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Historic Perryopolis

 
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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 Perryopolis

When George Washington owned a portion of the land that is now Perryopolis, it was destined for a major role in history: Washington had planned to make it the capital of the United States and had even drawn up specific plans for the layout of the streets. These plans didn't materialize because Washington's estate sold the land after his death and history passed the small town by. In 1814 Perryopolis, previously known as New Boston, was officially laid out using Washington's plans and named for Oliver Hazard Perry for his victory on lake Erie during the War of 1812.

George Washington purchased 1,644 acres here when land first became available. He visited in 1770 and said, "as fine a land as I have ever seen, a great deal of rich meadow; it is well watered and has a valuable mill seat." The mill would eventually be completed in 1776. Once the mill was finished, it encouraged other business to come to the area to support and augment the business of the mill.

16 marked sites including the Perryopolis Historic Area. Two blocks surrounding the town center diamond feature:

Old State Bank Museum Built 1814, housing items of early Perryopolis. Plans are to restore front to an early 1800's Jacksonian bank. Donations.

 

 

Mary Fuller Frazier House Built circa 1815, being refurbished in early Victorian period; office of Perryopolis Area Heritage Society, 724-736-8080.

 

Blacksmith Shop Oldest frame blacksmith shop still standing in USA. Interior and bellows intact.

Gue House A two story log house built circa 1820, reconstructed in 1970's, Currently an information center and craft/souvenir shop.

 

St. Nicholas Byzantine Church Built in 1912, it features mural and crystal chandelier from Czechoslovakia; bell, which must be rung in unison by two people, was brought from Moscow.

 

 

Quaker Church Meeting House & Cemetery Stone chapel intact, door and windows are boarded up. Headstones dating to late 1700's.

Indian Rock Carvings Dating to 1400's, located one mile from Perryopolis.

Just outside of town is Washington Grist Mill Park, where a host of other historic attractions awaits.


Contact Information

Call 724.736.4078 or 724.736.4383.

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 1.5 mi to PA51 Exit
  • Turn Left [North] on PA51 North
  • Travel 13.1 mi to Traffic Light at Intersection of Independence
  • Turn Right on Independence
  • Travel 0.5 mi to Town Circle

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