Reagantown, Pennsylvania

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Reagantown
Unincorporated community
Reagantown is located in Pennsylvania
Reagantown
Reagantown
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°8′20″N 79°38′47″W / 40.13889°N 79.64639°W / 40.13889; -79.64639Coordinates: 40°8′20″N 79°38′47″W / 40.13889°N 79.64639°W / 40.13889; -79.64639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Reagantown is a hamlet in the Township of East Huntingdon in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It lies along Pennsylvania Route 981, between Smithton and Scottdale Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Scottdale. Suters, Smiths, Snyders, Lowes, McCurdys, Henkstellers, Reagans and Fosters were the most prominent settlers in the area.[1]

Economy[edit]

Traditionally, Reagantown has been a farming and coal mining community.[2] David Hixson farm lies to the south of Reagantown and contained the Hixson Well which tapped shale and coal in the 19th century under the Fayette Natural Gas Company.[3][4]

Landmarks[edit]

A Presbyterian Church was built in 1849, and there is also a Wesleyan Chapel about 2 miles to the south.[1] There is a lane leading south from the hamlet named after this chapel which leads to it.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albert, G.D. History of the county of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. Рипол Классик. p. 685. ISBN 978-5-87171-373-0. 
  2. ^ Peterson, Brian H. (2006). Form Radiating Life: The Paintings of Charles Rosen. James A. Michener Art Museum. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-8122-3988-1. 
  3. ^ Report of Progress ... Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey. 1800. p. 227. 
  4. ^ Seventh Report on the Oil and Gas Fields of Western Pennsylvania: For 1887, 1888. (Following the Annual Reports of 1885 and 1886. Board of Commissioners. 1890. p. 227. 
  5. ^ Shipp, Steve (1996). American Art Colonies, 1850–1930: A Historical Guide to America's Original Art Colonies and Their Artists. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-313-29619-2.