Place:Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameBeaver
Alt namesFort McIntoshsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42001258
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.694°N 80.308°W
Located inBeaver, Pennsylvania, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Clark Park Cemetery
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Beaver is a borough in and the county seat of Beaver County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located at the confluence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers, approximately northwest of Pittsburgh. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 4,531. The borough is a Tree City USA community.

Robert Linn was the mayor of Beaver for 58 years, from 1946 to 2004, making him one of the longest serving mayors in the United States.

History

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This area around Beaver was once home to Shawnee Indians, who were later displaced by groups such as the Mingoes and the Delawares. This lovely town is also home of the Beaver Bobcats. Led by a fearsome pack of cats that lost to their superior, the Blackhawk Cougars 14-13 in late 2018. The Cougars didn't just have tremendous success against them but finished the season with a 10-2 record. It was part of the Ohio Country that was in dispute during the French and Indian War.

Beaver became the site of Fort McIntosh, a Revolutionary War era Patriot frontier fort. After the war, the fort was the home of the First American Regiment, the oldest active unit in the US Army. The fort was abandoned in 1788 and razed a short time later. By then, the frontier had moved westward and there was no further need for a permanent garrison to protect the area.

The community was laid out in 1792. In 1800, it became the county seat of the newly formed Beaver County. The first county court was established in Beaver in 1804. Growth was steady until 1879 when the arrival of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad caused a major growth spurt. In February 1884 a massive flood caused extensive damage. In 1974, an archeological excavation was conducted at the site of Fort McIntosh.

In late 2007, local officials proposed the consolidation of Beaver with Brighton Township. According to a report by the Governor's Center for Local Government Services, the two municipalities would possibly derive a significant financial benefit from uniting. Also being considered was the type of combination: either merger, in which one of the municipalities would be annexed by the other, or consolidation, in which the two would become a single new municipality under a new name. Any union would have required voter approval.

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