Meadowcroft: Yours Truly, James Simpson


In Meadowcroft’s corner of Washington County during the late 19th century, the preeminent local historian was James Simpson (1824–1902). In Boyd Crumrine’s 1882 History of Washington County, Pennsylvania, Crumrine acknowledged his dependence on Simpson: “There is no person living who is as well informed as James Simpson on all matters pertaining to the history of the western and northwestern part of Washington County, and it is from him that most of the facts given in this work in reference to the northwestern townships of this county have been obtained.”

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