Young Township

McIntyre, located in Young Township, Indiana County, was formed in 1830 from parts of two contiguous townships, Conemaugh and Blacklick. In the late 18th and 19th centuries early settlers and immigrants to this area were primarily from the British Isles. Later immigrants, primarily from eastern and southern Europe, settled in western Pennsylvania to work in the newly developing coal mines. The Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Company was the largest coal mining company in Indiana county in the early part of the 20th century. It established many coal mining company towns in Indiana and other nearby counties, some of which still stand today although greatly changed.
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