map (db m204302) HM
60Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Early Industry And Development 1815-1860
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This period of our county history saw the establishment of early industry and the infrastructure that would support it. Prior to this time, ferries, not bridges, had been used to move wagons and people across the rivers. Boat building- first . . . Map (db m176918) HM
61Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Early Settlement 1772-1799
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Despite the threat of Indian attack and the hardships of life on the frontier, early white settlers began trickling into the area south of the Ohio River, attracted by fertile farmland, river transportation, and an abundance of natural resources. . . . Map (db m176916) HM
62Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Event Lawn Belvedere
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This unique structure was repurposed from the turret roof of this 1890 mansion located nearby at 199 Beaver Street. The stone steps are now a landscape wall. It was built by Civil War veteran and prominent attorney James Cunningham and . . . Map (db m176903) HM
63Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Famous Athletes
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Hall Of Famers Vito "Babe” Parilli - Hometown: Rochester Member of College Football Hall of Fame Super Bowl Champion Mike Ditka - Hometown: Aliquippa Member of College Football Hall of Fame & Pro Football Hall of Fame Three-time . . . Map (db m177027) HM
64Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — First Court — February 6, 1804
On 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west.
Near this marker sat the first court in Beaver County. The court convened in a tavern owned by Abner Lacock. Judge Jesse Moore presided. His associate judges were Abner Lacock, John H. Reddick and Joseph Caldwell. David Johnson was Prothonotary. The . . . Map (db m40234) HM
65Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh
On 3rd Street at Insurance Street, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street.
The first United States military post north of the Ohio. Located on River Road, in the area between Bank, Insurance, and Market Streets. Built in 1778 and scene of Treaty of Fort McIntosh in 1785; also a survey base. Abandoned in 1791.Map (db m40235) HM
66Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh
On River Road east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east.
1778 — • — 1916 This Marks the Site of Fort McIntosh First United States Military Fort On the north side of the Ohio River —————————— Erected by The . . . Map (db m44745) HM
67Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh
On River Road at Insurance Street, on the right when traveling east on River Road.
Fort McIntosh, 1778-1788, built by General Lachlan McIntosh's continentals of the 8th Pennsylvania and 13th Virginia, veterans of Saratoga, Brandywine, Germantown, and Valley Forge, and Virginia Militia, was the first fort built north of the Ohio by . . . Map (db m44747) HM
68Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
On River Road east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east.
Many famous names were associated with Fort McIntosh, including commanders Lachlan McIntosh, Danial Brodhead and Josiah Harmar, treaty commissioners George Rogers Clark, Richard Butler and Arthur Lee, geographer Thomas Hutchins, and presidential . . . Map (db m44748) HM
69Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh — 1778 - 1788
On River Road east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east.
[Left Side of Text]: First Home of the U.S. Army After the American Revolution was won, Congress authorized formation of a small regular army for general defense. This unit, formed under Col. Josiah Harmar, was named the first . . . Map (db m44750) HM
70Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
On River Road east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east.
Much forged iron was found near this site, suggesting it was the location of the blacksmith or armorer's shop. The top edge of the slope, now greatly eroded, was much wider in 1778, and would have accommodated the shop and barracks, as well as the . . . Map (db m44753) HM
71Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
On River Road at Insurance Street, on the right when traveling east on River Road.
Visible here are remains of stone fireplace hearths and a portion of the original footer for the south wall of the fort. Artifacts found here included USA buttons and artillery projectiles, suggesting this may have been officers' quarters and . . . Map (db m44886) HM
72Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
On River Road at Insurance Street, on the right when traveling east on River Road.
The size and shape of the fort was confirmed by the angle of the nearby foundation wall, which matches the opposite wall on the west side. The fort was very large and well built, constructed of square - hewn logs laid horizontally on stone . . . Map (db m44888) HM
73Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1776 The Frontier
On River Road, on the right when traveling east.
In the early years of the American Revolution, while British and American armies battled along the east coast, the western frontier was relatively quiet. Sporadic raids by both whites and Indians had been climaxed by "Lord Dunmore's War" in . . . Map (db m204298) HM
74Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1778 The Campaign
On River Road, on the right when traveling east.
