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Historic Connellsville

 
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Addison Toll House
Bear Run Nature Reserve
Braddock's Grave
Christmas Shoppe
Coal & Coke Heritage Ctr
Country Charm
The Cross
CW Klay Winery
Dunlap Creek Bridge
Fallingwater
Flat Iron Building
Fort Mason Museum
Fort Necessity
Friendship Hill
Hazelbaker
Historic Brownsville
Historic Connellsville
Historic Dawson
Historic Perryopolis
Historic Uniontown
Historic Hopwood
Inne at Watson's Choice
Jumonville Glen
Jumonville Methodist Youth Ctr
Kentuck Knob
Laurel Caverns
Linden Hall
Meason House
Mt Saint Macrina
National Road
Nemacolin Castle
Nemacolin Woodlands
New Geneva Stoneware
Ohiopyle State Park
Pennsylvania Room
Point Lookout
Scenery Hill
Searight Toll House
State Theatre
Stone House
Summit Inn
Touchstone Center for Arts
Village of Shoaf
Washington Grist Mill
Washington Tavern
West Overton Museums
Wharton Furnace
Youghiogheny River / Lake
Youghiogheny River Trail
Youghiogheny Station

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Antiques
Architecture
Biking
Coal and Coke Era
Early Local History
Fall Foliage
Fishing
French & Indian War 250th Anniversary
Genealogy
Glass
Golfing
Hiking
Hospitals
Gen. George C Marshall
Morgantown WV
Mountain Area
National Road
Nature
Opulence of Coal & Coke Era
Pittsburgh
Skiing
Trivia
Geo. Washington Slept Here
Whitewater Adventures

 

Historic Connellsville

Once the center of industry and transportation, the city retains its opulent neighborhoods and industrial flavor. Colonel Crawford Cabin/Trail Head Park A 1976 reconstruction of the 1766 cabin of Col. Crawford, hero of the early Indian War, Col. Crawford also scouted for George Washington, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was one of the first Westmoreland County judges.

Yough River Park serves as the trailhead of the Hike/Bike Trail, and is the site where historic Braddock's Road fords the Yough River. Automatic infomation tape available. Located off Route 119 in Connellsville at the base of the Youghiogheny River.

Carnegie Free Public Library/ Historic Churches Tour. The sandstone structure is highlighted by the statue of Colonel William Crawford, one of the city's original settlers. A Revolutionary War hero, he was reportedly burned at the stake by Indians when he attempted to settle an uprising. The Library was given to the city by Andrew Carnegie, founder of Carnegie Steel, which later became H.C. Frick and then US Steel. Video of walking tour of historic area churches is available here. South Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, M&W 9 AM-8 PM, T&TH 9 AM-5 PM, Sat. 10 AM-2 PM Phone 724-628-1380 National Register Site

Check out the in-depth coverage at Fay-West Online. Michael McCumber has done an outstanding job of capturing Historic Connellsville.

Driving tour of Connellsville Area

Connellsville Amory - Built in 1907, it has continually provided services to soldiers from WWI to the present. Listed on the National Register as the oldest armory in the area. Washington Avenue.

 

Olympic Oak Tree - Brought from the Black Forest of Germany after the competition by Connellsville native and Olympic gold gedalist, John Woodruff. Plaques dedicated to Woodruff and Heisman Trophy winner John Lujack will be placed on this site. South Arch Street

Coal and Coke Era Homes - View the beautiful homes that demonstrate the wealth and opulence of early industrial Connellsville. 500 Block of Pittsburgh Street

 

S.E. Porter Home - First Cinematographer to film a story with a theme or plot. First film was "The Great Train Robbery". Fairview and Prospect Streets.

Titled Trust Bank - First bank to close during the depression. The bank is located across the corner from a building with a cast iron front. Corner of Crawford Avenue and Pittsburgh Street.

 

Connellsville Post Office - Built in 1911 National Register site. North Pittsburgh Street

Memorial Plaque to the Connellsville Canteen Ladies. The Canteen where dedicated volunteers greeted soldiers traveling to and from WWII was located on the site of the plaque.


Contact Information

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

  • Turn Left [East] on Route 21 East
  • Travel 3.1 mi to traffic light at Route 119
  • Turn Right and stay to left following on-ramp sign to [US 119 North Connellsville]
  • This is the Uniontown By-Pass.
  • Travel 12.2 mi
  • Turn Right on Crawford at Traffic Light
  • Travel 0.5 mile to Connellsville business district.

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