Legends of Lost Treasures Pennsylvania (S Thru Z)
Somerset county, Pennsylvania: John Crouch lived about 4 miles NE of Hillsboro and was known by his neighbors as a miser in 1890. He and his family were murdered for the money that the outlaws believed was hidden in the house, but none was found. Speculation at the time placed his accumulated hoard at $350,000 in gold coins.
Somerset county, Pennsylvania: General Braddock’s paymaster reportedly buried an army payroll of gold coins, then valued at $20,000, on Laurel Ridge near Jennerstown. The cache was made during a battle with French and Indians and those who were involved in the burial were killed and the location of the gold lost. It has never been recovered.
Somerset county, Pennsylvania: During the winter in the late 1700’s, General George Washington was traveling through Laurel Ridge and had to abandon nearly all of his military equipment. The cache has never been found.
Somerset county, Pennsylvania: 1. During the Civil War, several chests of gold and silver were hidden in one of the many caves in the area of Laurel Ridge. The treasure has never been reported found. It is reported that several caches of guns and Civil War gear was secreted in the area of Laurel Ridge as well.
Somerset county, Pennsylvania: A cave along the path near “the Needle’s Eye” in Laurel Ridge was used by robbers who had waylaid a peddler and robbed him of several thousand dollars. The loot was supposedly hidden somewhere in or near the cave and never recovered.
Tioga county, Pennsylvania: It is reported that the Patriots had a secret cannon factory on Gore’s Mountain near Tioga during the Revolution. When the war was over, they sealed off the cave-foundry entrance, leaving behind several hundred complete cannons worth a fortune. The site has never been relocated.
Tioga county, Pennsylvania: One skeptical source claims that during the Revolution, a band of Tory raiders buried several chests of plundered treasure on the McMillan farm, 2 miles E of Blossburg near the Tioga River.
Venango county, Pennsylvania: In 1928, an airmail plane crashed in the vicinity of Bear Hollow near Polk. A part of the mail cargo included a shipment of about 1,100 diamonds in half a dozen bags destined for Midwestern jewelers. Postal officials recovered a total of 725 gems worth an estimated $100,000 at the time, leaving about 400 diamonds unfound at the crash site, including one 9 carat stone worth $18,500 in 1928.
Venango county, Pennsylvania: Fort McNault located at Franklin, built by the French in 1754. 14. It was believed for many years that the early French buried a large amount of coins near their old Fort McNault in Franklin.
York county, Pennsylvania: There is a story circulating that a military payroll remains buried in the S portion of York county, possibly in the Delta area near the Susquehanna River, but further information on the cache is not available.
Warren county, Pennsylvania: An Indian village stood just to the E of Irvine until it was destroyed during the Revolutionary War in 1779. 13. According to Science Magazine, Volume V of 1885, pure silver was found in the Indian burial grounds near Irvine. 14. The cave from which this silver supposedly came is believed located somewhere in the Allegheny National Forest.
Warren county, Pennsylvania: In 1977, hikers found part of a silver bar weighing 2 pounds in a rock crevice somewhere in the hills near Sheffield. It is believed that the piece was a part of a much larger cache somewhere in the area.
Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania: Diaries of 2 eyewitnesses tell that quantities of supplies and ammunition for an army of 1,400 men was buried by troops under George Washington in 1775.
Wyoming county, Pennsylvania: Years ago, an old shoemaker lived on the outskirts of Nicholson in the Endless Mountains. He often told stories of hidden coins and buried treasure to his neighbors, one in particular he repeated often that contained “many silver and copper coins” located in a cave or cavern near his old house.