In June 1778, with the French Alliance a reality and Valley Forge behind it, the Board of War ordered an expedition against Fort Detroit to counter the British disruption of the western frontier. Washington ordered the 8th Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m204297) HM
75Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1784-1785 The First American Regiment and The Treaty of Fort McIntosh
On River Road, on the right when traveling east.
In October 1784 a treaty was drawn at Fort Stanwix, New York, between the Americans and the Six Nations of the Iroquois in which the Indian Nations were to forfeit all claims to a small portion of Westem New York as well as to the Ohio Country . . . Map (db m204300) HM
76Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1978 The Site Restoration
On River Road, on the right when traveling east.
In 1974, an archaeological excavation was undertaken to determine the exact location and configuration of the Fort McIntosh site. From stone footers and other artifacts uncovered by the dig, the size and shape were discovered to be much larger . . . Map (db m204299) HM
77Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Fort McIntosh Site — 1778 - 1788 — Birthplace of 1st American Regiment —
On River Road at Market Street, on the right when traveling east on River Road.
This marks the western boundary of Fort McIntosh, erected here in 1778 in defense of the western frontier. • • • • • Following the Revolutionary War, a treaty with the Native Americans was drawn at Fort McIntosh in 1785. The occasion was . . . Map (db m44734) HM
78Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — General Lachlan McIntosh
On River Road east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east.
General Lachlan McIntosh First Commander, Fort McIntosh President, Society of the Cincinnati in The State of Georgia, 1783-1789 Erected by the Society 1978Map (db m44737) HM
79Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Growth And Decline 1946-1985
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
As county life attempted to return to normal following the end of WWII, the county was once again in an economic boom, and the emphasis turned to recreation. This period saw the establishment of our county parks, a new county airport in Chippewa, . . . Map (db m177007) HM
80Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Herb Gardening
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Herb gardening is an ancient art that embraces our history and culture, and gives us a window on life in a frontier settlement. This herb garden is a memorial to Wandalea Smith, a dedicated herbalist whose own garden contained many of the more . . . Map (db m176906) HM
81Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — History Of Beaver Station & Vicinity
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
1851 - Rail service came to Beaver County with the Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad operating along the north bank of the Ohio River. 1855 - The Stone family built the first of two houses on this site that were later acquired by the P&LE for the . . . Map (db m176913) HM
82Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Immigration and Migration Patterns
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Beaver County was built by the labor of many generations of people who moved here to begin a new life. It began with the earliest pioneers who braved the wilderness and its dangers to clear the land for farms, on which they built a foundation for . . . Map (db m177024) HM
83Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Industry Flourishes 1861-1880
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Patriotism has aiways been a Beaver County trait, and it was no different when the Civil War exploded on the scene. Eleven of the 270 regiments that the State of Pennsylvania raised contained one or more companies composed of Beaver County men, and . . . Map (db m176994) HM
84Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — King Beaver's Town
On 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 68) at Wilson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street.
Present Beaver perpetuates the name of a Delaware chief and of his village near here. Its location along the Ohio-Beaver River trails gave it importance in the fur trade.Map (db m40238) HM
85Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Labor Movement and Wagner Act
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
The most important factor that drove the growth of industry in Beaver County was the dedication of the workforce in producing the best quality product. These dedicated workers, led by men of great vision and ambition, helped make American . . . Map (db m177025) HM
86Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Matthew S. Quay
On 3rd Street at Insurance Street, on the left when traveling west on 3rd Street.
Home of the noted state and national political leader is near here. He rose, between 1856-1887, from local and state offices to United States Senator. A Republican Party leader from 1887 until his death in 1904.Map (db m40241) HM
87Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Matthew Stanley Quay Home
On College Avenue at 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on College Avenue.
This house, built by Samuel French, about 1845, was the home (1884-1904) of Matthew Stanley Quay. Born in 1833, Quay graduated at age 17 from Jefferson College. His first political office was as prothonotary. After a brilliant Civil War record and . . . Map (db m49428) HM
88Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — McIntosh Square
On 3rd Street at Commerce Street, on the left when traveling west on 3rd Street.
