When William Penn established his colony as a refuge for Quakers, he promised complete religious freedom to other minorities. As a result, the colony's English Quakers were soon joined by such diverse groups as German Mennonites, French Huguenots, and Scots-Irish Presbyterians. Ever since, Pennsylvania has been home to an exceptional variety of nationalities and religions. During the early decades of the 19th century the increase of factories and mines in the state attracted large numbers of immigrants from the British Isles and northern Europe. They were followed later in the century by equally large numbers of imigrants from eastern and southern Europe. During the 20th century, many blacks from the South migrated to Pennsylvania.
Warren County: Warren City Pennsylvania
The City of Warren was laid out in the year of 1795, but settlers really came to the area in the early 1800's. With the discovery of oil in nearby Titusville in 1859 and then, in Warren two years later , the community was bursting with industry. At one time Warren claimed more millionaires, per capita, then any other city or town in Pennsylvania. The beautiful massive homes reflect the great wealth once held in Warren City. A clean wonderful community to live in and raise a family.
Warren County is almost a perfect square. It is situated in northwest Pennsylvania with New York on it's northern border. The Allegheny River flows from the Allegheny Reservoir west and then due south into Forest County. The city of Warren is situated or nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains.
The Allegheny National Forest: One of 15 in the Eastern United States. The Forest came to be in 1923, after President Calvin Coolidge signed a proclamation to purchase available private lands for National Forest purposes. Located in the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Elk, McKean, Forest and WARREN the Allegheny Forest consists of, over a half-million acres. It is the only National Forest in Pennsylvania. The Allegheny National Forest sits in the rugged plateau country of northwestern Pennsylvania. Many creeks and streams cut deeply into the plateau, creating a rolling and sometimes steep topography with a 1,300 foot range of elevation. The mountains formed a natural barrier to communication and transportation during the colonial period and the early years of nationhood, but roads and railroads now cross the range.
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