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

Norvelt

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
1. Norvelt Marker
Inscription. Originally called "Westmoreland Homesteads," Norvelt was established April 13, 1934, by the federal government as part of a New Deal homestead project. With 250 homes, Norvelt provided housing, work, and a community environment to unemployed workers and their families during the Great Depression. It was renamed "Norvelt" in 1937 in honor of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her interest in the project.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.565′ N, 79° 29.847′ W. Marker is in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Mt Pleasant Road 0.1 miles north of Iris Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Norvelt Fire Department. Marker is in this post office area: Norvelt PA 15674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Edward Braddock and His Army (approx. 4.8 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Henry Clay Frick (approx. 4.8 miles away); First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ
Norvelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
2. Norvelt Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Mount Pleasant War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); John W. Geary (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Norvelt - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on May 22, 2012, 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 May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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