Peters Creek Watershed History

Peters Creek Watershed History


History and geology combine as a a major determinant of water quality in Peters Creek and its tributaries. The Pittsburgh Coal Seam underlies most of the Peters Creek Valley. Much of our history centers around utilizing this great mineral wealth.

Stream

Pre-European

Peters Creek at Large, PA

Early European

Jacob Beam Cabin
Jefferson Memorial Cemetery
Pleasant Hills, PA

Cabin
Wetland

Mining

Montour #10 Mine Cleaning Plant
Library, PA

Railroads

Peters Creek Viaduct
Wheeling & Lake Erie Connellsville Line
South Park Twp, PA

Wetland