Braddock's Grave

         
 

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.

   

 

 

 

 

         
 

Connellsville Historical Society
299 S. Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425

http://www.connellsvillehistoricalsociety.com/home

http://www.downtownconnellsville.org

     
         
 

Directions From the Inne at watsons Choice
Head east on Balsinger Rd/Old State Rte 21 toward S&T Dr
Continue to follow Balsinger Rd 0.6 mi
Turn left onto PA-21 E 2.1 mi
Turn right to merge onto US-119 N/US-40 W Continue to follow US-119 N 13.1 mi
Turn right onto W Crawford Ave 0.6 mi Turn right onto S Pittsburgh St 0.1 mi
299 S Pittsburgh St Connellsville, PA 15425

Google Map

     
         
  While you're in the area, you might check out these attractions.

Youghiogheny Station
Youghiogheny River Trail
West Overton Museums
Coal and Coke Heritage Center (Patch/Work Voices)
Historic Dawson
Linden Hall
Historic Perryopolis
Glass
Meason House


     
         
 

Related Links.

Historic Connellsville (Fay-West Online)

     
         
         
   

   
   
234 Balsinger Road
Village of Balsinger
Uniontown, Pa 15401
 
724-437-4999
or
1-888-820-5380
 
 

Bill and Nancy Ross
Inn Keepers

   

 

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