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Beaver County PA - Directory Collection (1876-1954)

Beaver County PA - Directory Collection (1876-1954)

PA-Genealogy

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This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania. These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA.

This material was scanned from original publications and will be provided as text searchable PDFs (unless noted in description). These files can be read using many PDF reader programs (Windows / Mac / Linux), however Adobe Reader or Acrobat are recommended.

Weyand & Reed's Beaver County Centennial Directory [1876]
(J. Weyand, W. I. Reed & James Patterson, 1876, 340 pages)
From the Title Page: "Weyand & Reed's Beaver County Centennial Directory containing a complete list of the names of all taxable inhabitants, their occupations, place of residence and post office, names of the county officers and their terms of service from 1803 to 1877, statistical tables and other useful items of reference. Also Patterson's complete History of the County."

List of Subscribers - The Central District Printing Telegraph Co., July 1894
(The Central District and Printing Telegraph Company, 1894, 186 pages)
This is an early telephone directory of Pittsburg and western Pennsylvania / eastern Ohio / northern West Virginia for the year 1894. This was a period of early adoption of this new service, so only a select few became subscribers - usually those who were wealthy or businesses. The information presented includes the name of the subscriber (person or business), their trade, street address and telephone number. Pittsburgh is the main section of the directory and includes the near by areas of: Allegheny, Bellefield, Braddock, Carnegie, East End, Hazelwood, Kensington, Manchester, Mansfield, Monongahela City, McKeesport, Oakmont, Sewickley, Sharpsburg, South Side, West End, Wilkinsburg.

Other Pennsylvania Towns included:
Beaver Falls, Brookville, Butler, Connellsville, Du Bois, Ellwood City, Fairchance, Franklin, Greensburg, Greenville, Indiana, Irwin, Johnstown, Latrobe, Meadville, Mt. Pleasant, New Brighton, New Castle, Oil City, Punxsutawney, Reynoldsville, Rochester, Scottdale, Sharon, Sharpville, Titusville, Uniontown, Washington, Waynesburg

Ohio Towns included:
Bellaire, Bridgeport, East Liverpool, Martin's Ferry, New Lisbon, Niles, Steubenville, Toronto, Warren, Wellsville

West Virginia Towns included:
Altenheim, Moundsville, New Cumberland, Wellsburg, Wheeling

Official Directory of the Central District & Printing Telegraph Co. May 1898
(Central District & Printing Telegraph Co., 1898, 410 pages)
This is an early telephone directory of Pittsburg and western Pennsylvania / eastern Ohio / northern West Virginia for the year 1898. This was a period of early adoption of this new service, so only a select few became subscribers - usually those who were wealthy or businesses. The information presented includes the name of the subscriber (person or business), their trade, street address and telephone number.

Pennsylvania Towns included:
Apollo, Barnesboro, Barnesville, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Blairsville, Braddock, Brockwayville, Brookville, Brownsville, Butler, California, Callery, Cambridge Springs, Canonsburg, Carnegie, Charleroi, Chicora, Clarion, Claysville, Connellsville, Crafton, Dawson, Du Bois, Dunbar, Ebensburg, Elizabeth, Ellwood City, Emlenton, Evans City, Fairchance, Falls Creek, Finleyville, Foxburg, Franklin, Freeport, Greensburg, Greenville, Grove City, Harmony, Hastings, Homestead, Indiana, Irwin, Jeannette, Johnstown, Kittanning, Latrobe, Leechburg, Mahoningtown, Manor, Meadville, Mercer, Monaca, Monongahela, Mt. Pleasant, McDonald, McKeesport, New Brighton, New Castle, New Kensington, Oakmont, Oil City, Patton, Petersville, Punxsutawney, Reynoldsville, Rochester, Scottdale, Sewickley, Sharon, Sharpsburg, Sharpville, South Fork, Tarenturm, Tionesta, Titusville, Turtle Creek, Uniontown, Washington, Waynesburg, West Newton, Wilkinsburg, Zelienople

