NAME: Morrison town
COUNTY: Warren County Pennsylvania USA
CLIMATE: Warm in summer cold in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, summer, early fall
COMMENTS: The last time I was here was when I was around 12 years old my parents would take us on summer trips to Kinzua Dam and hiking around Jakes rock and the Glacial Rock Formations that are found all over the Allegheny National Forest The surrounding countryside is exceptionally spectacular especially in the fall of the year. Kinzua Dam, in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest dams in the United States east of the Mississippi River.The dam is located 6 miles (10 km) east of Warren, Pennsylvania along Route 59, within the 500,000-acre (2,000 km�) Allegheny National Forest
REMAINS: Two tombstones located on Route 321 between Kane and Marshburg. One is a descendant of the Morrison family Samuel Morrison who enlisted in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry. (Civil War) The other is the grave of a young boy, A childhood friend, Samuel B. Stanton who died of measles in 1849. Morrison cemetery -or Morrison hill cemetery nothing remains of Kinzua it is under 130 feet of water
Morrison was displaced by the building of Kinzua dam and Allegheny Reservoir. The actual construction on the dam was begun by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1960 and completed in 1965. The people of these communities watched their farm lands along the Sugar Run flats become flooded and covered by the waters that were being held back so Pittsburgh could become a boaters� paradise. As the waters covered their farm, it also covered the towns. Both areas are rich in history. The Sugar Run flats along Kinzua Creek where it joined the Allegheny River was once the place where Chief Cornplanter of the Seneca Indian nation successfully defended his people from British, Mohawk and American attacks. His people lived there long before the white men. When the Morrison family first came to the area in the 1790s, Chief Cornplanter allowed them to settle along Kinzua Creek. The Morrison family and their descendants would live in the area even to this day all because of that first friendship with the Great Chief Cornplanter. Their friendship grew and the chief invited his friend to his camp often. When spring floods washed away Morrison�s cabin and drowned his livestock, Cornplanter invited his friend to occupy an area of fertile land several miles from his own town located up the Kinzua Creek. With Cornplanter�s help, he would rebuild at the new site. This would become the location of the town of USGS details Morrison.Morrison (historical)Populated Placeflooded by the Allegheny ReservoirU.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1:62,500-scale topographic maps; various edition dates. Represents new or changed names from published editions. Map name and year of publication follow (if known): Kinzua/194901-Jul-19891329/405 Historical This feature no longer exists. Submitted by: Julia Parmarter