“The People of this Place Behaved Brave” The Burning of Hanna’s Town


At 2:00 p.m. on July 13, 1782, a group of Seneca and their British allies attacked Hanna’s Town, the seat of government for Westmoreland County. But what were the events that led to one of the most devastating attacks on the Pennsylvania frontier at the end of the Revolutionary War?

On the anniversary of this event, learn more about the attack on Hanna’s Town and how it became the historic site we know today.

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