In honor of Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh; born 1727 in Scotland, died 1806. Appointed Western Department Commander of the Continental Army by General Washington May 1778. Erected Fort McIntosh in the fall of 1778, serving as its first . . . Map (db m40242) HM
89Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Military Service
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Fall 1764 – British Colonel Henry Bouquet, then commander of Fort Pitt, led an army of 1,500 into the Ohio country to help quell an Indian uprising known as "Pontiac's Rebellion.” The army encamped along the Tuscarawas Trail near the present-day . . . Map (db m177030) HM
90Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Native Americans-Early Contact 1600-1771
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Prior to the 17th century, the area we know today as Beaver County was inhabited by the Monongahela People, of whom we know little. These early natives disappeared from the area sometime in the early 1600s. The earliest European visitors to the . . . Map (db m176915) HM
91Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Pittsburg & Lake Erie RR Freight House
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Historic Landmark Pittsburgh & Lake Erie RR Freight House Built by Anderson and Cook in 1910 Opened as Beaver Area Heritage Museum in 1998 Historic rehabilitation by Beaver Area Heritage FoundationMap (db m176904) HM
92Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Historic Landmark Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station Designed by R. P. Forsberg, operated from 1897 to 1985 served as Beaver County 911 Center from 1986 to 2010 Opened as Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center in 2015 Historic . . . Map (db m176902) HM
93Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Properties On The National Register of Historic Places
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
1966 - "Point of Beginning” in Ohioville on the PA/Ohio line 1966 - Old Economy Village in Ambridge 1974 - The Captain William Vicary Mansion in Freedom 1975 – Greersburg Academy in Darlington 1975 - Legion Ville near Ambridge 1975 - . . . Map (db m177041) HM
94Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Richmond Little Red Schoolhouse
On Park Road at Grove Drive, on the left when traveling north on Park Road.
In continuous service as a schoolhouse from 1844-1950. During its 106 years it exemplified the basic element of the American public school system of the 19th century, a one room school in which one teacher taught eight different grades.Map (db m50886) HM
95Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — The Tuscararas Trail
On Tuscarawas Road at Cooper Drive, on the right when traveling east on Tuscarawas Road.
The great trail between Fort Pitt and Detroit was traveled for years by Indians. It was used by the expeditions of Bouquet's Royal Americans. Blackwatch. Virginia and Pennsylvania Militia in 1764 and McIntosh's Continentals and Virginia Militia in . . . Map (db m50185) HM
96Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Transportation
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Rivers: 1785/1964 - With the opening of the Indian lands on the north side of the Ohio River, ferries began operating to carry settlers and goods across. Some of the earliest included: Chrisler's Ferry (Shippingport) and Thomas Smith's . . . Map (db m177039) HM
97Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Water Lot
On 5th Street at Wayne Street, on the right when traveling west on 5th Street.
Source of water to Beaver Borough 1802-1886. From hillside springs, pipes bored from logs carried water to the center of town. First reservoir, built 1845 from native stone, still stands.Map (db m49427) HM
98Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Wayne Park
On Bank Street at Beaver Street, on the right when traveling south on Bank Street.
Named for General Anthony Wayne, his defeat of the Indians in 1794 made possible peaceful settlement of the Ohio Territory and beyond.Map (db m79944) HM
99Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — Women in Beaver County
On East End Avenue just south of 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 68), on the left when traveling south.
1772 - Mary Dungan became one of the first medical practitioners in the county when she arrived here with her husband Levi and family. Although she was not formally trained, Mary had studied medicine with Dr. Benjamin Rush and brought her . . . Map (db m177036) HM
100Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver — World War I to World War II 1918-1945
On East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Beaver County industry and life were booming as the country became involved in WWI. Once again, we were well represented as Beaver Falls native Colonel Joseph H. Thompson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. As the war drew to a close, . . . Map (db m177004) HM

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Jan. 30, 2023