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Harmony is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 890 at the 2010 census. It is located about 30 miles (48 km) north of Pittsburgh.
Harmony is located in southwest Butler County, along the northeast border of the borough of Zelienople. It is in the valley of Connoquenessing Creek, a tributary of the Beaver River.
Interstate 79 passes just east of the borough, with access from exits 87 and 88. Via I-79 it is 30 miles south to downtown Pittsburgh and 99 miles north to Erie. Pennsylvania Route 68 passes through the borough just south of the downtown and leads west into Zelienople and east 17 miles to Butler, the county seat.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Harmony has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 1.23%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 937 people, 409 households, and 267 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,468.0 people per square mile. There were 434 housing units at an average density of 1,143.1 per square mile.
There were 409 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $40,833, and the median income for a family was $47,411. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $25,357 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,693. About 3.1% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
In December 1753, George Washington and Christopher Gist came through the area. They were shot at somewhere between present-day Evans City and Ellwood City (the exact location is unknown), through a region above the forks of the Ohio known as Mutheringtown or "Murdering Town". In 2003, the borough commemorated the event as part of the 250th Anniversary Commemoration of the French and Indian War.
Harmony was founded by the pietist Johann Georg Rapp and his Harmony Society in 1804. George Rapp came to America from Württemberg, Germany, in 1803 in search of land for his followers that was free from the religious persecution they faced in Germany. He was searching for a place for his followers to worship, farm and put into effect Rapp's communalreligious teachings. In 1804, two groups of Harmonites purchased a tract of land in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
They formally established the Harmony Society in 1805 and lived in Pennsylvania for about 10 years before selling the Harmony property in 1814 to Abraham Ziegler, a Mennonite, and moving west to Indiana Territory, where they built the town of Harmony on the Wabash River (now New Harmony, Indiana). In 1824, they moved back to Pennsylvania, this time to Economy (now Ambridge). The settlements were economically successful, producing many goods in a clothing factory, a sawmill, a tannery, and from their vineyards and distillery. A hotel was also run in Harmony. In Economy, the group aided the construction of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, established the Economy Savings Institution and the Economy Brick Works, and operated the Economy Oil Company, Economy Planing Mill, Economy Lumber Company, and eventually donated some land in Beaver Falls for the construction of Geneva College. In 1869, Mennonite craftsmen built the stone wall around the Harmonite cemetery in Harmony with a unique revolving stone door. The society exerted a major influence on the economic development of western Pennsylvania. But since the group chose to adopt celibacy, they eventually died out when John S. and his wife Susanna C. Duss, the last surviving leaders of Harmony Society, died in 1951.
The Mennonite community in Harmony lasted until around 1904, by which time the town was selling more and more individual plots. Still extant is an old Mennonite meeting house on a hill near Harmony that was built in 1825.
Harmony's history, particularly that of the Harmony Society, is preserved at the Harmony Museum, operated in the town by Historic Harmony, Inc.
On a hill in Harmony, situated above Connoquenessing Creek sits a "seat" of stone (actually a rock formation). This seat was said to be used by Rapp to watch over the commune and its members in their daily lives. Thanks to local Boy Scout Troop 457 of Zelienople, a set of steps were built leading up to the seat as part of an Eagle Scout project for Christopher Van Arsdale of Harmony.
Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau www.visitbutlercounty.com
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Zelienople, Pa., Historical Society http://www.zeliehistory.org/
Old Stone House Museum www.oldstonehousepa.org
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Borough of Harmony, Pa www.harmony-pa.us
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Right here at Bob's Auto & Salvage we pay money on the barrelhead-- top buck, as well-- for all types of scrap steel, salvage, old automobiles that run (or don't), as well as a bunch of other recyclable materials that most folks discard never ever visualizing simply how much money they can have put their pocket if they just came down to see us.
Hi, we are Steve as well as Barb Tenney the husband and wife proprietors and also supervisors of Bob's Auto & Salvage. We are thankful to meet you!
