Point Marion in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Downtown Point Marion
A historic glimpse of the past, shining through today
As the center of commerce, travel, and social life in Point Marion, downtown has experienced significant activity since the town's initial establishment. Although some of the earliest buildings have been lost to time, many landmark buildings dating to the turn of the twentieth century remain standing and in use today.
■ 1751 First English and German immigrants settle here
■ 1780 Mason-Dixon Line establishes border between Pennsylvania and Virginia
■ 1880 First store opens, "Morris & Keyser's"
■ 1900-1915 Downtown building boom creates dense commercial core
■ 1907 Penn Street is first brick paved road in town
■ 1922 Massive fire destroys almost half of downtown buildings
■ 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt's train passes through Point Marion
Erected 2022 by Sheepskin Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Disasters Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1751.
Location. 39° 44.345′ N, 79° 53.971′ W. Marker is in Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street (U.S. 119) and Railroad Street, on the left when traveling west on Penn Street. Marker is located on the Sheepskin Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert Gallatin (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Marion (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Crossing the Mon at Point Marion, Pennsylvania (about 600 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Sheepskin Trail (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Point Marion (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Marion.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.