Ohio Towns included:
Bellaire, Bridgeport, Cadiz, Cambridge, Canal Dover, Columbiana, East Liverpool, East Palestine, Girard, Leetonia, Lisbon, Martin's Ferry, New Comerstown, New Philadelphia, Niles, St. Clairsville, Salem, Salineville, Steubenville, Toronto, Uhrichsville, Warren, Wellsville

West Virginia Towns included:
Altenheim, Benwood, Clarksburg, Elm Grove, Fairmont, Grafton, Mannington, Morgantown, Moundsville, New Cumberland, Parkersburg, Sisterville, Wellsburg, Wheeling

Directory of All Business and Professional Men and Official Guide
of Beaver County, Penn'a (D. R. Watson, 1898, 114 pages)
This publication is a business and professional directory of Beaver Co., PA. It is arranged alphabetically by town. It lists the Borough Officers, Churches, Societies, and then Businesses and Professionals for each town.

Dillon's Rural Directory of Beaver County, PA. [1905]
(Herman F. Dillon, 1905, 270 pages)
According to the title page this publication relates "the names of over 8,000 residents of the rural districts, their occupation and Postoffic Address" and other useful information.

Townships Included:
Borough, Brighton, Big Beaver, Cippewa, Darlington, Daugherty, Economy, Franklin, Greene, Hopewell, Hanover, Harmony, Independence, Industry, Marion, Moon, North Sewickley, New Sewickley, Ohio, Patterson, Pulaski, Rochester, Raccoon, South Beaver, White

Boroughs Included:
Ambridge, Aliquippa, Baden, Conway, Darlington, Eastvale, Frankfort Springs, Georgetown, Glasgow, Hookstown, New Galilee, Patterson Heights

Mowrey's Tri-State Directory - 1907 (Mowrey Directory Co., 1907, 544 pages)
This is a business directory primarily of Western Pennsylvania but also including parts of Eastern Ohio and West Virginia for the year 1907. 1000's of businesses are listed in the directory, and many also have ads included. The directory information is arranged alphabetically by trade and lists the name of the business or businessman, and its street address. The portion on PA includes coverage of parts of these counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Venango, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Pennsylvania Cities
Allegheny, Avalon, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Braddock, Bridgeville, Butler, Canonsburg, Carnegie, Charleroi, Connellsville, Crafton, Duquesne, East Brady, Emlenton, Emsworth, Etna, Ford City, Franklin, Freedom, Greensburg, Heidelberg, Homestead, Ingram, Irwin, Jeannette, Johnstown, Kittanning, Latrobe, Mars, McKeesport, McKees Rocks, Midland, Millvale, Monaca, Monongahela, Munhall, New Brighton, New Haven, Oakmont, Oil City, Parkers Landing, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Scottdale, Sewickley, Sharpsburg, Sheridan, Uniontown, Verona, Washington, Waynesburg, Wilkinsburg, Wilmerding, Windber

Ohio Cities
Bellair, Brilliant, East Liverpool, Martins Ferry, Mingo Junction, Steubenville, Toronto, Wellsville

West Virginia Cities
Benwood, Chester, Elm Grove, Follansbee, McMechen, Moundsville, New Cumberland, Newell, Wellsburg, Wheeling

Beaver County Telephone Company Directory No. 7 - July 1911
(Beaver County Telephone Co., 1911, 76 pages)
This is a telephone directory of covering parts of Beaver County, Pennsylvania for the year 1911. The directory lists many residents and businesses, and provides the resident's name, address and telephone number arranged alphabetically. It also includes rural routes and townships along with the town / city listings. There is also a separate classified business directory at the end.

