Directories
  • Business Directory for circa 1867 and 1871 (6/1/1867) - Spartansburg grew continually from its incorporation in 1856. As the area of Sparta Township grew, men and women met the…
  • 1871 and 1876 Directory (12/16/1870) - Crawford County printed and published a Business Directory frequently that included a listing of citizens and business owners in each…
  • 1874 Directory for Spartansburg and Sparta Township (3/24/1874) - The 1874 version of the Crawford County Directory provided a list of residents of Sparta Township and Spartansburg Borough.  The…
  • 1879, 1889, 1897, 1899, 1909 Directories (12/16/1880) - Directories were published by different organizations, some lists only and others containing additional information. The 1879-1880 Directory The 1889-1890 Directory…
Advertising Through the Years
  • Shop Ads 1871-1907 (3/22/2020) - In the late 1800's Spartansburg had a large business district. Even with fires destroying all or parts of Main Street,…
  • Shop Ads 1908-1922 (3/23/2020) - New brick buildings were erected following the 1898 and 1905 fires. The buildings that housed many of the businesses who…
  • Shop Ads 1923-? (3/23/2020) - Businesses continued to come and go in Spartansburg. Longstanding businesses change hands and keep on going... And, while advertising in…
Public Works and Services
  • Railroads Through Spartansburg (5/1/1862) -    The Oil Creek Railroad line from Titusville to Corry opened in 1862.  The Oil Creek became a part of…
  • The Spartansburg Bank (1882-1905) (3/4/1882) - In 1882, a bank was organized in Spartansburg.  The bank was a private bank with no state or federal backing. …
  • Spartansburg’s Newspaper the Sentinel (2/28/1885) -   The first copy of the "Spartansburgh" Sentinel was 2 pages and issued on February 28, 1885.  The Editor was…
  • Read the Spartansburg Sentinel 1902-1908 (2/28/1885) - Spartansburg Sentinel Newspapers Thanks to the generous provision of the Firth Family, copies of the original Spartansburg Sentinel from 1902-1908…
  • Grange National Bank (4/20/1908) - The Grange National Bank was the 2nd bank in Spartansburg.  It's establishment came within 3 years after the failure of…
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