We have been assisting the people Harmony, PA neighborhood with all of their scrap automobiles as well as scrap salvage since we first launched our center back in 1996. It's been our objective to make certain that our neighbors and also close friends have the opportunity to get as much cash in their pocket for scrap recyclable metal as possible while at the exact same time doing every little thing we can to reduce our ecological impact on the area right here in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
We been involved in the junking and also recycling service for decades (Steve started scrapping as a teen) as well as for more than 20 years now it's been our honor and also privilege to run this company the same way that we have actually been running it today and as well we ran it back in 1996.
Our company was founded on the back of sincerity, hard work and also dedication, not only to every and every one of our locals as well as loyal clients yet additionally to the surrounding area in Harmony. Being from Pennsylvania we recognize exactly just how crucial steel, metal, and also various other recyclable items are to everyday life throughout this excellent country-- and also all over the world, for that issue-- it is been our mission to offer the neighborhood of Harmony by keeping things tidy in our little corner of Butler County by running the salvage and recycling operation of all kind of scrap that would certainly have or else accumulated and also gone to rot.
If you've been pondering doing away with some old family appliances, have actually been tearing off old aluminum house siding, are aiming to get rid of an old car as well as wanting to obtain some cash in your pocket for it—regardless if it runs—or run a building business as well as come across all kinds of scrap and also waste on a regular basis that you enjoy to develop into cash money and increase your earnings we are the solution partner for you!
A lot of people throughout Harmony have actually been wondering about the nearby scrap backyard near me or the closest car salvage near me and also where's the most effective scrap steel recycling facility places are, we're happy to inform you that if you live anywhere in or around Harmony we might not be the closest folks you can do business with-- but we have actually been ranked the leading scrap steel reusing center in all of Butler and also Allegheny Counties and also you can get the top buck in your pocket for ANY scrap you bring by!
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We realize people in Harmony wondered on a regular basis "where's a scrap yard near me, where's an auto salvage near me, where's a scrap metal recycling or where's an aluminum recycling near me center and or where can I trade in metal-- including aluminum-- for cold cash?", never grasping that Bob's is just down the road in Butler and has been there since 1996.
We hear that every day communities and residences here in Harmony aren't looking for a scrap yard near me on a day to day basis, but we want you to find out that we are readily available-- and that we have cash-- for each of your scrapping needs.
Whether you're hunting for an automobile recycling near me and or a aluminum recycling near me facility to do away with an old automobile that hasn't run in a while and certainly likely to run ever again, just intend to get rid of several old equipment (and get paid along the way for doing so), or have some old scrap metal left over from an improvement project we are here to take it off your hands.
We've been tendering top dollar prices ever since the first day back in 1996, have 100% fully calibrated and state-of-the-art weighing service with receipts given and clarity to be certain that you know you are acquiring a fair treatment, and are always delighted to work with our friends in any and every way we are qualified to.
If you don't want to be annoyed, if you don't want to earn a penny less for your scrap, and if you just want to get rid of all those "heavy metals"-- and want money in your hand when you do-- all you have left to do is to reach to us or drop on by.
We will take care of all of the heavy lifting for you with cash in hand!
Call us today at 724-285-1900 or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), or even just drop on by our location in Butler.
You can find us at every day of the week (except Sunday when we are closed completely) between 8 AM and 4:30 PM, though we close a little early on Saturday at noon.
Hope to see you soon!
Steve and Barb Tenney
Bob's Auto Salvage
A lot of people come in with residential scrap-- old radiators, old boilers, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, and even pipes from old plumbing-- and mention to us that they do not knew there was a scrap yards near me that would give them cold, hard cash in their pocket for all this old "junk" before!
Whether you are basically in the process of improvementing/upgrading your old appliances, tearing out and redesigning rooms in your premises, or just have a lot of old scrap lying around that you 'd rather remove and would like to make money to do away with it besides having to pay someone to get rid of it for you we here at Bob's Auto & Salvage are more than happy to help.
Not only that, but we aren't ever going to waste your time or your energy by having you track all of that household scrap down to our location without learning almost exactly the amount of cash will be able to put in your pocket by the end of the day.
That's right, all you will need to do is contact one of our scrap metal staff members (via phone or email) and will do some rough "back of the napkin" math to forecast just about how much money we can give you for that scrap in order to you know whether it's worth your time. You can also look at our full pricing list on our website at www.bobsautoandsalvage.com before you come by.
