For sale is a small, original handwritten PROPERTY TAX RECEIPT dated July 14, 1854. This tax receipt assessed a county and state property tax in the amount of $10.21. The tax receipt was signed by the Beaver County Treasurer. How would like to be the Beaver County Tax Collector? That would make for a great business card. A cool historical collectible.
Beaver County Pennsylvania is located in the southwest part of the state, and was carved out of Washington and Allegheny Counties in 1800. During the 1830’s the area became distinguished for the quality and quantity of its natural resources including limestone, fire clay, sandstone, and coal. Beaver County had a considerable supply of channel coal, a bituminous coal popular for its light compactness and its clean bright flame that lit “as easily as wood.” Beaver County was the home of many notable citizens. James Allison, called “the honest lawyer”, was a district attorney and served a term in the United States Congress. James Lyon was a store owner for 35 years, and served as a county sheriff from 1818-1821. Daniel Agnew was another noted lawyer who eventually rose to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.