Historic Hanna's Town (US)

Historic Hanna's Town, a partially reconstructed late-18th century village that was the site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains.

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Hanna's Town, founded in 1773 and named for its founder Robert Hanna. The town was an oasis for travelers, settlers and those seeking justice and order in the often chaotic environment of the western Pennsylvania colonial frontier.

It was attacked and burned by Native Americans and their British allies on July 13, 1782 in one of the last conflicts of the Revolutionary War. Guided tours of this frontier settlement describe daily life and provide insight into the struggles, decisions, and events in western Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.

The town site's subsequent conversion to farmland in the early 1800's preserved it as an archaeological time capsule of 1770 frontier life during the waning British colonial period and the emerging American republic, and it remains an almost unique archaeological resource in this area.


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