Areas Listed:
Aliquippa, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Big Beaver Twp., Bridgewater, Brighton Twp., Chippewa Twp., College Hill, Conway, Darlington, Eastvale, Enon Valley, Fallston, Freedom, Homewood, Koppel, Monaca, Monaca Heights, Moon Twp., Mt. Washington, New Brighton, New Galilee, North Rochester, Oak Hill, Patterson Heights, Patterson Twp., Racine P.O., Riverview, Rochester, South Beaver Twp., Vanport, White Twp., Woodlawn

1917 Farm Directory and Reference Book of Beaver and
Lawrence Counties, Pennsylvania (Orange Judd Company, 1917, 283 pages)
This is a Farm Directory of Beaver and Lawrence Counties, PA for the year 1917. It contains a list of State and County public officials and a number of local advertisements as well as the directory information. The directory information consists of the names of farmers and details such as address, the wife's name, type of farm, a notation of whether they own their farm or are tenants, have telephones, etc.

Beaver Valley Pennsylvania Directory 1925-26
(The Burch Directory Company, 1924, 676 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of parts of Beaver County, PA for the year 1925-26. It lists 1,000's of residents and businesses from this area, providing the resident's (or business) name, mate's name, occupation, and street address, arranged alphabetically by town. This directory also includes a numerical street directory listing residents by street number. There is also a separate classified business directory at the end of the publication.

Main Towns covered:
Beaver, Beaver Falls, Freedom, Monaca, New Brighton, Rochester, West Bridgewater

Adjacent Boroughs and Suburbs covered:
Beaver Heights, Block House Run, Bolesville, Brady's Run, Brighton Heights, College Hill, Crescent Heights, Dockter's Heights, Eastvale, Fallston, Geneva Hill, Marion Hill, Mengel Heights, Monaca Heights, Morado, Mt. Washington, New England Hill, Patterson Heights, Pleasant View, Riverview, Rochester Junction, Sharon, Steffen Hill, Sylvan Crest, Westview

New Castle and Nearby Places Telephone Directory - Summer 1927
(Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1927, 168 pages)
This is a telephone directory of covering parts of Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties, Pennsylvania for the year 1927. The directory lists 1,000's of residents and businesses, and provides the resident's name, street address and telephone number arranged alphabetically by town. This directory also includes the "yellow pages" section covering the businesses of the same area.

Towns Covered:
Bellton, Bessemer, Bethel, Big Run Juntion, Brent, Burnstown, Camp Run, Carbon, Celia, Chewton, Coaltown, Covert Station, Crescentdale, Drake, Duck Run, East Brook, East Moravia, East New Castle, Edinburg, Ellwood City, Energy, Fayette, Frisco, Gardner, Granboro, Harbor Bridge, Harlansburg, Hazeldell, Hazen, Hillsville, Indianrun, Irish Ripple, Jacksville, Joyce, Kimberly, Knox, Lawrence Junction, Lillyville, Mahoningtown, Marquis, McCaslin, Moravia, Mount Air, Mount Jackson, Muddy Creek, Nashua, Neshannock Falls, New Bedford, New Castle, New Castle Junction, Newport, New Wilmington, North Liberty, North Sewickley, Parke Gate, Payne Station, Plaingrove, Plano, Pleasanthill, Pleasant Valley, Portersville, Possum Hollow, Princeton, Pulaski, Rockville, Rose, Rose Point, Scott Ridge Skidmore, Smiley, Snake Run, South New Castle, Springs, Valcourt, Villa Maria, Volant, Walford, Wampum, Wayne, Weir, West Ellwood Junction, West Liberty, West Pittsburgh, Whitestown, Wilkinson, Wilmington Junction, Wurtemburg

Telephone Directory - Summer 1930
(Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1930, 238 pages)
This is a telephone directory covering parts of Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties, Pennsylvania for the year 1930. The directory lists 1,000's of residents and businesses, and provides the resident's name, street address and telephone number arranged alphabetically by town. This directory also includes the "Yellow Pages" section for businesses of the same area.

