The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, in use 1838-1872. Chartered by both states,
1827. Joined Beaver Canal just below New Castle, linking Pittsburgh with Youngstown and Cleveland. Followed Mahoning River on line of present railroad. — — Map (db m202318) HM
Northern terminus, Beaver Division of Pennsylvania Canal system, completed to this point, 1834. Important shipping point before completing "Cross-Cut Canal" to Ohio, 1838, and Erie Extension to Greenville, 1840. — — Map (db m51143) HM
Famous singing evangelist, fellow-worker with Dwight L. Moody in Europe and in America, was born August 28, 1840, at Edinburg, in a house since removed. He died in Brooklyn, New York, on August 13, 1908. — — Map (db m40217) HM
Home of the Wolf Clan of Delaware Indians and capital of Chief Packanke.
This was the farthest point west reached by General Edward Hand in his expedition against the Indians along the Cuyahoga River in 1778, known as the Squaw Campaign. — — Map (db m167524) HM
Of this group of towns, the last one occupied by the Indians stood near here in 1785, when Gen. Wm. Irvine toured the Donation Lands just before their division into tracts given to Revolutionary soldiers. — — Map (db m193790) HM
Dedicated to the men and women of Mahoning Township who served
during World War II and to those who made the supream sacrifice
Arena, Patsy . . . — — Map (db m202384) WM
On October 2nd, 1942, Charles Follette Jr. was attending a Lincoln High School football game. On that day, the Boy Scouts worked as crowd control, helping to make sure spectators stayed off of the field. Junior (as he was called by his family) was . . . — — Map (db m232161) HM
Born and raised in Ellwood City, played Major League Baseball for four teams over 12 seasons, beginning in 1923. An outfielder, he set batting records during his 1930 season with the Chicago Cubs with 56 home runs, which stood for 68 years, and 191 . . . — — Map (db m232157) HM
A block away was the plant in which Ralph C. Stiefel, the Swiss-born engineer, invented the rotary piercing process for making steel tubing in 1895. He helped found Ellwood Weldless Tube Company, which became a nucleus for the National Tube Division . . . — — Map (db m167526) HM
Valley of Many Waters. First settled by Samuel Harnit in 1800. Relocated from Old Enon which was settled by Enoch Marvin. P.FT. W.&C. Railroad completed in 1851 created station. Roundhouse repair shops. Town once had three hotels and I.O.O.F. Hall. — — Map (db m72186) HM
John D. Carlo
Norman Elder, Jr.
Richard Giesecke, Jr.
E. William Gordon . . . — — Map (db m203976) WM
World War I
James M. Fristik, Sr.
Albert J. Martin
Roy L. Goss
Daniel A. McKean II
Walter G. Harris
Lyman F. Schultz
World War II
Joseph N. Benetti
William G. Dannels
Bernard T. . . . — — Map (db m203966) WM
World War I
J. Holmes Braden
Myron Inboden . . . — — Map (db m231314) WM
Manufacturer of black powder
This memorial is dedicated to the
eight men who worked here and lost
their lives doing their jobs.
Joe . . . — — Map (db m202323) HM
Around 1804, Septimus Cedwalader
and his family settled at Quaker Falls.
They were Quakers, as the town's
name will suggest, who came from
Brownsville, Fayette County in the
twenty years after Cadwalader laid
the stones of his home and grist . . . — — Map (db m202321) HM
The site, known as Quaker Falls, is at
the entrance to the former village of
Quakertown. The remnants of the
village of Quakertown lies just ½
mile Northeast of the falls. Located
in Mahoning Township, Lawrence
County and owned by the . . . — — Map (db m202324) HM
Paleo-Indian (14,000 B.C.-8000 B.C.)
Located about 70 miles away,
Meadowcroft Rock Shelter in
Washington County, has suggested
through radiocarbon dating that there
has been occupation in Pennsylvania
as early as 14,000 B.C.
Archaic . . . — — Map (db m202325) HM
This bridge is one of the longest of four
Howe truss bridges left in Pennsylvania.
William Howe patented his design in
1840, His was the first to use iron with
wood and was the forerunner of all-iron
bridges. Most of the . . . — — Map (db m167527) HM
Founded 1770 by Christian Delaware Indians brought from upper Allegheny by the Reverend David Zeisberger. Settling on the eastern river-bank on May 3, they moved to the west side about three months later.
