Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Crafton in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pittsburgh

 
 
Pittsburgh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
1. Pittsburgh Marker
Inscription. Gateway to the West and steel center of the world. Named for William Pitt by General Forbes after the fall of French Fort Duquesne in 1758. Laid out as a town by John Campbell in 1764. Incorporated as a city, 1816.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.423′ N, 80° 4.837′ W. Marker is in Crafton, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of West Steuben Street (Pennsylvania Route 60) and Woodmere Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Steuben Street. Click for map. Located on grounds of Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 288 West Steuben Street, Pittsburgh PA 15205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hand's Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); The McKee Mansion (approx. 2.3 miles away); Corliss Street Tunnel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Honus Wagner (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); 1909 McKee's Rocks Strike (approx. 2.7 miles away); McKees Rocks Mound (approx. 2.7 miles away); Michael A. Musmanno (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pittsburgh - Behind the Marker
Pittsburgh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
2. Pittsburgh Marker
Looking west on West Steuben Street (PA 60) and Thornburg Bridge in background.
. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. City of Pittsburgh. Official Website (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement