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Get to know the City of Warren through this informative article brought to you by the child abuse attorneys of Warren. We hope you enjoy it!

About Warren

Warren is a city and county seat of Warren County, Pennsylvania. Also the principal city of the Warren, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, it is home to:

  • The Cornplanters State Forest headquarters
  • The Allegheny National Forest headquarters
  • The Chief Cornplanters headquarters
  • Blair Corporation

Before French settlement, the area that is now Warren was inhabited by the Seneca nation – a group of Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans. After the French and Indian War, control of the land was transferred to the British. In 1796, General Willian Irvine and Andrew Ellicott were sent to lay out a town in the area after the Revolutionary War. It was to be named after General Joseph Warren. A storehouse built in 1796 by the Holland Land Company was the first permanent structure in Warren. From 1810 to 1840, lumber was the main industry for the city. In 1875, during the process of drilling for natural gas in his wife's flower garden, David Beaty discovered oil in Warren.

During the past several years, the city has gone through hard economic times and a decrease in population. Nonetheless, the residents of Warren are in the process of revitalizing the city with the Impact Warren project. The riverfront development project will be focused on downtown Warren and include retail and commercial development, a convention center, bus depot, parking garage, and new townhouses and senior citizen housing. As of 2010, the city has a population of 9,710 people and a total area of 3.1 square miles.

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Historic Sites

Within the City of Warren are many establishments and landmarks that portray the history of the area. This include:

  • The Warren Historic District
  • Warren County Courthouse
  • Warren Armory
  • Woman's Club of Warren
  • Struthers Library Building
  • Guy Irvine House ("The Locusts")
  • Hazeltine House
  • John P. Jefferson House
  • Wetmore House

Each historic site have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) individually,

Warren Historic District

Warren Historic District is a 441-acre area encompassing 587 buildings, five sites and three objects in the central business district of the city and its surrounding residential areas. Notable buildings in the national historic district are the flatiron National City Bank Building, Struthers Library Building, Warren Armory, Conewango Club, Elks Club, Woman's Club of Warren, First Presbyterian Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, the former Swedish Lutheran Church, Warren County Courthouse, Wetmore House, and John P. Jefferson House. It also features a Civil War memorial, a Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and a bronze statue of General Joseph Warren. On July 22, 1999, the historic district was added to the NRHP.

Betts Memorial Park

Betts Memorial Park is owned and operated by the City of Warren Department of Parks and Recreation. As the gem of the city, the 50-acre park is located on Ludlow Street and bordered on the east, south and west by the Allegheny River. Offering a beautiful green space for residents and visitors, recreational amenities provided at the park are three softball fields, one baseball field, an open space, two bocce courts, three tennis courts, four pavilion rentals, two playgrounds, and restroom facilities. The park also features Betts Landing, which provides easy boat access to the river.

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