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Near New Geneva in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Glassworks

 
 
Old Glassworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
1. Old Glassworks Marker
Inscription. Half a mile east of here, 1794-1797, the first glass factory west of the Alleghenies was founded by Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson. He was aided by skillful glassworkers from the Amelung factory -- Kramer, Gabler, Eberhart, Reppert, and Reitz. Factory closed in 1807.
 
Erected 1955 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 46.788′ N, 79° 55.213′ W. Marker is near New Geneva, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on New Geneva Road (Pennsylvania Route 166), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located directly across from the Albert Gallatin High School. Marker is in this post office area: New Geneva PA 15467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friendship Hill ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Preserving the 1910 Landscape ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Monongahela River ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Greensboro ( approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Glassworks ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Albert Gallatin ( approx. 3 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line ( approx. 4.1 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Pennsylvania ( approx. 4.1 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Old Glassworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
2. Old Glassworks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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