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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Beaver, Pennsylvania

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Beaver is the county seat for Beaver County
Beaver is in Beaver County
      Beaver County (216)  
      Allegheny County (547)  
      Butler County (51)  
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      Washington County (316)  
      Columbiana County, Ohio (109)  
      Hancock County, West Virginia (28)  
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1Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — "Salpattica"
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
2Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — A New Era Begins 1986-Present
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
3Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — A Walk Through Beaver Country History
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
4Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — African Americans
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
5Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Agnew Square
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
6Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver Area Heritage Foundation
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
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7Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County Civil War Memorial
Erected to the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Beaver County Restored and Rededicated July 4, 1988Map (db m204289) WM
8Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County Fair Grounds
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
9Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County Firsts
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
10Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County Is Born 1800-1814
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
11Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County Korean War Memorial
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
12Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County National Firsts
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
13Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County Vietnam War Memorial
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
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14Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver County World War II Memorial
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
15Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Beaver Log Home
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
16Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Big Industry Brings Progress 1901-1917
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
17Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Brigadier General William Irvine — (1741-1804)
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
18Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Commanding Officers — Fort McIntosh
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
19Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — County Growth Continues 1881-1900
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
20Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Down The Ohio — In 1803 — September 3rd —
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
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21Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Early Industry And Development 1815-1860
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
22Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Early Settlement 1772-1799
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
23Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Event Lawn Belvedere
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
24Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Famous Athletes
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
25Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — First Court — February 6, 1804
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
26Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh
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
27Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh
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
28Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh
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
29Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
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
30Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh — 1778 - 1788
[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
31Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
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
32Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
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
33Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh — You Are Here
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
34Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1776 The Frontier
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
35Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1778 The Campaign
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
36Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1784-1785 The First American Regiment and The Treaty of Fort McIntosh
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
37Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh 1978 The Site Restoration
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
38Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Fort McIntosh Site — 1778 - 1788 — Birthplace of 1st American Regiment —
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
39Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — General Lachlan McIntosh
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
40Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Growth And Decline 1946-1985
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
41Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Herb Gardening
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
42Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — History Of Beaver Station & Vicinity
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
43Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Immigration and Migration Patterns
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
44Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Industry Flourishes 1861-1880
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
45Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — King Beaver's Town
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
46Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Labor Movement and Wagner Act
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
47Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Matthew S. Quay
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
48Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Matthew Stanley Quay Home
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
49Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — McIntosh Square
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
50Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Military Service
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
51Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Native Americans-Early Contact 1600-1771
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
52Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Pittsburg & Lake Erie RR Freight House
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
53Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station
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
54Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Properties On The National Register of Historic Places
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
55Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Richmond Little Red Schoolhouse
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
56Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — The Tuscararas Trail
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
57Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Transportation
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
58Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Water Lot
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
59Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Wayne Park
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
60Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — Women in Beaver County
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
61Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver — World War I to World War II 1918-1945
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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Sep. 29, 2022