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Point Marion in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Albert Gallatin

(1761-1849)

 
 
Albert Gallatin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 16, 2014
1. Albert Gallatin Marker
Inscription.  Jeffersonian diplomat, financier, and statesman. Gallatin was the longest serving US Secretary of the Treasury, 1801 to 1814. As such, he facilitated the Lewis and Clark Expedition, successfully reduced the national debt until the War of 1812, and helped negotiate the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war. In the 1790s he was instrumental in calming the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pa. Friendship Hill, his home for many years, is nearby.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 44.365′ N, 79° 53.978′ W. Marker is in Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Railroad Street near Penn Street (U.S. 119), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 Railroad Street, Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Albert Gallatin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 16, 2014
2. Albert Gallatin Marker
Looking north on Route 119 along Penn Street in Point Marion, PA
as the crow flies. Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Pennsylvania (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia); Sophia Allegre Gallatin (approx. 3 miles away); Old Glassworks (approx. 3 miles away); Monongahela River (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Martin (approx. 3 miles away in West Virginia); Stone Cistern (approx. 3 miles away); Preserving the 1910 Landscape (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Marion.
 
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Also see . . .  Albert Gallatin - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 17, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Albert Gallatin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 11, 2014
3. Albert Gallatin Marker
Looking south on Route 119, Penn Street on right and Railroad Street in the back right.
Albert Gallatin's home on Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 11, 2014
4. Albert Gallatin's home on Friendship Hill
Friendship Hill is located on Route 166 north of Point Marion, PA. It is a National Park Service site.
Albert Gallatin sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 11, 2014
5. Albert Gallatin sculpture
Sculpture of Albert Gallatin located at Friendship Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2014, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2014, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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