Point Marion in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
River Route to the West
As a land speculator, Albert Gallatin hoped to prosper from his river location and the town of New Geneva that he established nearby. But 19th century canals and roads by-passed this area, dashing his dreams of riches. Today this view west no longer looks upon the wilderness Gallatin knew, but upon the industry he envisioned.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 46.512′ N, 79° 55.918′ W. Marker is in Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on New Geneva Rd. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Friendship Hill National Historic site. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset and there is no entrance fee. From the park entrance on New Geneva Rd, continue along the street to the parking lot. From the parking lot, follow the paved path up the hill and continue past the house. The marker will be on the stone wall behind the gazebo. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 New Geneva Rd, Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Preserving the 1910 Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Glassworks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greensboro (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Glassworks (approx. 2.1 miles away); Albert Gallatin (approx. 3 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 3.9 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Pennsylvania (approx. 3.9 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Marion.
Also see . . .
1. Albert Gallatin. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Monongahela River. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Friendship Hill National Historic site. National Park Service (Submitted on November 10, 2012.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 327 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.