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McConnellsburg, PA

McConnellsburg is a borough in south central Pennsylvania, and is the seat of Fulton County. The population is around 1,200.

McConnellsburg was founded in 1786 by Daniel McConnell, whose family settled in the Great Cove Valley. The community was started on a pioneer trail that went to Philadelphia. That trail later became the Chambersburg-Bedford Turnpike in the 1800s, and then the Lincoln Highway in 1914.

Today, McConnellsburg is a small town on US Route 30, which connects much of southern Pennsylvania. Isolated from larger settlements by the Appalachian Mountains on most sides, McConnellsburg is sheltered from growth further east in Pennsylvania, and further south in Maryland.


The Fulton County Courthouse, on Market Street at 2nd Street, on the Courthouse Square. The courthouse was built in 1852.



Buildings on the Courthouse Square. The square was located a block north of the old packhorse trail from Philadelphia to keep it free from commercial development.



Buildings on 3nd Street on the Courthouse Square. On the right is the old Washington House Hotel, on 2nd Street, built in 1850.



A house at 2nd & Market Streets, on the Courthouse Square.



The Jacob Reed House, on 2nd Street at Courthouse Square. The house was built in 1855, and is now used as law offices.



McConnellsburg United Methodist Church, on 2nd Street. The church was built in 1924.



The Sheriff's Office, on 2nd Street. The office was built in 1852, and was originally the jail.



Buildings at 2nd & Market Streets, on the Courthouse Square. On the left is the Wible Law Office, built in 1892.



A building on Lincoln Way.



The McConnell House, on Lincoln Way. The log house, located on the left, was built in 1760. The stone house on the right was built in 1834.



The Albert Stoner Building, on Lincoln Way. The store was built in 1899.



The Stoner Shop, on Lincoln Way. The structure was built in 1875.



Looking west down Lincoln Way. The highway was designated in 1914, becoming part of the first coast-to-coast highway in the United States.



The Widow McConnell House, on Lincoln Way. The log house was built in 1800.



A house on 1st Street.



A log cabin on Maple Street. The house was built in 1800.



Houses on 2nd Street.



McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church, on 2nd Street. The church was built in the 1860s.



Buildings on 2nd Street.



The Fulton House, on Lincoln Way. The house was built in 1793.



Buildings on Lincoln Way.



The Racket Store, on Lincoln Way. The storefront dates to 1906.



A house at Lincoln Way & 3rd Street.



Houses on 3rd Street.



The James Agnew House, on Lincoln Way. The house was built in 1793.



Houses on Lincoln Way.



St. Paul Lutheran Church, on 3rd Street. The church was built in 1848. The church is notable for having the bell from St. Joseph Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, which was dedicated in 1736 and a gift from Queen Ann of Russia.



Houses on 4th Street.



Houses on Walnut Street.



Houses on 3rd Street.



Houses on 2nd Street.



Houses on 2nd Street.



St. Paul's United Church of Christ, on 2nd Street. The church was built in 1894.

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Old Posted Oct 13, 2021, 5:59 AM
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Nice! If you edited out some of the cars in these photos and made them black and white they could easily be mistaken for 100+ year old photos.
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Such a wonderful valley and the mountains surrounding McConnellsburg have a higher prominence than most in PA. I love the PA length of Lincoln Highway, especially from Ligonier through to Lancaster. Bedford, Everett, and McConnellsburg have a well preserved lot of 18th and 19th century buildings.
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I haven't been through in years but it's a charming little place and nice to see that it has been kept up. Thanks for sharing!
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