Annual Symposium – March 21 @ 7 PM


When: March 21, 2019 7 PM
Where: Beaver County Courthouse, Juror’s Lounge


Historian Charles Townsend will share the forgotten history of the small community of Cannelton and Watts Mill Bridge area, now part of Darlington Township. The area was settled in 1795 and was along the Sandusky Trail which eventually became the main road between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. As a central traveling point the area attracted an early Indian camp, trading post, grist mill and coal mining operation. The Darlington Cannel Coal Railroad was built in 1852.

Please join us this free event. Open to members and non-members. Call the office for more information and to register, 724-775-1848.

Timeline of Beaver County History NOW AVAILABLE




Strolling Through Time: A Chronology of Beaver County, PA, History to 2016 compiled by Roger Applegate.


Copies can be purchased for $19.95 +tax at the Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom, PA 15042, during our hours of operation or events. Call 724-775-1848 for more information.


Purchase your copy of the exclusive comprehensive timeline of Beaver County history through the present year. This is a MUST HAVE reference book for the bookshelves of all Beaver County history enthusiasts and will be utilized for years to come as the go-to standard for all researchers looking to get an account of our county’s history.



• The father of one of the First Ladies of the United States was from Hookstown?
• A young man from Beaver accompanied Admiral Byrd on his Antarctic Expedition in 1939?
• The United States Army Air Force had a secret aviation fuel storage facility in Potter Township?
• The “World’s Strongest Upside Down Man” was from Midland?
• Daylight Savings Time was invented by a Center Township resident?
• An Aliquippa native became the first African-American president of the NCAA?
• A future President of the United States nearly drowned in a local canal accident?
• The legendary “Johnny Appleseed” planted trees in the county?
• The town of Koppel was seized by the Federal Government and sold during WWI?
• The date that your town, township or borough was established?