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

Chartier's Old Town

 
 
Chartier's Old Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 26, 2018
1. Chartier's Old Town Marker
Inscription. An early Shawnee Indian village located at the site of present Tarentum. It was named for Pierre (Peter) Chartier, who had a trading post here from 1734 to 1743. He was the son of Martin Chartier, a French explorer. Several heavily traveled Indian paths intersected nearby. In 1829, Henry Brackenridge laid out lots for a town along the Pennsylvania Canal and named it Tarentum for an ancient Greek city in present-day Italy.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 35.906′ N, 79° 45.427′ W. Marker is in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from East 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in park beneath the Tarentum Bridge by the Boat Commission Dock. Marker is in this post office area: Tarentum PA 15084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orr's Block House (a few steps from this marker); Fannie Sellins (approx. 1.1 miles away); Willie Thrower (approx. 2.3 miles away); Eddie Adams (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stephanie Kwolek (approx. 2 miles
Chartier's Old Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 26, 2018
2. Chartier's Old Town Marker
away); Burtner House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rachel Carson (approx. 4.2 miles away); Carnegie Hero Fund Commission (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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