Scotch Hill, Pennsylvania

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Scotch Hill, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Scotch Hill is located in Pennsylvania
Scotch Hill
Scotch Hill
Coordinates: 41°19′36″N 79°15′55″W / 41.32667°N 79.26528°W / 41.32667; -79.26528Coordinates: 41°19′36″N 79°15′55″W / 41.32667°N 79.26528°W / 41.32667; -79.26528
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyClarion
TownshipFarmington
Government
Elevation
1,516 ft (462 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
16233
16233
Area code(s)814
GNIS feature ID1187152[1]

Scotch Hill is a community in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in the 19th century by James J. Scotch and William F. Hill.[2]

Per the History of Clarion County PA Edited by A.J. Davis:"In 1836 George Alsbach, a native of Union county, purchased the Anderson tract for $1,500, and removed to it with his family from Shippenville. The surrounding country north, east, and south was a howling wilderness. Mr.Alsbach soon replaced the two log cabins, and the half barn of the same material, " which required props to keep it from falling," by more comfortable and modern frame dwellings. In the spring of 185 1 Mr. Alsbach laid out a portion of his farm in lots and called the prospective village Scotch Hill, to commemorate its former occupant, Anderson, and his neighbor, McNaughton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Dunaway, Wayland (1944). The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. p. 165.