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Washington, Pennsylvania, USA

Prior to the American Revolution the area was the centre of a land dispute with Virginia. Pennsylvania’s claim was finally validated by the Virginia constitution of 1776. Laid out by David Hoge in 1781, Washington was early known as Catfish’s Camp for a Delaware Indian chief who lived there about 1750. It was known as Bassett-town for a short time until renamed for General George Washington. It was a hotbed of activity during the Whiskey Rebellion (an uprising against an excise tax on distilled liquor) of 1794 and was organized as a borough in 1810. The first crematory in the United States was built in Washington in 1876 by Francis Julius Le Moyne, who had to contend with an aroused public opinion, which forced the construction of the building at night. Washington was chartered as a city in 1924.

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  • 1791 - Washington, Pennsylvania, was the center for the 'Whiskey Rebellion' of 1791, which was one of the first open rebellions against the new U.S. government and Constitution.
    The Whiskey Rebellion (also known as the Whiskey Insurrection) was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 during the presidency of...Read MORE...


  • 1830 - DREADFUL TORNADO.
    Washington, Pa. March 27.
    On Monday evening last, near sundown, a most awful hurricane passed over this county, which in its consequences were more...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Washington
    Washington, a pleasant and nourishing town, capital of Washington county, Pennsylvania, on the National road, and on the Hempfield railroad, 25 miles ...Read MORE...


  • 1876 - December 6 – The first cremation in the United States takes place in a crematory built by Francis Julius LeMoyne. (Washington, Pennsylvania)

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    December 6, 1876

  • 1895 - Washington
    Washington, a post-borough, capital of Washington co., Pa., is on the National Road, and on the Chartiers Railroad, which connects here with the...Read MORE...


  • Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
    Main Street Station. Pa. R.R., Washington, Pa.
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  • 1906
    Washington, a post-borough, capital of Washington co., Pa., on the Baltimore and Ohio, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, and the...Read MORE...


  • Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
    The George Washington Hotel, Washington, Pa.
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  • Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
    Washington County Court House, Washington, Pa.
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Main Street Station. Pa. R.R., Washington, Pa.
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The George Washington Hotel, Washington, Pa.
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Washington County Court House, Washington, Pa.
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  • 1791 - Washington, Pennsylvania, was the center for the 'Whiskey Rebellion' of 1791, which was one of the first open rebellions against the new U.S. government and Constitution.
    The Whiskey Rebellion (also known as the Whiskey Insurrection) was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 during the presidency of... Read MORE...

  • 1830 - DREADFUL TORNADO.
    Washington, Pa. March 27.
    On Monday evening last, near sundown, a most awful hurricane passed over this county, which in its consequences were more... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Washington
    Washington, a pleasant and nourishing town, capital of Washington county, Pennsylvania, on the National road, and on the Hempfield railroad, 25 miles ... Read MORE...

  • 1876 - December 6 – The first cremation in the United States takes place in a crematory built by Francis Julius LeMoyne. (Washington, Pennsylvania)

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 6, 1876
  • 1895 - Washington
    Washington, a post-borough, capital of Washington co., Pa., is on the National Road, and on the Chartiers Railroad, which connects here with the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Washington, a post-borough, capital of Washington co., Pa., on the Baltimore and Ohio, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, and the... Read MORE...

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