The History of Forward Township

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The history of Forward Township is being presented by utilization of a number of hyperlinks.   Like everywhere else in this entire website hyperlinks are printed using the color BLUE.   If you click on any hyperlink and your are taken to another page -- where more information is presented. 

We welcome help in adding to this history of Forward Township.  If you have any articles, pictures, etc. that you would be willing to share on this website, please send me an email using this hyperlink: email.   Of particular interest would be old pictures of coal mines and other landmarks that have disappeared over the years.

Index to History Topics

 

 

(1) A History of Forward Township:  by Thomas Headley.     Tom also provided a second article entitled "Forward Township in Virginia ???" that offers some interesting commentary about the Township's early political history.
   
(3) This Link is to a website outlining the History of Forward Township starting with the time it was know as the "Jersey Settlement".
   

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Forward Township was named after Walter Forward.  Walter Forward was a Congressman, Treasury Secretary of the United States Treasury under President John Tyler, and the President Judge of the District Court of Allegheny County.   Although the Township was named after him, Walter Forward never lived in Forward Township, and there is no evidence he was ever even within the borders of the Township.
   
(5) This section presents the early history of the Ella Hollow section of Forward Township, or what was the Ella Hollow section before the renaming of the roads a few years ago.  This history details the settlement of the area by Joseph Beckett, where Beckett's Run enters the Monongahela River (where Routes 906 & 136 intersect).   Another Link provides some information on the Beckett's Run Mine located in Ella Hollow.
   
(6) This is a copy of the 1969 Forward Township Centennial booklet.   A copy of this booklet, which was provided by Chief Thomas Staley, is on file at the Municipal building and available for review and copying (original cannot leave the building).
   

 

 

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Date This Page Last Updated:   07/14/2009

 

 

 

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