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Coraopolis, PA, 15108
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History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.

Lashell Station

lashell station

“When the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad was projected, Mr. (Jacob) Lashell gave the company a right of way through his property, with the understanding that a station be built there. This was called Lashell Station, and the ferry running across the river at that point also is named after the family.”
  • Located in the P&LE Railroad between Stoops Ferry and Middeltown/Coraopolis stations
  • Located on the bank of the Ohio River, opposite Chestnut Street (Sewickley), 12 miles below Pittsburgh
  • Property owned by Jacob and Sarah (Boley) Lashell featured gas well and boat landing/ferry

Middletown, 1886, showing Lashell Station

Coraopolis, 1895, showing Lashell Station

newspaper articles describing lashell station

Pittsburgh Daily Post, April 13, 1886

The Pittsburgh Press, January 19, 1888

Pittsburgh Dispatch, January 5, 1889

Pittsburgh Daily Post, August 1, 1889

Pittsburgh Dispatch, December 9, 1889

The Times Picayune February 11, 1893

Pittsburgh Daily Post, March 4, 1894

Pittsburgh Daily Post, July 17, 1895

The Pittsburgh Press, January 27, 1896

Pittsburgh Daily Post, October 16, 1898

Pittsburgh Daily Post, August 22, 1901

The Pittsburgh Press, December 10, 1910