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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New Brighton

 
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 (147) Allegheny County, PA (471) Butler County, PA (26) Lawrence County, PA (18) Washington County, PA (78) Columbiana County, OH (68) Hancock County, WV (28)  BeaverCounty(147) Beaver County (147)  AlleghenyCounty(471) Allegheny County (471)  ButlerCounty(26) Butler County (26)  LawrenceCounty(18) Lawrence County (18)  WashingtonCounty(78) Washington County (78)  ColumbianaCountyOhio(68) Columbiana County (68)  HancockCountyWest Virginia(28) Hancock County (28)
New Brighton, Pennsylvania and Vicinity
    Beaver County (147)
    Allegheny County (471)
    Butler County (26)
    Lawrence County (18)
    Washington County (78)
    Columbiana County, Ohio (68)
    Hancock County, West Virginia (28)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick
A 19th century industrialist, philanthropist, Civil War Veteran and founder of Merrick Art Gallery in New Brighton in 1880. Built in 1847 for his parents, Silas and Fanny Miner Merrick and family. — Map (db m50282) HM
2Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Christ Episcopal Church
Sesquicentennial (1850-2000). Oldest continuously used church in New Brighton. Outstanding example of English Small Gothic Architecture in America. The church has a collection of superb stained glass windows by Tiffany. — Map (db m132) HM
3Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — First Presbyterian Church of New Brighton
Many church leaders avoided sermons on anti-slavery, fearing the reprisal of their members. New Brighton First Presbyterian Church was the first to welcome abolitionists as guest speakers, a famous guest was Frederick Douglass, a freed slave and . . . — Map (db m156433) HM
4Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Grove Cemetery
Incorporated 1859 Daugherty / Pulaski Twps non-profit - non-denominational. Here rest the founding fathers, noted leaders, family loved ones, veterans serving from the Revolutionary to the present. A Civil War Soldiers Monument "Where Past and . . . — Map (db m50288) HM
5Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Merrick Art Gallery
Founded and endowed by Edward Dempster Merrick Industrialist and Philanthropist Established in 1880 as a teaching and exhibiting museum for increased understanding of fine art — Map (db m45791) HM
6Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
In 1890 the Presbytery of Allegheny approved the petition of Messrs. Charles J. Bonzo and Leander McCauley to organize a church at this site. A building was erected at a cost of $1,270. Services were held regularly until terminated by Presbytery in . . . — Map (db m50286) HM
7Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Pennsylvania Canal System
Beaver Division built 1831-1834. Two locks at Rochester, five in New Brighton and two at Eastvale overcame the falls of the Beaver River. The canal was extended to Erie in 1834. Canal traffic ceased in 1871. Few remains are visible today. — Map (db m45790) HM
8Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Robert Townsend House
Townsend was founder of an early iron business in county. Being of Quaker stock, he was an active abolishonist. His home built in 1835, was an important stop on the underground railroad before and during the war between the states. — Map (db m50283) HM
9Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Underground RailroadDr. David Stanton
Dr. David Stanton, son-in-law of Robert Townsend. A Quaker and an abolitionist. Secretly took care of the sick fugitives' needs. He was a surgeon in the Civil War and later the PA auditor general. His cousin, Edwin Stanton, was Sec. of War under . . . — Map (db m156455) HM
10Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Underground RailroadDavid Townsend
David Townsend, a Quaker abolitionist, owned a flour mill along the Beaver River near this site. Called the "Father of New Brighton", he planned the town (nc 1838) and its streets. He donated the land for Townsend Park. As a secret conductor, . . . — Map (db m156573) HM
11Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Underground RailroadJames Edgar
This home, built in 1849, once was the inn and livery of Presbyterian abolitionist James Edgar. it was connected by tunnel to the Erie- Pittsburgh railroad depot which is now the Merrick Art Gallery. At this stop, fugitives, often dressed . . . — Map (db m156574) HM
12Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church
Founded in 1837 as an outgrowth of St. John A.M.E. Bridgewater First church of denomination between Pittsburgh and Cleveland Original building built on 3rd Ave. Used until 1878. Chartered in 1880. Current church building erected in 1894. — Map (db m98012) HM
13Pennsylvania (Beaver County), New Brighton — White Cottage
Home of Grace Greenwood (Sara J. Clarke Lippincott, 1823-1904), pioneer woman correspondent, poetess, and authoress. While living here during the mid-19th Century, she wrote many of her popular juvenile stories. — Map (db m134) HM
 
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