Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

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Scenery Hill
Unincorporated community
The Century Inn, also known as Hill's Tavern
The Century Inn, also known as Hill's Tavern
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°5′9″N 80°4′13″W / 40.08583°N 80.07028°W / 40.08583; -80.07028Coordinates: 40°5′9″N 80°4′13″W / 40.08583°N 80.07028°W / 40.08583; -80.07028
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Elevation 1,388 ft (423 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 15360

Scenery Hill, called Hillsborough before April 10, 1867, is an unincorporated community in North Bethlehem Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It serves as the postal address for most North Bethlehem Township residents. The ZIP code is 15360.

The village is located along U.S. Route 40 which is also known as the National Pike or National Road. It was the first east-west highway constructed in the U.S. Each year a large festival is held along the road in May stretching from parts of Maryland into Ohio. Scenery Hill often features entertainment and other exhibits during the event. Many of the residential and commercial buildings in the community are part of the Scenery Hill Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The community was initially named for Robert Hill, an early settler.[1] The Hill family is recognized for building Hill's Tavern (now known as Century Inn), between 1788 and 1794.

Hill's Tavern was constructed in the 18th century and is a historic centerpiece of the village. A fire on August 17, 2015 heavily damaged it.[2] Many antique shops occupy the old homes along the main thoroughfare. Scenery Hill is home to small Lutheran and Methodist congregations. Many family names have existed in the region since the 18th century. Scenery Hill is surrounded by sheep and cattle farms.

Scenery Hill is located at an elevation of 1388 ft (423 m).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 673. 
  2. ^ Templeton, David (August 18, 2015). "Fire destroys historic Century Inn in Washington County". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. PG Publishing Co., Inc. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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