Monongahela in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S.S. Monongahela Anchor
This anchor from the U.S.S. Monongahela is dedicated to the men and women from the Monongahela area who served their country
Erected 1994 by The City of Monongahela.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 12.248′ N, 79° 55.685′ W. Marker is in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street and 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is located in front of the Monongahela Fire Department. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 West Main Street, Monongahela PA 15063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Parkison (within shouting distance of this marker); Monongahela (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell (about 700 feet away); The Hiker (about 700 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Roll of Honor (about 800 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monongahela.
Regarding U.S.S. Monongahela Anchor. The anchor is from the USS Monongahela, a ship named for Monongahela, Pa. The Monongahela was a barkentine sail-rigged steam powered Sloop-of-War built in 1863 serving in the US Navy beginning with Admiral David Farragut’s Squadron at the Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama. Later service included being a training ship for the United States Naval Academy. It was active until being destroyed by a fire in 1908.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.