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

West Newton

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
1. West Newton Marker
Inscription. Led by Gen. Rufus Putnam, the first settlers to establish American government in the Northwest Territory, built boats here to continue their journey from New England and to found Marietta, Ohio. They embarked on their river trip April 2, 1788.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.681′ N, 79° 46.216′ W. Marker is in West Newton, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of W Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 136) and Youghiogheny River Trail, on the right when traveling east on W Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Newton PA 15089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Adam Weddell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Darr Mine Disaster (approx. 4 miles away); The 1948 Donora Smog (approx. 5.1 miles away); Colonel Edward Cook (approx. 5.6 miles away); Cement City (approx. 5.7 miles away); Arthur J. Rooney (approx. 6.1 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 Monacatootha's Camp (approx. 6.1 miles away); Rabe Manor (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pennsylvania Historical Markers. (Submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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West Newton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
2. West Newton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 9 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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