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Star of the West was a title given to Westmoreland County by 18th century German pioneers who regarded it as a "stella" or star as they traveled from eastern Pennsylvania through this region and toward western territories. The 5-pointed star also represents the five counties that were carved from Westmoreland's original boundaries - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland. This Star reflects our mission to provide a guide through history to a greater understanding of the present and a clearer path to the future.
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - APRIL
04/06/1773 First English court west of the Allegheny Mtns was convened at Hanna's Town
4/13/1915 The famous Rattlesnake flag was transferred from the vaults of the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank in Greensburg to the State Library, at Harrisburg. Sometimes called Proctor's Flag, it was made for the militia that was formed at Hanna's Town in 1775.
4/14/1912 Young Greensburg Woman Survives Titanic Disaster
04/20/1852 Justice Richard Coulter dies in Greensburg
See Today in History for more dates of particular interest to Westmoreland County.