Brookville is a borough located in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It is the county seat and has a population of 3,933 as of the 2010 census. Founded in 1830, the borough is known for its historic buildings and a number of other attractions.
Scripture Rocks Heritage Park
Scripture Rocks Heritage Park in Brookville, PA is an oasis for nature lovers and history buffs alike. The historic park is located near Blackbird Distillery, Bilger’s Rocks, and Rapp Run Falls. It is also close to Clear Creek State Park and Cook Forest State Park.
Scripture Rocks Heritage Park is a unique outdoor museum that was recently recognized by the American Association of State and Local History. The park was awarded the S. K. Stevens award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to history and heritage. The park also received recognition from the Pennsylvania Museums as one of the state’s top ten interesting places to visit. In September, the park will receive a national award from the American Association of State and Local History. Visitors can follow colorful trail loops through the park and learn about the area’s history and culture.
During the early 1900s, Douglas Monroe Stahlman began carving the rocks near the park’s location. He later became involved with a religious movement founded by John Alexander Dowie. His ministry was known as Dowism and believed healing was done by faith only. He even declared war on the medical system.