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Milestones Vol 11 No 2--Spring 1986

Judge John R. Reddick, an early associate judge of Beaver County, is buried on the edge of the West Virginia border.

At the time of his burial the grave, enclosed with heavy sandstone walls, was on the line between Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

By his request he was buried with his face toward the east, his head in West Virginia and his feet in Pennsylvania, so that if the devil came for him on one side he could quickly flee to the other side.

Ironically, a resurvey shows the grave to be entirely in Pennsylvania.

History shows the judge was an intelligent, publicminded responsible citizen.

He held this special spot on his own land close to heart and added a bit of whimsy just for the fun of it.