Loop, Pennsylvania

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Loop is an unincorporated place and former town in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.[1][2] It is situated at a loop in the meandering Mahoning Creek.[2] Lysander Barrett settled in the area around 1842; an iron furnace was erected in 1847.[3] Before its eventual abandonment, the town had a post office, a schoolhouse, and a stop on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loop Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Graff, Bill (16 May 1998). "Grafton, railroads and The Loop". The Indiana Gazette. Indiana, PA. p. 2. 
  3. ^ a b "PastFinder Presents: Those Old Photos". The Indiana Gazette. Indiana, PA. 21 April 2012. p. 4. 
  4. ^ "Camera Reflections: Those Old Photographs". Indiana Evening Gazette. Indiana, PA. 16 November 1974. p. 12. 

Coordinates: 40°53′59″N 79°09′56″W / 40.89972°N 79.16556°W / 40.89972; -79.16556