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Point Marion in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Monongahela River

River Route to the West

 
 
Monongahela River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
1. Monongahela River Marker
Inscription. The Monongahela River served is one of many “river highways” to the western territories. Since there were few overland roads west of here, most settlers rafted north (to your right) on the Monongahela River to Pittsburgh, then down the Ohio River to new opportunity.

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.
The gazebo at Friendship Hill National Historic site image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
2. The gazebo at Friendship Hill National Historic site
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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
 
View of the Monongahela River from the gazebo the Friendship Hill National Historic site image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
3. View of the Monongahela River from the gazebo the Friendship Hill National Historic site
Albert Gallatin's home at Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
4. Albert Gallatin's home at Friendship Hill
 
 
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 322 times since then and 33 times this year. 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.
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