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Pennsylvania - Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation Historical Markers

As the official Beaver County historical society, the Foundation is responsible to identify and mark up to four county historical sites each year. Markers represent historical sites and events that are over 100 years old and are significant to the history of Beaver County.
Aliquippa Works Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
Aliquippa Works Marker
1Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Aliquippa Works
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 — Baker Cemetery
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
3Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — First Colonial Residents
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
4Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church
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
5Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Ohio United Presbyterian Church
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
6Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Aliquippa — Tried Stone Baptist Church
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
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7Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — American Bridge Company
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
8Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge — Anthony Wayne's Camp
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
9Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Logstown
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
10Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Saint Matthew's Church
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
11Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Baden — Site of First Mass
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
12Pennsylvania, 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
13Pennsylvania, 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
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14Pennsylvania, 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
15Pennsylvania, 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
16Pennsylvania, 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
17Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver Falls — Chippewa United Methodist Church
Founded 1796 in home of Abraham Powers. Old stone church built 1800 north of here on Shenango Road. First interment in cemetery 1798. Following a fire in 1848 and ue to growth in church a red brick church was built in 1857 here on Old Sandusky Trail.Map (db m133) HM
18Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver Falls — Geneva College
A Christian liberal arts college which was founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America in Northwood Ohio in 1848. Was moved to Beaver Falls in 1880 to a site provided by the Harmony Society. Old Main built 1880 with native stone.Map (db m136) HM
19Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver Falls — Homewood Junction
Founded 1859 as Homewood Junction of Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago and Erie and Pittsburgh Railroads. Named for Ironmaker James Wood. Incorporated in 1910. Post Office was known as Racine Pennsylvania. Historic Saint Cloud Hotel, . . . Map (db m49401) HM
20Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver Falls — Patterson Heights Incline
Operated between January 19, 1896 and 1927. One of the shortest and most unusual trolley car lines in the United States. The line operated with one car built by J.G. Brill of Philadelphia. A dummy car counterbalanced by scrap metal ran on a parallel . . . Map (db m49425) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver Falls — Second Baptist Church
The church was founded by a small group of people under the leadership of Reverend Jordan D. Brown, in 1893. The church was chartered in 1919. Ground was broken for the present church in 1926 under Reverend G.E. Sallie. The mortgage was burned in . . . Map (db m51801) HM
22Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver Falls — The Carnegie Library
Constructed in 1903 as the County's first library building. The building funds were furnished by an Andrew Carnegie grant and the site and maintenance by the citizens of Beaver Falls and the Big Beaver Falls School District.Map (db m135) HM
23Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Beaver Falls — Union Drawn Steel
Founded in 1889 by W.A. McCool in Beaver Falls at Hartman Steel. First cold finished bar steel plant in Pennsylvania. Owned by Republic Steel 1929-1984. Later owned by LTV 1984-1989 and by Republic Engineered Steels, Incorporated since 1989.Map (db m51802) HM
24Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Bridgewater — Built Here In Old Sharon
Built here in Old Sharon were covered keel boats for a proposed expedition by Aaron Burr to annex the American southwest from Spanish America. Suspicions were aroused against him and he was tried for treason but was acquitted.Map (db m45796) HM
25Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Bridgewater — Saint John A.M.E. Church
The church was founded in 1830 by former slaves and was first black organization in Beaver County Built on Mulberry Street in 1880. Destroyed by fire in 1900 and rebuilt in 1902. It was damaged severely by the 1936 flood. The present church was . . . Map (db m45794) HM
26Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Chippewa — McKinley School No. 3
