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

Pittsburgh

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 5, 2014
1. Pittsburgh Marker
Inscription.  Gateway to the West and steel center of the world. Named for William Pitt by General Forbes after the fall of French Fort Duquesne in 1758. Laid out as a town by John Campbell in 1764. Incorporated as a city, 1816.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 25.43′ N, 79° 51.446′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Ardmore Boulevard (U.S. 30) 0.1 miles west of Braddock Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Short-Wave Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Westinghouse Atom Smasher (approx. 1.2 miles away); Braddock's Field (approx. 1˝ miles away); Colonel George Washington Monument (approx.
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 5, 2014
2. Pittsburgh Marker
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1˝ miles away); Braddock's Defeat (approx. 1˝ miles away); Braddock Carnegie Library (approx. 1.6 miles away); Beulah Chapel (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Great Steel Strike of 1919 (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Also see . . .  Pittsburgh - A Most Livable City. (Submitted on July 5, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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