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Vandergrift in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vandergrift

 
 
Vandergrift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. Vandergrift Marker
Inscription. Hailed by historian Ida Tarbell as America's "most important industrial town," with homes owned by the workers. Founded 1895 by George G. McMurtry, president, Apollo Iron and Steel Company Named for Captain Jacob J. Vandergrift, and designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 36.244′ N, 79° 33.889′ W. Marker is in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 56). Click for map. Located on the grounds of the Casino Theater. Marker is in this post office area: Vandergrift PA 15690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nellie Bly (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Hand (approx. 4.5 miles away); In Memory of Lieutenant Michael Schall, Sr. (approx. 7.1 miles away); In Honor of Nellie Bly (approx. 7.1 miles away); Cochran Mills Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away); Burtner House (approx. 8.9 miles away); Saltsburg Canal Park (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Vandergrift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. Vandergrift Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 8 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.
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