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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Allegheny County

 
 
Allegheny County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
1. Allegheny County Marker
Inscription. Formed September 24, 1788 out of Westmoreland and Washington counties. Named for the Allegheny River. County seat of Pittsburgh was laid out in 1764 and became a city in 1816. A center of the iron, steel and other industries and “Workshop of the World.”
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.319′ N, 79° 59.784′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grant Street and Forbes Avenue. Click for map. Located in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protest Against Removing War Munitions (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Sadowski (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); County Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Family Court Facility (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay Frick
Allegheny County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
2. Allegheny County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); United Steelworkers of America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kaufmann's Department Store and Clock (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  The Official Website of Allegheny County. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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On This Site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
3. On This Site
A mass meeting was held December 27th 1860
to protest against removing war munitions
from the Allegheny Arsenal to the south.
The order was countermanded by
President James Buchanan.
Erected by
The Woman's Historical Society
of Pennsylvania.
June 1st 1916.
The City of Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
4. The City of Pittsburgh
was named by
General John Forbes
in honor of
William Pitt
on November 27, 1758
The day after the fall of Fort Duquesne,
General Forbes wrote in a letter to William Pitt:-
"I have used this freedom of giving your name to Fort Duquesne,
as I hope it was in some measure the being actuated by
your spirits that now makes us masters of the place"
Erected by The Allegheny County Committee
Pennsylvania Society
of the Colonial Dames of America
1941
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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