Kay and Maggie's World of the West Virginia Panhandle

Beaver County
Pennsylvania

Background created from the above 
1910 Postcard of the View on the Beaver River, showing the Hills of Beaver County

Background created from the above 1910 Postcard
of the View on the Beaver River, showing
the Hills of Beaver County

Kay and Maggie's Skeleton Closet
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Other Information

One month after Centre County was created, eight new counties were formed in the western part of the State by the Act of March 12, 1800. One of these was Beaver County, taken from Washington and Allegheny, and named for the Big Beaver River, or Creek, which was so called because of the great number of beavers once found on its banks and in its waters.

Beaver County, in its modern aspect, has been celebrated by no less a writer than Rudyard Kipling, who asks his reader to "imagine a rolling, wooded English, landscape, with the softest of blue skies, dotted at three-mile intervals with fat little, quiet little villages, or aggressive little manufacturing towns."

Informational Links

Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
PAGenWeb Archives

1895 Map of Beaver County Pennsylvania
Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

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