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Beaver River (Pennsylvania)

Beaver River
Looking northward along the Beaver River at Beaver Falls.
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
 - left Connoquenessing Creek
Cities Beaver Falls, PA, Rochester, PA, Bridgewater, PA
Source Mahoning River
Secondary source Shenango River
Mouth Ohio River
 - location Bridgewater, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Length 21 mi (34 km)

The Beaver River is a sandstone. The river is roughly parallel to the border with the state of Ohio, with both Interstate 376 and Pennsylvania Route 18 running parallel to the river itself.

The river, which flows throughout the northern half of Beaver County, serves as the namesake of the county[1] as well as several locales in both Beaver and Lawrence County. The river itself was either named for King Beaver of the Delaware tribe that was native to the area, or for the animal itself.[2] Until the partition of Lawrence County from parts of Beaver and Mercer County in 1849, the river was entirely located in Beaver County, with its upstream terminus being at the border between Beaver and Mercer County from 1800-1849.


  • Communities along the river 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Communities along the river

See also


  1. ^ Hoover, Gladys L. (September 18, 1974). "County Got its Name From Stream". Beaver County Times. pp. C11. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "INDIAN NAMES IN BEAVER COUNTY". Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey: PA stream gaging stations
  • Penn State Univ.:Geography of Beaver County Pennsylvania

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