Homepage of Atlantic Village, New Derry

Homepage for Atlantic Village, New Derry

HISTORY OF ATLANTIC VILLAGE, NEW DERRY

CHAPTER XVIII THE DERRY SETTLEMENT

P. 116 The aflictions and daring deeds of the pioneers of the Derry settlement during the Revolution will illustrate the experience of other districts in the Westmoreland country. Derry was a long, triangular territory near the northern border of the county, bounded on the east by Chestnut Ridge, on the north by Conemaugh river, and on the southwest by Loyalhanna creek. Its first settlers wee from the Cumberland Valley, and were either natives of Derry, in Ireland, or their immediate descendants. The circumstances under which these pioneers went to the border show that they were bold and self-reliant. The time was a year or two prior to the purchase of the land from the Indians, and the settlers were trespassers. Yet they fearlessly penetrated the forest, built their cabins and hewed out their clearings, taking their chances of withstanding the savages on the one hand and the colonial authorities on the other. When the land office opened, in the spring of 1769, most of these Derry

Here are some of my favorite websites:

http://www.derryhistory.org (Derry Area Historical Society)
http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.com/atlantic1.html (Atlantic Coal Mining History)
http://www.starofthewest.org/ (Westmoreland County Historical Society)


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