Nearby Historic Brookville, PA
Brookville is a town founded on the lumber and logging industry. Its first settlers arrived around 1790, and the town's first house was built in 1801. The area's loggers used the area streams and rivers to float logs down to Pittsburgh and beyond. The town was established in 1830 on a major transportation route called the Susquehanna and Waterford Turnpike, When Brookville was connected to the railroad, the town's exports grew to include coal as well as locally produced cars for a short period of time. Today, Brookville remains heavily involved in the logging industry, and Interstate-80 runs just north of the small town of 4,000 people, bringing in some additional business.
Judge Elijah Heath's home, at 66 Pickering Street, was part of the Underground Railroad. Judge Heath's home, built in 1836 and remodeled in 1902, has a basement passageway used to hide runaway slaves on their way into Canada.
Ewingjr98's grandfather grew up near Brookville in a town called Sigel, and Ewingjr98's great grandfather was known to have been in the logging business, floating logs down the Clarion River.