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.