Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Place of International Consequence
Point of Confluence
Nature itself has conspired to render the Ohio hereabouts a place of consequence and importance, and the rendezvous of all the people of North America that are within reach of it.
John Mitchell 1756
Point of Conflict
I spent some time in viewing the Rivers, and the Land in the Fork, which I think extremely well situated for a Fort as it has the absolute command of both Rivers.
George Washington 1753
Point of Renewal
There is good reason to believe that Pittsburgh is in the beginning of one of the most dramatic periods of municipal renaissance that any great American city is likely to undergo in the next decade.
George Sessions Perry
Saturday Evening Post, ca. 1950s
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & VesselsFormer U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1756.
Location. 40° 26.493′ N, 80° 0.75′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Commonwealth Place and Liberty Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allegheny Foamflower (within shouting distance of this marker); National Recognition Day (within shouting distance of this marker); American Witch Hazel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Duquesne (about 400 feet away); Mayapple (about 500 feet away); False Solomon's Seal (about 500 feet away); White Snakeroot (about 600 feet away); Pittsburgh Peace Tree (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.