Irwin in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Irwin House
Built 1836 by John Irwin, Nephew of Colonel John Irwin, this brick structure served as an inn for stagecoach passengers on the Greensburg to Pittsburgh Pike at Tinker Run. In 1851 John Irwin laid out the original plan of lots for the town of Irwin between the house and the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Erected 1976 by Welcome Wagon Club, Irwin-North Huntingdon Sponsor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 40° 19.713′ N, 79° 42.632′ W. Marker is in Irwin, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (Old Route 30), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irwin PA 15642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Braddock's Military Road 1755 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Walthour (approx. 1½ miles away); Long Run Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 Monacatootha's Camp (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort Reburn (approx. 4 miles away); Ambush (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irwin.
Also see . . .
1. The Irwin Project. City website entry (Submitted on August 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Col. John Irwin. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,846 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.