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

Washington County

 
 
Washington County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
1. Washington County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 28, 1781 out of Westmoreland County and named for General George Washington. A scene of activity in the Whiskey Rebellion, 1791-1794. The county seat, Washington, was made a borough in 1810; then a city in 1924. On the National Road, eventually US 40.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
 
Location. 40° 10.21′ N, 80° 14.725′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 18) and Cherry Way, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Philo McGiffin (within shouting distance of this marker); "Declaration & Address" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Whiskey Rebellion (about 500 feet away); Bradford House (about 700 feet away); Globe Inn (about 700 feet away); Washington and Jefferson College
Washington County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
2. Washington County Marker
(about 800 feet away); The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (about 800 feet away); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Washington County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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