Crawford County, Pennsylvania

History & Biography

Part I:  Directory
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In Summerhill Township, is an important station on the E. & P. R. R., and is the largest boro in Crawford county.  Has one weekly newspaper and job printing office, Messrs. J. E. & W. A. Rupert, proprietors.  Has one bank, First National, one model school, five churches, one M. E., Rev. W. H. Mossman, pastor; one Presbyterian, Rev. W. W. McKinney, pastor; one Universalist, one Catholic, St. Peters, Rev. Ruddy, pastor; one Episcopal, Trinity Chapel, Rev. Irvine, rector; one large woolen mill, one chemical works, one handle factory, two foundries and machine shops, one cigar factory, one steam and one water power flouring mill, one furniture factory, one steam saw mill, one sash factory and planing mill, one cheese factory, one tinware manufactory, five stores keeping general merchandise, one hardware store, one stove and tin store, four drug stores, two large hotels—Power House, kept by Mr. L. S. Wright, and Conneautville House, kept by Messrs. Stage & Frazier, proprietors; two clothing stores, one merchant tailoring and furnishing goods store, one flour and feed store, two grocery stores, three harness shops, two meat markets, one furniture store, two millinery and trimming stores, one marble yard, three blacksmith shops, one wagon shop, two paint shops, and three livery stables; two jewelry stores, one photograph gallery, one wood and coal yard, one provision dealer, one cooper shop, one large tannery, one boot and shoe store, one boot and shoe shop, one opera house, one military company, Co. C, 15th Regt. P. V. M., W. E. Rupert, captain.  The Crawford County Agricultural Society, the oldest and most successful in Western Pennsylvania, have their grounds in the borough limits and hold meetings annually.  The following are the Secret Societies holding meetings in the place: Oriental H. R. & C., No. 187; Western Crawford, F. & A. M., No. 258; Conneautville Grange, P. of H.; K. of H. Good Will, A. O. U. W., Union Council, R. T. of T., No. 8.