About this site. Here is some of the history of Rural Valley and nearby areas in and around Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania that I've gathered up along the way.

The site started out presenting research about my family, but its focus now is on the history and people of the area. It is a work in progress with much more to be added.

Submissions are very welcome! I am grateful to the people who have contributed content to this site. Special thanks go to Linda Repine for donating items from the estate of Mary Elizabeth Caylor, and to Chuck Colton for scanning his family's collection of old photographs and memorabilia, and also for seeking out other resources to add to the site.

How to find what you're looking for:

If you are researching genealogy, check out the obituary collection and the Rural Valley/Cowanshannock family tree.

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Group of people circa 1910 with a Rural Valley banner
Back row: Bertha (Huber) Neel, Mrs. McKelvey, unknown. Front row: Louis McKelvey, unknown, Mary Neel.Possibly taken in the 1910's. Picture courtesy of Ray Ambrose

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Enhancements to make this site more mobile-friendly came from thesitewizard.com.