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Saltsburg in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saltsburg

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
1. Saltsburg Marker
Inscription. First salt well in the vicinity was drilled, 1813-14. By the 1830's this area had become a leading United States salt producer. Important to its shipment was the Pennsylvania Canal's Western Division. The canal crossed here, 1829-1864, and was the lifeline of this small town.
 
Erected 1984 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 29.17′ N, 79° 27.121′ W. Marker is in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (Pennsylvania Route 286) and West Penn Trail, on the right when traveling east on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saltsburg PA 15681, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saltsburg Canal Park (a few steps from this marker); The Rivers' Edge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin (approx. 6.4 miles away); Thomas F. Gallagher (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bushy Run (approx. 8.1 miles away); Nellie Bly (approx. 9.1 miles away); Fort Hand (approx. 9.1 miles away); St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saltsburg.
 
Also see . . .
Saltsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
2. Saltsburg Marker

1. Borough of Saltsburg. (Submitted on November 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Visit Saltsburg. (Submitted on November 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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