Built 1872 on land owned by John McKinley. Pupils in grades one to eight attended here 1873-1929. Purchased by McKinley School Historical Society of Chippewa in 1992. School house now serves as a museum.Map (db m50884) HM
27Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Conway — Conway Railroad Yards
Built on land of the Conway family farm. This yard was put in operation April 1887 under the ownership of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The yards are over four miles in length with 100 tracks. Holding 5000 cars by 1957 it was largest automated . . . Map (db m44491) HM
28Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Buttonwood
Built in 1840 by Reverend Arthur B. Bradford, descendant of William Bradford of the Mayflower. Powerful abolitionist, consul to China, prolific author, minister, and a founder of the Free Presbyterian Church. Many famous abolitionists met here in . . . Map (db m49420) HM
29Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Cannelton
Settled in 1795. Named for the Cannel coal found here. Mine opened 1838. Homestead of Ira Mansfield, mine owner, author and state senator. Producer of shale oil for many years. Harmony Society built a railroad in 1850 to ship coal and oil to distant . . . Map (db m49422) HM
30Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Caughey's Mill
In 1808 Samuel Caughey bought from Peter Crowl 15 acres of land house stables and saw mill for 1200 dollars here on the Little Beaver. In 1812 he built a grist mill. He gave it to sons James and Samuel Jr in 1820. It was in operation until 1876.Map (db m51799) HM
31Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Chartered In 1798Brush Run Seceder Church
Brush Run Seceder Church James Duncan first pastor, held services in a 5 x 12 tent, later a log cabin. In 1811 a two acre cemetery created. The church relocated in 1848 as United Presbyterian church near Darlington, with B.F. Sawyer as pastor.Map (db m51798) HM
32Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Darlington Borough
Formerly Greersburg 1804-1830. Second Borough in the County 1820. First Presbyterian Church 1797. First Free Presbyterian Church 1847. First Greersburg Academy 1802. First lighted Polo Field in United States 1938. Important relay and supply station . . . Map (db m48087) HM
33Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Elder's Mills
In 1821 Matthew Elder built the first woolen factory in this area and bought wool from miles around. He ran a large general store with an extensive trade. He also ran a flax seed oil mill. In connection with his brother William, he ran a grist mill.Map (db m49424) HM
34Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — First Permanent Structure of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
First permanent structure of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian church. Structure built in 1808. The church and site was purchased by John McCowin in 1861 and remodeled into a home. Property purchased by Sarah E. Seanor in 1909 and still owned by her heirs.Map (db m49418) HM
35Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Foulks-Martin-Watts Mill and Bridge
George Foulks frontiersman built saw and gristmaills. Jesse Martin owned for some years. Reuben Watt and sons James and Thomas also ran it. The iron bridge placed on National Register June 22, 1988.Map (db m62684) HM
36Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — 57 — Free Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Protesting the slave holding decree of 1845 the Free Presbyterian Church was formed, and followers led by Reverend A.B. Bradford erected this beautiful church in 1847 after the Civil War in 1867 a jointure was made with the reformed presbyterians . . . Map (db m122307) HM
37Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — George Foulks HomeOldest in Area
Captured by Indians in 1780. Escaped to help country. Outstanding character bold woodsman. Furbuyer Indian Scout and thrifty businessman. Married C. Ullery 1796. Built stone house, mills, and first brick house in area later known as Fennel House.Map (db m49423) HM
38Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Greersburg Academy
Established with funds collected by Reverend Thomas E. Hughes erected 1802 chartered 1806 by the Pennsylvania State Legislature as Greersburg Academy ratifying it the first academy west of the Allegheny Mountains.Map (db m48136) HM
39Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — 47 — Greersburg AcademyAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Reverend Thomas E Hughes recognizing the need for a school for the frontier obtained approval and full support from the Erie Presbytery April 13, 1802 to construct a building and form a seminary. He proceeded to build the so called stone pile and . . . Map (db m122308) HM
40Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — McMinn Mill
Site of one of the first mills built on the Little Beaver River. Erected by Robert and Mary McMinn in 1796-1797. Mary was said to be the first white woman to settle in the Darlington area following the treaty with the Indians in 1795.Map (db m49417) HM
41Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Mount Plesant Presbyterian Church
First site of the church where Reverend Thomas E. Hughes was ordained August 28, 1799 First Communion service north of the Ohio River September 1, 1799 The Erie Presbytery organized at this location April 13, 1802.Map (db m40281) HM
42Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — The White Cemetery
Founded in Cannelton by John White in late 1800's. Owner of coal and clay mines, friend of Harmonists, he was superintendent of Darlington Cannal Coal Railroad. Cemetery marked by Italian marble statue depicting White's daughter.Map (db m49421) HM
43Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Darlington — Thomas Sprott House
Built by Thomas Sprott in 1804 on land granted him in 1802 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Named "Sprotts Delight," it overlooked the borough of Greersburg, laid out on the lands of Sprott, Greer, and Martin.Map (db m49419) HM
44Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Fallston — Townsend Company
Founded 1816 by Robert Townsend in Pittsburgh. Moved to Fallston in 1828 to make rivets and wire. The company added other product lines and became a leader in the fastener industry with twelve plants in the United States and Canada. Products were . . . Map (db m45793) HM
45Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Fombell — Bassenheim Furnace
One of the first charcoal blast furnaces in western Pennsylvania. It was built by Baron Dettmar Basse in 1814 and out of production in 1824 - it supplied iron for pioneer industries and was one unit of a self-contained community.Map (db m49416) HM
46Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Fombell — Fombell House
Built 1829 by Alexander Fombell on land purchased from Stephen Stone. Later passed into Phillis family. First Fombell Post Office located in house. Later moved to adjacent store, built in 1894. The kilns remain where handmade bricks were fired to . . . Map (db m51137) HM
47Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Fombell — Stephen Stone House
Built 1805 by early settler Stephen Stone III, a retired schooner captain who traded in New England and the West Indies. A nearby village, Stonesville was laid out in 1810. The house was in the Stone family until 1880.Map (db m51136) HM
48Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Frankfort Springs — Levi Dungan Land Patent
Levi Dungan, first settler of Hanover Township, blazed out a 1000 acre tract in 1772. The log cabin and a fine spring were surrounded by the stockade. His wife, Mary Davis, journied by horseback to Philadelphia in 1789 to secure the land patent.Map (db m49701) HM
49Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Frankfort Springs — White's Mill
In 1780 John White ran a grist mill on Raccoon Creek. Water power ran the mill until a 1912 flood destroyed the dam then steam power until 1920. White's Mill decided the boundary of Beaver County in 1800 to become the village of Murdocksville.Map (db m51604) HM
50Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Freedom — Freedom Boat Yards
Moving from Phillipsburg, Stephen Phillips and Jonathan Betz built a three acre yard for building of steamboats and barges in 1832, on land bought from Abner Lacock. The firm changed ownership many times in the next forty years. 138 boats and . . . Map (db m47392) HM
51Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Freedom — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Was dedicated July 20, 1870. Worship continued regularly until 1973 the church was razed for the new highway. Trinity merged with Saint Peter's of New Sewickley to form Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.Map (db m47394) HM
52Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Freedom — Vicary House
This three story mansion was built by Captain William B. Vicary. He was a Philadelphia Sea Captain who captured four British ships in the War of 1812. As a reward for war service the United States Government gave Vicary a land grant of 1,000 acres . . . Map (db m47395) HM
53Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Freedom — Wallace City
1890-1902 this area was part of an oil boom town with wells yielding up to 45,000 barrels daily. A spurline from a railroad running through Crows Run served the oil field.Map (db m49430) HM
54Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Georgetown — Georgetown
Most residents of the village of Georgetown worked on riverboats. In 1803 Meriwether Lewis and the Corps of Discovery stopped here to buy a canoe to replace a leaky boat. Lewis later discovered the canoe also leaked. The visit was celebrated in . . . Map (db m50881) HM
55Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Georgetown — Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
First services held on a flat boat on the Ohio River around 1800. Saint Luke's, admitted into union with the Diocese of Pennsylvania in 1814, was visited by the first presiding bishop in 1825. Present structure built 1833.Map (db m50879) HM
56Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Georgetown — The Penna - Virginia Boundary
Survey was completed August 23, 1785. Surveyors for Pennsylvania were David Rittenhouse and Colonel Andrew Porter. For Virginia Andrew Ellicott and Joseph Neville. On September 30, 1785 the Northwest Territory Survey began on the north shore.Map (db m50880) HM
57Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Glasgow — The Sandy and Beaver Canal
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58Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Hanover Township — Swearingen Cemetery
Victims of the last Indian murder in Beaver County are buried here. Samuel Swearingen settled here in 1785 and in 1790 near this site his only daughter Mary, wife of Jacob Colvin, and her infant child were scalped and killed. They are buried here . . . Map (db m51603) HM
59Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Harshaville — David Littell House
Build 1851 on 1796 land grant called Chestnut Flats. Fourth house on this site. Tannery was operated here 1819-1860. Littells were among first settlers in area. Significant example of 19th century architecture. Named to National Historic Register . . . Map (db m49698) HM
60Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Hookstown — Frankfort Mineral Springs
Famous resort and health spa initiated in the late 1790's. The "Frankfort House" serviced patrons in the summer months for over a century and closed in 1912. The waters contained fifteen different minerals thought to have medicinal qualities.Map (db m49700) HM
61Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Hookstown — Mill Creek
Mill Creek was an important part of pioneer life during the early settlement of Hookstown and the surrounding area. Numerous saw mills, woolen mills and grain mills utilized the water power of Mill Creek to operate, thus the basis for its name.Map (db m53892) HM
62Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Hookstown — Site of Early Methodist Church
Early Methodist Episcopal Church circa 1832. Ground given for church use and free burial plot. Deeded in 1834 by Mathias Hook. Hookstown's founder and a Revolutionary soldier who is buried here. Summer subscription school held here in 1859.Map (db m49699) HM
63Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Hookstown — 14 — Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County PennsylvaniaAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The congregation was served by supply ministers from 1784 until the coming of George M. Scott on Sept 14, 1799 he served Mill Creek Church for 40 years and rests in this burial groundMap (db m122306) HM
64Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Industry — Cooks Ferry
Established in 1859 by George Washington Cook. Operated by the Cook family until 1918. Then sold to the Flemings. Bought by Christy and Morrow in 1919. Known as Shippingport Ferry until (last trip April 1964), bridge built across Ohio River.Map (db m51427) HM
65Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Industry — Native American Site 36BV9
Artifacts covering a span of 8000 to 9000 years were found here by members of the Amockwi Chapter 17 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology in the 1960s and 1970s. This stratified site is located on a flood plain with periodic floods sealing habitats . . . Map (db m51601) HM
66Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Midland — Midland Education
In 1865 Neel School District was formed. Many years later in 1908 7th St in 1914 1st St and 1917 4th St schools were built. In 1926 Lincoln High School opened. In 2000 PA Cyber Charter School and 2006 Lincoln Park Performing Arts were created.Map (db m44178) HM
67Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Monaca — Brodheads Road
Beaver Countys first highway constructed 1778 by General Lachlan McIntosh as a supply route from Fort Pitt to Fort McIntosh Colonel Daniel Broadhead succeeded to the command of the fort in 1779 and his name was associated with the road.Map (db m50887) HM
68Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Monaca — New Philadelphia Society
Founded 1832 by dissadent members of the Harmony Society of Economy. The house on this corner was the home of the society leader Count Maxmillian DeLeon and is believed to be the oldest house in Monaca.Map (db m45778) HM
69Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Monaca — Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Constructed in 1832 by separatists from the Harmony Society, under the leadership of Count Maximilian DeLeon, organized as New Philadephia Society. 1840-First School Built. 1850-First Pipe Organ in Beaver County.Map (db m45780) HM
70Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Monaca — Site of Thiel College
Endowed by A Louis Thiel and founded in 1866 as Thiel Hall by Reverend William A. Passavant. Chartered in 1870 as Thiel College of the Evangelical Lutheran Church with Reverend Henry W. Roth as first president. Moved to Greenville, Pennsylvania in . . . Map (db m45783) HM
71Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Monaca — Water Cure Sanitorium
Founded 1848 by Dr. Edward Acker. Used hydrotherapy or water to heal. First hospital in Beaver County. Town's first Post Office, 1856. Phillipsburg soldiers orphans school founded 1866 by Rev. William Taylor. Destroyed by fire 1876.Map (db m50181) HM
72Pennsylvania, 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
73Pennsylvania, Beaver County, New Brighton — Christ Episcopal ChurchSesquicentennial (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
74Pennsylvania, 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
75Pennsylvania, 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 artMap (db m45791) HM
76Pennsylvania, 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
77Pennsylvania, 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
78Pennsylvania, 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
79Pennsylvania, Beaver County, New Sewickley — St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church was organized April 9, 1849. Services were held regularly until 1973, when the congregation merged with Trinity Lutheran Church of Freedom to become Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.Map (db m51796) HM
80Pennsylvania, Beaver County, North Sewickley — James Beach Clow House
Circa 1830 significant example of Greek Revival architecture. Served as an Underground Railway station prior to the Civil War. Listed on National Register of Historic Places by United States Department of Interior in 1989.Map (db m167528) HM
81Pennsylvania, Beaver County, North Sewickley — Providence Baptist Church
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82Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ohioville — New Salem Presbyterian Church
