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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Forks of the Ohio

 

— National Historic Landmark —

 
The Forks of the Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
1. The Forks of the Ohio Marker
Inscription.  Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States.
 
Erected 1963 by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 40° 26.509′ N, 80° 0.592′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Located in Point State Park to the left of David L. Lawrence plaque on same walkway. 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. David L. Lawrence (a few steps from this marker); Pittsburgh Peace Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse

The Forks of the Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2011
2. The Forks of the Ohio Marker
Looking west in Point State Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Venango Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Edith Darlington Ammon (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Duquesne (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Forks of The Ohio. National Historic Landmarks website (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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