Big Bend Historical Area

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Big Bend Historical Area
Big Bend Historical Area is located in Pennsylvania
Big Bend Historical Area
Location 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Mercer on the Shenango River, Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°17′33″N 80°19′36″W / 41.29250°N 80.32667°W / 41.29250; -80.32667Coordinates: 41°17′33″N 80°19′36″W / 41.29250°N 80.32667°W / 41.29250; -80.32667
Area 204 acres (83 ha)
Built 1846
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 75001654[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 1975

Big Bend Historical Area is a national historic district located at Jefferson Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 4 contributing sites and 2 contributing structures in three areas on the Shenango River. It is the site of the early 19th century Village of Big Bend, abandoned prior to 1940. It includes the site of the Big Bend Iron Furnace (1846), and the remains of the Shenango Division of the Erie Extension Canal towpath, loading bay, and road. Also in the district is the site of the Shenango House Hotel (c. 1830), remains of Dam Number 2, lockkeeper's house, and canal lock.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Col. Max R. Janairo, Jr. (December 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Big Bend Historical Area" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-10.