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The village of Moravia (or West Moravia) was laid out along the western bank of the Beaver River in 1864. Moravian missionaries came to this spot in about 1770 and converted many Native Americans to Christianity. They initially set up camp on the east side of the Beaver River, but soon relocated to higher ground on the west bank – near the spot where the new Moravia Presbyterian Church (shown on right) was dedicated in December 1890. Moravia became a thriving little village situated along the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR). The road at left (if you went left) would lead directly across the Beaver River and into the neighboring village of West Pittsburg. (c1915) Full Size
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