October 25, 1796, Reverends John McMillan & Thomas Marquis dispensed northwest of Ohio River to found church. 1797 services first held in tent then in log church nearby. Erected in 1850, the present building is their first church.Map (db m50882) HM
83Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ohioville — Smiths Ferry
Oil boom town in 1860s-1870s. Oil shipped here on trains and river boats from wells in the Upper Dry Run and Island Run oilfields. Town had a hotel store post office and train station. All gone today. Rockport School remains. Neaby Glasgow had oil . . . Map (db m44179) HM
84Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ohioville — The Point of Beginning
No survey of the western lands of the United States could be made as required under the land ordinance of 1785 until the surveyors for Pennsylvania and Virginia set a marker on the north shore of the Ohio River. On August 20, 1785, that marker was . . . Map (db m44181) HM
85Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Always A River 1991
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86Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Benvenue Manor
Benvenue Manor was built in 1816 by George Henry Mueller near the Old Venango Trail. Stone for the manor was quarried on the property. Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Zelienople, was founded here. Also on the property is Sunrise Cottage, built in . . . Map (db m50287) HM
87Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Daugherty Cemetery
First Catholic cemetery in Beaver County. Land given by Edward Daugherty for Catholic burials upon the death of his brother 1801. Transferred to sponsor parish Saint Peter and Paul, Beaver 1832. Burial ground for parish priests, Father James Reid . . . Map (db m50285) HM
88Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — H.C. Fry Glass Company(1901-1932)
Founded in Rochester by Henry Clay Fry President of the Rochester Tumbler and National Glass Company. Hundreds of skilled workers produced world renowned glass including cut, tableware, ovenware, art, industrial and optical glass of the finest . . . Map (db m45786) HM
89Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Joseph H. Bausman D.D.
Home of Joseph H. Bausman D.D. 1854-1924 author of best known and most used history of Beaver County 2-volume Published 1904 Pastor of United Presbyterian and congregational churches Rochester 1882-1907 Professor English Literature Washington . . . Map (db m50284) HM
90Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Junction Park(1901-1964)
Built by Beaver Valley Traction Company to increase trolley ridership. 2 roller coasters, carousel, diner theatre, dance hall, dark ride, and grandstands with a racetrack and ballfields. In 1929 an Olympic pool was added. The rides were gone by 1941 . . . Map (db m51428) HM
91Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Lewis and Clark
In 1803, Meriwether Lewis led the corps of discovery, 11 men on a keelboat, though Beaver County. They stayed overnight about 3 miles west of Beaver and stopped in Georgetown. This visit was commemorated by a reenactment in Rochester and Georgetown . . . Map (db m44791) HM
92Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Logans Town
Talgayeeta, a Cayuga Indian also known as Chief Logan lived here 1772. Logans sister Koonay married trader John Gibson here. Logans family was massacred by renegade whites at Yellow Creek in 1774. He then wreaked terrible vengeance on white settlers . . . Map (db m44880) HM
93Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Major General Joseph H. Pendleton
Born in Rochester June 2, 1860 to Joseph R. and Matilda Cross Pendleton. United States Navy Academy 1878. He fired last shot in Spanish American War. Camp Pendleton California named in his honor. Died February 4, 1942. Buried at National Cemetery . . . Map (db m45789) HM
94Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Oakland United Presbyterian Church
Oakland United Presbyterian Church was organized in 1870. A frame building was erected in 1872 on this site, donated by Thomas Boggs. Three pastors served the congregation: Reverend J.C. Evans, Reverend J. Patterson, and Reverend J.A. Hazlett. The . . . Map (db m51797) HM
95Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Rochester Lodge Number 229
Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, is the oldest Masonic Lodge in Beaver County. Meeting continuously since it was constituted April 11, 1848, a year before Rochester Borough was incorporated the Masonic Temple was built in 1884.Map (db m45785) HM
96Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — Second Baptist Church
Black residents of Rochester, some former Virginia slaves employed at Park Brick Works, organized the church in 1894 on Jefferson Street. The present church foundation was built in 1904 with bricks prepared by church men, women and children.Map (db m50184) HM
97Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Rochester — The Michael Camp House
The Camp House erected in 1870 by Michael Camp, Jr. Believed to be the oldest continuing family in Rochester. Leaders in civic, religious and fraternal affairs. This was home to three county commissioners and four masters of the Rochester Masonic . . . Map (db m50183) HM
98Pennsylvania, Beaver County, West Aliquippa — Boyhood Home of Henry Mancini
West Aliquippa was boyhood home of composer Henry Mancini, who wrote scores for more than eighty movies, winning four Academy Awards and twenty Grammy awards. Born in Cleveland, Mancini lived at 401 Beaver Avenue and graduated from Aliquippa High . . . Map (db m48132) HM
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