When wanting to discover information about a destination it’s easy to turn to Google for the most common information available. But, if you are interested in digging a little deeper to uncover the “hidden gems," books are certainly the best way to go.
Thinking of taking a dive into some captivating books to learn more about Washington County, Pennsylvania then just keep reading.
Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County By W. Thomas MainwaringBack to Top of List
Many people are unaware that Washington County, Pennsylvania played a substantial role in the Underground Railroad. For that reason, W. Thomas Mainwaring chose to write the book Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County.
In this incredible book, Mainwaring separates fact from fiction in regards to Washington County’s efforts in the Underground Railroad. Mainwaring discusses Washington County’s origins as a slave county and its endeavors to abolish slavery.
Looking to learn more about Washington County’s involvement in the Underground Railroad? Then check out W. Thomas Mainwaring’s Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County.
Washington County Chronicles By Harriet BrantonBack to Top of List
Another fascinating read about the history of Washington County is Harriet Branton’s Washington County Chronicles. This book encompasses the vast history of Washington County through the element of story-telling.
Branton takes readers through the many historic tales of how the Civil War impacted Washington, David Bradford’s leading of the Whiskey Rebellion, and Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne’s efforts in helping slaves gain freedom through the Underground Railroad just to name a few.
If you are eager to learn more about the many stories of Washington County’s early-American origins then check out Harriet Branton’s Washington County Chronicles.
Washington County Murder & Mayhem By A. Parker BurroughsBack to Top of List
There’s no denying that avid readers absolutely love reading about true crime, mystery, and murder. If you fall under this category then a must read is A. Parker Burrough’s Washington County Murder & Mayhem: Historic Crimes of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Explore Washington County’s past while diving deep into some of the most bone chilling murders that took place in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Take a trip back in time while unraveling the murder of Thelma Young in North Franklin, the murder of a young girl in the Lyric Theater, and the foul play that occurred at the Burgettstown Fair.
If you are looking to learn more about Washington County’s dark past then A. Parker Burrough’s Washington County Murder & Mayhem: Historic Crimes of Southwestern Pennsylvania needs to be on the top of your “books to read” list.
Some Pioneers of Washington County, Pa. a Family History By F.S. ReaderBack to Top of List
Can’t get enough of learning about Washington County's history? Then check out F.S. Reader’s Some Pioneers of Washington County, Pa. a Family History.
This book is considered to be one of the most culturally important pieces of literature to the United States by many scholars and was reproduced from the original artifact making it a pretty awesome piece of history to read.
Reader explores the pioneer family history of Colonel William Wallace, who built their home and lived in the wilderness of Washington County. This book is based on facts obtained from court records and the archives of Pennsylvania. One of the most fascinating parts of this book may be that some of the pages are blurred out and minor spelling errors and corrections are present just like the original copy.
Explore the rich early history of Washington County when reading F.S. Reader’s Some Pioneers of Washington County, Pa. a Family History.