Towns Included:
Aliquippa, Ambridge, Baden, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Beaver Terrace, Beaver Valley, Bocktown, Bolesville, Bridgewater, Burnstown, Celia, Clearview Farm, College Hill, Criders, Crows Run, Darlington, Doctor Heights, Duck Run, East Rochester, Eastvale, Economy, Eidenau, Ellport, Ellwood City, Enon, Enon Valley, Fairoaks, Fallston, Fombell, Freedom, Frisco, Geneva Hill, Gibson Park, Green Garden, Gringo, Groveland, Harmony, Harmony Junction, Hazeldell, Hazen, Holt, Homewood, Independence, Industry, Kimberly, Knox, Koppel, Leetsdale, Legionville, Lillyville, Lock Five O R, Lock Six O R, Logstown, Mahan, Marquis, Merrill, Middle Lancaster, Midland, Monaca, Morado, Mt. Gallitzin Academy, Mt. Washington, New Brighton, New Galilee, New Sheffield, North Rochester, North Sewickley, Parke Gate, Patterson Heights, Racine, Riverview, Rochester, Scottsville, Shafers, Shippingport, Smiley, South Heights, South Monaca, Springs, Steffenville, Stobo, Vanport, Wayne, West Aliquippa, West Bridgewater, West Economy, West Ellwood Junction, West Mayfield, West View, Woodlawn, Wurtemburg, Zelienople

1938-1939 Rural Directory - Beaver County (C. S. Burke, 1938, 68 pages)
This is a farm and rural directory of Beaver County, PA for the year 1938-39. It lists several hundred farmers and provides their address, number of acres and estimated value of the farm. There are also a number of ads for local businesses.

1940-1941 Rural Directory - Beaver County (C. S. Burke, 1940, 60 pages)
This is a farm and rural directory of Beaver County, PA for the year 1940-41. It lists several hundred farmers and provides their address, number of acres and estimated value of the farm. There are also a number of ads for local businesses.

Beaver Valley and Nearby Communities Telephone Directory
January 1954 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1954, 420 pages)
This is a telephone directory of covering parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties, Pennsylvania for the year 1954. The directory lists 1,000's of residents and businesses, and provides the resident's name, street address and telephone number arranged alphabetically by town. This directory also includes the "yellow pages" section covering the businesses of the same area.

Towns Covered:
Aliquippa, Ambridge, Ash, Baden, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Beaver Terrace, Beaver Valley, Bellton, Big Creek, Big Sewickley Creek, Bocktown, Bridgewater, Buhl, Burnstown, Callery, Callery Junction, Carnot, Carr Post Office, Celia, Clark Manor, College Hill, Colona, Conway, Coraopolis, Coraopolis Heights, Crows Run, Darlington, Doctor Heights, Duck Run, East Rochester, Eastvale, Edgeworth, Eidenau, Ellport, Ellwood City, Enon, Enon Valley, Esther, Evans City, Fairoaks, Fairview, Fallston, Five Points, Fombell, Franklin Road, Freedom, Frisco, Geneva Hill, Georgetown, Glenfield, Glen Osborne, Glenwillard, Green Garden, Gringo, Groveton, Harmony, Harmony Junction, Haysville, Hazel Dell, Holt, Homewood, Homewood Junction, Hookstown, Independence, Industry, Industry Heights, Josephtown, Knox Plan, Kobuta, Koppel, Leetsdale, Legionville, Lillyville, Marquis, Merrill, Middle Lancaster, Midland, Monaca, Montour Junction, Moon, Morado, Mountair, Mt. Gallitzin Academy, Mt. Washington, Myoma, Neville Island, New Brighton, New Galilee, New Sheffield, North Rochester, North Sewickley, Ohio View, Ohioville, Parke Gate, Patterson Heights, Plains Church, Racine, Riverview, Rochester, Rowan, Scottsville, Sewickley, Shafers, Shields, Shippingport, Smiley, South Heights, South Monaca, Springs, Stamm, Steffenville, Stoops Ferry, Sunset Hills, Vanport, Wahlville, Watters, West Aliquippa, West Bridgewater, West Mayfield, West View, Wireton, Woodlawn, Wurtemburg, Zelienople, Zeno