Fall Brook, Pennsylvania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Fall Brook is a ghost town located in Ward Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States. The town has been deserted since around 1900.

In 1860, the Fallbrook Coal Company founded the town on the Fall Brook Creek. John Magee and his son Duncan had discovered some coal along the banks of the Fall Brook Creek. The Magees also constructed a railroad to connect Fall Brook with Corning, New York where the coal was transported up to the Erie Canal. By 1862, Fall Brook had a population of about 1400 people. [1]

Eventually the coal ran out, and by 1900 the town ceased to exist.

The town of Fallbrook, California is named after this town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Website of Fallbrook, California accessed January 25, 2008

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°40′38″N 76°59′09″W / 41.67722°N 76.98583°W / 41.67722; -76.98583