Located at the confluence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers, Beaver is a small town of less than 5,000 people and the seat of rural Beaver County.
The town began as Fort McIntosh, a Revolutionary War era Patriot frontier fort. In 1792, Beaver was formaly laid out and became the seat of newly formed Beaver County in 1800. Renown British author and poet Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) famously spent the summer of 1889 in Beaver.
Like the rest of the town, Beaver's downtown business district was transformed in 2002 to better reflect the aesthetics of a 19th century town. This involved removing overhead power lines and parking meters; installing a replica forty-foot clock tower on the plaza in the center of the downtown; statues and a fountain.
Various community events are often held in the streets and parks of downtown Beaver.
Varies per business; the town's municipal building is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On-street parking and a parking garage are available.