Apollo History

While Apollo, Pennsylvania,  was yet named Warren, it was surveyed and laid out in streets and alleys by William Watson in November 1816. There were fifty lots, 66×165 feet. The first home was also the first public house in Warren. It was at the foot of Main Street (known as S. Second Street today). The first bridge was erected across the Kiskiminetas River shortly after the incorporation of the Warren Bridge Company on March 15, 1844. The first post office was established August 15, 1827 with Milton Dally as postmaster.

This map from 1826 shows the original 50 lots laid out in Warren Town, now
known as Apollo, Pennsylvania.

The village of Warren was incorporated into the borough of Apollo by the Act of the Assembly of March 15, 1848. The first borough election was held May 8, 1848. At that election, Dr. Robert McKissen was elected Burgess. By an Act of March 31, 1859, the northern end of the borough was extended. By an Act of March 8, 1869, the borough lines were extended to include the lands of Michael Cochran. The foundation of Apollo’s history rests on its remarkable people, communities, churches, businesses, industries, and public services. Learn more by clicking the links below. 

Businesses & Industries

Tornadoes, & Fires, & Floods, Oh My!

The People & Families of Apollo

Places and Buildings

5 thoughts on “Apollo History

  1. Heather Kerr June 11, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I love the new website and that it’s linked to the FB page! All of you folks at the historical society are doing a terrific job using digital means to educate and inform those of us who simply can’t get to the society building when it’s open. Thank all of you for your hard work!

    Liked by 1 person

    • apollopahistory June 13, 2016 / 6:44 am

      Thanks, Heather! We really appreciate the feedback & your kind comments. This foray into the digital world has been interesting, albeit difficult at times for some of us non-computer people! I’ve learned a LOT!
      Glad you’re enjoying the site.


    • Jeff Crawford January 13, 2022 / 6:22 pm

      Are you Jeff Kerr’s granddaughter I went to school with him Jackson elementary school ?


  2. John fabian August 6, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    I grew up in Apollo and would like my family to learn more about the area I grew up in.

    Liked by 1 person

    • apollopahistory August 6, 2017 / 2:11 pm

      We hope this site helps your family learn more about our interesting history 🙂


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