More Info
Village of Foxburg

Village of Foxburg: Photo By Dennis Keyes

This glacier molded territory known as Penn’s Woods or Pennsylvania was deeded to William Penn in 1681 by King Charles II. As the legend goes, a fellow Quaker (a physician by the name of Fox) was owed a debt by William Penn. The two agreed that the payment would be a parcel of land in the great wild west…as much as could be walked from sunup to sundown.

An ingenious man, he hired the fastest local Indian to walk for him on June 21st…the longest day of the year. As a result he became the owner of 1,800 acres of forest spanning the beautiful Allegheny and bordered on the south by the rapids of the Clarion river. Time passed and one day an heir, Joseph Mickle Fox, came to settle the tract of land. In 1845 he built a large stone mansion complete with stables and barn. These buildings are still standing in excellent condition. You can see them hidden among the hillside trees high above the flowing rivers.

Joseph Mickle Fox was responsible for bringing the game of golf to Foxburg after enjoying it in St. Andrews, Scotland. He formed the Foxburg Country Club in 1887. Originally only five holes, the course has the distinction of being the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States.

It was grandson Joseph Logan Fox who built the roads, bridges and railroads to link the tiny hamlet to such far away communities as Clarion, Butler, Emlenton and Parker’s Landing. This man who accomplished so much in such a short time died at the age of twenty-nine.

Today this historic community is being rediscovered by those wanting to relax and get back to life’s simple pleasures.

Read The Complete Legend of Foxburg

Get the Scoop, Stay in the LoopGo Foxburg on Facebook  Go Foxburg on Flickr  Go Foxburg on Pinterest  Go Foxburg on YouTubeSubscribe for Offers

 

Events & Specials

Aug
23
Sat
2:00 pm Tom Panei @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Tom Panei @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tom Panei @ Foxburg Wine Cellars | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for a good time every Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm for free tasting of 30+ wines and Live Music on the patio!       
Aug
24
Sun
2:00 pm Jason Eustice @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Jason Eustice @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jason Eustice @ Foxburg Wine Cellars | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for a good time every Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm for free tasting of 30+ wines and Live Music on the patio!       
Aug
26
Tue
6:00 pm The Ryver Nymphs Live @ The Allegheny Grille
The Ryver Nymphs Live @ The Allegheny Grille
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ryver Nymphs Live @ The Allegheny Grille | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
Join Deanna and Nancy, The Ryver Nymphs, as they share their musical talents. If you enjoy good food, cold drinks and live entertainment this is where you want to be!       
Aug
30
Sat
2:00 pm Tim Lionelli @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Tim Lionelli @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tim Lionelli @ Foxburg Wine Cellars | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for a good time every Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm for free tasting of 30+ wines and Live Music on the patio!       
Aug
31
Sun
2:00 pm Max Schang & Rae Hanna @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Max Schang & Rae Hanna @ Foxburg Wine Cellars
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Max Schang & Rae Hanna @ Foxburg Wine Cellars | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for a good time every Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm for free tasting of 30+ wines and Live Music on the patio!       
Sep
1
Mon
all-day Labor Day
Labor Day
Sep 1 all-day
Visit http://calendarlabs.com/holidays/us/labor-day.php to know more about Labor Day. Like us on Facebook: http://fb.com/calendarlabs to get updates.       
Sep
5
Fri
7:00 pm Celebration! David Wickerham at ...
Celebration! David Wickerham at ...
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebration! David Wickerham at the McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present  CELEBRATION!  THE AMAZING DAVID WICKERHAM  at The McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer  on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7:00  PM          Lincoln Hall, Foxburg Acclaimed as one of the[...]
Sep
21
Sun
2:00 pm Rising Stars! Young Artists Perf...
Rising Stars! Young Artists Perf...
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rising Stars! Young Artists Perform – Pittsburgh Concert Society
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present RISING STARS!  YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORM Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Winners SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2:00 PM            Lincoln Hall, Foxburg Featuring Young Artists and Pittsburgh Concert[...]

View Calendar

Discover Foxburg


77.4°F
Feels like 77.4°F
Mostly Cloudy

Today:
82°F / 63°F
Tomorrow Sunday Monday
81° / 62° 82° / 56° 83° / 57°
Contact Us
Select business to contact

Please select a business you would like to contact and submit your message and we will forward it for you.

Next
Your Information

Please enter your details below.

Deselect this option if you don't wish to be added to our monthly mailing list.

Back
Please wait...