Site of Old Hannastown

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Site of Old Hannastown
Site of Old Hannastown is located in Pennsylvania
Site of Old Hannastown
Site of Old Hannastown is located in the United States
Site of Old Hannastown
Location4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Greensburg, Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°20′37″N 79°30′19″W / 40.34361°N 79.50528°W / 40.34361; -79.50528Coordinates: 40°20′37″N 79°30′19″W / 40.34361°N 79.50528°W / 40.34361; -79.50528
Area182 acres (74 ha)
NRHP reference No.72001180[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 26, 1972

The site of Old Hannastown is a historic archaeological site located at Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The village of Hannastown was laid out and originally settled in 1768–1769. It consisted of 30 log houses, 2 taverns, and a garrison palisaded fort. It was the site of the first English court administering justice west of the Alleghenies between 1773 and 1787. It was destroyed by fire by the Senecas and English in 1782, and considered one of the last hostile acts of the American Revolution. A "little Declaration of Independence" known as the "Hannastown Resolves" was adopted on May 16, 1775.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes William F. Porter (January 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Site of Old Hannastown" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-10.