We believe you'll find (more often than not) that making the choice to get a hold of our scrap metal recycling center can put a lot more money in your hand for your junk than you would have concluded possible before!
Cash For Your Car
Don't forget that old "Cash for Clunkers" program the government ran a little while back that paid people good money for bad cars, no matter whether or not they ran any longer?
Well, visualize us here at Bob's Auto & Salvage as the next best thing to that same program!
While we don't sell any auto parts out of our salvage yard here at Bob's we are more than happy to take virtually any motor vehicle (roadworthy or not) into our scrap yard near me in exchange for cash, so long as you have the title documentation in hand.
If you've got a title and an automotive that needs to be junked, we've got cash for you!
If the car that you like to junk can possibly be driven on down to our Butler location of course come by at any time during our standard business operations. If, however, you're seeking to scrap out a car that will run and has no real business on the road (we get them in here all the time) just drop us a line-- via phone or email-- to let us know a time that's acceptable for you to drop the car off and will have someone waiting for you.
Since we've been at this for such a number of years we know very well how to streamline the process dramatically, steering you step-by-step through the scrap out process and letting you know exactly how much your vehicle is worth.
We always offer fair, competitive prices (usually top dollar) and if you get a hold of us in advance will give you a rough guess that has no obligation connected whatsoever and you can also check out our pricing on our web page at www.bobsautoandsalvage.com
Commercial and Rehab Scrap Metal
A lot of the leading service providers in Harmony (and throughout Butler and Allegheny Counties) have come to count on us for all of their scrap metal recycling needs.
We routinely get calls wanting the best scrap yards near me so that they don't have to go very far from their jobsites, and we will always partner with our commercial clients to find ways to simplify the process as much as possible.
If you're operating a jobsite that has a lot of scrap metal (copper, brass, aluminum, steel, etc.) and would love to pad the profits of this project a bit by junking that metal we love nothing more than to speak to you about the closest metal and aluminum recycling near me right here at Bob's Auto & Salvage.
Commercial construction ventures and home-owners alike will find that we make great partners in the scrap out business. We can drop off and satisfy your needs utilizing our onsite recycling bins and roll off containers that we will handle all of the heavy lifting as far as transport is concerned.
Best of all, you won't have to pay an extra penny to make the most of these services from us here at Bob's Auto & Salvage, either.
We are conscious of there are other scrap yard near me locations that maybe interested in earning your business, and that there are plenty of other auto salvage near me centers around Harmony that are looking to convince you to come down and give them a shot.
But there's a real main reason why we have been time after time rated as the absolute best in the business throughout Butler and Allegheny counties and a big part of that is that we always-- ALWAYS-- pay cash for any and all scrap metal that you bring by our centers.
Every one of our weighing scales are up-to-date and top-of-the-line, calibrated on a regular basis. Each and every one of our weighing stations are totally authorized by the state of Pennsylvania also, and each of our payout slips includes total openness and CORRECT weight for everything that you have brought in.
This is NOT the sort of scrapyard that you'll leave feeling like you were taken advantage of. Everything is performed in black-and-white, completely up front, and with total transparency-- and if after we weighed out the metal that you bring in for scrap you aren't happy with the dollar figure we offer to pay you, your under absolutely zero agreement to take our offer.
Other places will promise the money in the stars when it relates to scrap payouts, offering 100% cash options but adding in small print that puts a hard dollar limit on those sort of payouts or stretches those payments out over a certain block of time.
You won't find any misleading words here at Bob's Auto & Salvage. Our word is our bond and our offer of 100% cash on the table when you bring your scrap in is good clear across the board.
In case you have a pickup bed overflowing with copper that you want to get rid of, installation projects scrap that you want to earn money for getting rid of (rather than having to pay someone to remove), or just have a small amount of scrap you 'd like to change into money while doing your best for the local and global environment it's our promise to pay our
customers in cash no matter what.
Since 1996 we have operated as a cash first business and we are going to continue running Bob's Auto & Salvage the same way for this long as we are blessed to be a partner in this community.