Gallatin’s Wilderness Home
By the end of Gallatin’s ownership, Friendship Hill included a barn, a well, vegetable and pleasure gardens, an orchard, and a gardener's cottage. However since Gallatin’s political post kept him from living at Friendship Hill for years at a time, he finally sold his isolated estate in 1832.
"… the new house at [Friendship Hill] is almost completed, is well finished and ... situated on a most delightful spot … "
Albert Gallatin's son James in a letter to his sister Frances August 21, 1823
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 46.562′ N, 79° 55.878′ W. Marker is in Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from New Geneva Rd near County Route 166. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Friendship Hill National Historic site. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset and there is no entrance fee. From the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preserving the 1910 Landscape (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monongahela River (about 400 feet away); Old Glassworks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greensboro (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Old Glassworks (approx. 2 miles away); Albert Gallatin (approx. 3 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 4 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Pennsylvania (approx. 4 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Marion.
Also see . . .
1. Friendship Hill National Historic Site. Link to the National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 30, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Friendship Hill National Historic Site. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 30, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 30, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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