Marker #2 . . . — — Map (db m40214) HM
This stone marks the site of the former Moravian Indian village of Languntoutenunk, or Friedensstadt, or city of Peace. Settled by the Moravian Indians in the spring of 1770. The majority of the members of this Mission had formerly belonged to the . . . — — Map (db m49396) HM
500 unruly militia, under command of Gen. Edward Hand, left Pittsburgh to attack British at present Cleveland, February 1778. At an Indian town in the river-fork below here, they killed a man and an old woman; then returned home. — — Map (db m72992) HM
Sent by Provincial officials to draw Indian friendship away from the French, the Moravian missionary held councils at Kuskuskies Towns, August to November, 1758. His work, and the threat of General Forbes' army, forced the French to leave . . . — — Map (db m52131) HM
Important group of Indian towns on and near site of present New Castle. First inhabited by Senecas; but after 1756 settled chiefly by Delawares from eastern Pennsylvania. Abandoned during Revolutionary War. — — Map (db m40215) HM
Formed March 20, 1849 from Beaver and Mercer counties. Its name honors naval hero Captain James Lawrence. County seat, New Castle was laid out in 1802. Between 1890 and 1920 it was one of America's fastest growing cities and center of the tin-plate . . . — — Map (db m40218) HM
Mahoningtown Veterans Honor Roll
WORLD WAR II
PFC Glenn F. Baxter USA
LTCOL John B. Brettell USA
MM2/C Attillio Castrucci USN
T/SGT Willis Cheek USAF
PFC Frank J. Chmura USA
CPL Carl Deegan USA
PFC John L. Diana USA
LT Clarence . . . — — Map (db m199970) WM
These adjacent four corners form the East Diamond. The East and West Diamonds are commonly referred to as the Town Square. The rare Double Diamond design is part of the original 1824 drawing of New Wilmington by James Waugh. The Diamonds were . . . — — Map (db m105647) HM
These adjacent four corners form the West Diamond. The East and West Diamonds are commonly referred to as the Town Square. The rare Double Diamond design is part of the original 1824 drawing of New Wilmington by James Waugh. The Diamonds were . . . — — Map (db m105649) HM
Founded by the Associate, now United Presbyterian, Church. Chartered 1852. One of first two colleges in Pennsylvania to grant degrees to women, and the first to grant them the A. B. degree, in 1857. — — Map (db m51140) HM
Paleo-Indian Period (14,000-8,000 B.C.)
During the Paleo-Indian Period in North America, the landscape became more compatible for humans to survive. The American Indian population was very low during this time, and they sustained a carnivorous . . . — — Map (db m203050) HM
The topography, climate, and soil makes western Pennsylvania well-suited for the dairy and agricultural industry, and on well-drained soils, crops produced here include oats, wheat, potatoes, and corn. Poorly-drained . . . — — Map (db m203051)
European Contact: 17th and 18th Centuries
French and English fur traders and explorers began to traverse the Allegheny Mountains in the late 17th century. The American Indians traded primarily beaver, mink, and other . . . — — Map (db m203055) HM
To promote the divine teachings a society here was organized in 1804 and the first building shortly thereafter erected. successive houses of worship to serve the growing congregation were erected in 1835, 1856, and 1898.
Ira D. Sankey
Noted . . . — — Map (db m203049) HM
The once widely-known and choice variety originated just west of here, on a farm occupied by John Gilkey, 1798-1826. A brother, James, was fellow-worker. Their potato was also called Mercer or Gilkey. — — Map (db m51138) HM
On August 4, 2000, a train carrying Texas Governor George W. Bush, his running mate Dick Cheney, U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, and future Congresswoman Melissa Hart stopped here in Wampum to greet approximately 500 people who had gathered by the . . . — — Map (db m72184) HM
Dedicated to the glory of God and in honor of the men and women who served in the wars of our country
W. W. I
LUTZ, ROBERT E.
W. W. II
BAKER, RICHARD W.
BOOKAMER, WALTER, D.
CAMPBELL, WILLIAM P.
GONDRON, . . . — — Map (db m199462) WM