Harmarville, Pennsylvania

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Harmarville, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Harmarville is located in Pennsylvania
Harmarville
Harmarville
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°32′5″N 79°51′8″W / 40.53472°N 79.85222°W / 40.53472; -79.85222Coordinates: 40°32′5″N 79°51′8″W / 40.53472°N 79.85222°W / 40.53472; -79.85222
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Harmarville is an unincorporated community located in Harmar Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.[1]

History[edit]

Harmarville was founded in 1875. Harmar Township was named after Harmar Denny, who served as a United States Congressman (1829–1837). He was the son of Ebenezer Denny, who served as a General during the American Revolution.

Harmarville was settled by farmers and by immigrant coal miners who worked in the Harmar Mine (now closed).[2]

Because of the Allegheny River, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and other highways and railroads, Harmarville has a strong history as a transportation center. Early industries included brick manufacturing. Later, such endeavors as the Gulf Research Center and the Harmarville Rehabilitation Center were located here. Brick manufacturing is still active in nearby Indiana Township on Rich Hill Road.

Of historic interest are the company houses for the Harmar Mine, located at the lower end of Guy's Run Road and the Harmarville Presbyterian Church, built in 1804 on the Denny farm.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harmarville". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ The History of the Harmar Mine by Raymond A. Washlaski; see: http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com/allharmar.html
  3. ^ Bill Young