Kittanning in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Formed March 12, 1800 out of Westmoreland, Allegheny, and Lycoming counties. Named for General John Armstrong, who had destroyed the Indian Village at Kittanning, 1756. Here, the county seat was laid out, 1803, and the "Daugherty Visible" typewriter invented in 1881.
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 12, 1900.
Location. 40° 48.962′ N, 79° 30.982′ W. Marker is in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Marker can be reached from Market Street. Located to right of steps to entrance of Armstrong County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kittanning PA 16201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of General John Armstrong (a few steps from this marker); Kittanning or Attiqué Indian Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kittanning WW I MemorialArmstrong County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kittanning (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Kittanning (approx. half a mile away); Fort Armstrong (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kittanning.
Also see . . .
1. Armstrong County PA. County website homepage (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Armstrong, Sr. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Daugherty Typewriter Company. Typewriter Museum website entry (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.