On South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) at East Diamond Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Named for General Richard Butler, Revolutionary officer. A young George Washington had crossed this area, 1753. County seat was established at Butler in 1803, and the county was home of the Harmony . . . — — Map (db m42636) HM
Near South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) at East Diamond Street, on the right when traveling south.
In memory of
General Richard Butler
Born in Ireland
One of five brothers soldiers distinguished for bravery and devoted service
Captain 2d. Pennsylvania Battalion 1776
Colonel 9th. Pennsylvania Regiment 1777
Major General United . . . — — Map (db m42637) HM
On Hansen Avenue at Renaissance Drive, on the right when traveling north on Hansen Avenue.
In September 1940 a team headed by Karl Probst delivered to the United States Army a prototype for the World War II jeep. This small, four-wheel drive vehicle was produced by the American Bantam Car Company, located one block east. Here, Bantam . . . — — Map (db m42638) HM
On Cornetti Road at Sasse Road, on the right when traveling north on Cornetti Road.
Here are buried an unknown number of local victims of the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-1919—one of historys worst epidemics in terms of deaths. In Butler County, the worst period was early October to early November 1918, with some 260 . . . — — Map (db m78854) HM
On Franklin Road at Plains Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Franklin Road.
Organized in 1806, Plains Presbyterian Church was the first church to form in Cranberry Township. The first services were held in groves and a tent. A log church was built in 1820 replaced by a brick church in 1839 with the present frame structure . . . — — Map (db m44425) HM
On Dutilh Road, 0.1 miles north of Freedom Road (Pennsylvania Route 228), on the left when traveling north.
Crider's Corners, Cranberry Township's main intersection and business district, was located here at Old Perry Highway (now Dutilh Road) and Old Mars/Freedom Road. Site of Meeder's Market and Crider's Garage. From 1908 to 1931 Crider's Corners was a . . . — — Map (db m40574) HM
On Perry Highway (U.S. 19) at Unionville Road, on the right when traveling north on Perry Highway.
Cranberry Township's first post office, Ogle, opened 1850 in the home of Thomas Robinson on old Perry Highway (now Dutilh Road) .09 mile south of here. The post office and Ogle placename later moved to this location where postal services alternated . . . — — Map (db m44378) HM
On Mars-Crider Road (Pennsylvania Route 228) at Franklin Road, on the right when traveling west on Mars-Crider Road.
A major Indian path between the Forks of the Ohio (now Pittsburgh) and the Seneca town of Venango (now Franklin) passed through here. On December 27, 1753, George Washington came this way with frontier scout Christopher Gist as they returned from . . . — — Map (db m160922) HM
On Evans City Road (Pennsylvania Route 68) at Ash Stop Road, on the right when traveling east on Evans City Road.
Returning to Virginia from his historic visit at Fort Le Boeuf, Washington used the adjacent Venango Indian Trail. In this locality, on Dec. 27, 1753, he narrowly escaped death, being shot at by an Indian less than fifteen paces from him. — — Map (db m80462) HM
On Evans City Road (Pennsylvania Route 68) 0.1 miles north of Ash Stop Road, on the right when traveling north.
On the flats of the east side of Connoquenessing Creek, one hundred rods east of this spot, Major George Washington, then a youth twenty-one years of age, narrowly escaped death, being shot at by a hostile Indian, less than fifteen steps distant, on . . . — — Map (db m42639) HM
On South Clearfield Road, 0.1 miles south of McLafferty Road, on the right when traveling south.
Chaplain, 78th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-64. He was credited as Pennsylvanias first Catholic Civil War chaplain and the only one serving a chiefly non-Catholic regiment. Despite the anti-Catholic prejudice of the era, he gained a . . . — — Map (db m42641) HM
The Harmonist Society built the stone foundation of this barn in 1805, as part of a sheep shed for its growing flock. It served the Harmonists until they left Butler County in 1814. The barn was enlarged in the mid-1800's by David Ziegler, son of . . . — — Map (db m155437) HM
On Evans City Road (Pennsylvania Route 68) 0.3 miles west of Raymond P. Shafer Highway (Interstate 79), on the right when traveling east.
Burial place of Harmonist Society, 1805-15. Graves were not marked. The stone wall was built in 1869, after the Harmonists had returned from Indiana and settled at "Old Economy," in Beaver County. — — Map (db m40434) HM
On Main Street at Mercer Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
First home of Harmony Society, founded 1804, by George Rapp and German followers. In 1814 moved to New Harmony, Indiana, and settled at Economy in present Ambridge, Beaver County, in 1825. — — Map (db m40359) HM
On Evergreen Mill Road, on the left when traveling east.
Harmony Society leader George Rapp could meditate at the isolated seat carved into the rock outcrop above, and watch over town activity. The Harmonists grew wine grapes on the treeless slope. Their hilltop music pavilion and the seat were reached by . . . — — Map (db m160502) HM
Near Pittsburgh Street at Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Commissioned 21 December 1963
Decommissioned 1 February 1993
A combat stores ship manned by 430 officers and enlisted personnel
First ship to use UH-460 Sea Knight helicopter for faster record setting replenishments of the US Naval . . . — — Map (db m79970) HM WM
On Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 488) at Monroe Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
One of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. With the Philadelphia Athletics "Rube" Waddell led the American League in strikeouts 6 straight years, topping 20 wins in each of his first 4 years. During his career he won 193 games. He was known . . . — — Map (db m40357) HM
On Butler Street at High Street, on the right when traveling south on Butler Street.
John A. Roebling, inventor of steel wire rope and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, began business at Saxonburg, founded by him in 1832. His son, Washington A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, was born here in 1837. — — Map (db m40575) HM
On North Pike Road (Pennsylvania Route 356) at Cooper Road, on the right when traveling north on North Pike Road.
Known as “Uncle Billy” Smith. In 1859, he drilled the world's first successful oil well with tools that he made in his blacksmith shop near Tarentum. The well, 69½ feet deep, was drilled near Titusville for Colonel Edwin Drake. . . . — — Map (db m42642) HM
Near McKnight Drive, 0.2 miles south of West Beaver Street (Pennsylvania Route 68).
In Loving Memory of
Eliza Walter Passavant
A Devoted Mother
"Given to Hospitality"
Self-Denying in Service
"An Help Meet For"
William Alfred Passavant, D.D.
The Founder of the
Orphan Home . . . — — Map (db m116167) HM