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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Washington in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington

 
 
Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Washington Marker
Inscription. Laid out in 1781 by John and William Hoge. Site of Indian Catfish Camp. Boro charter, 1810; city, 1823. National Road center and rich in historic buildings and associations. Named for George Washington.
 
Erected 1947 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 8.999′ N, 80° 19.682′ W. Marker is near Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Coffeys Crossing Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 40. Touch for map. This marker is on the western approach to the city. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Road (here, next to this marker); Wolff’s Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); “S” Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Regarding Washington. Washington was built on the site of an Indian village known as Catfish’s Camp, named for the Delaware Chief Catfish.
 
Also see . . .
National Road and Washington Markers on U.S. 40 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. National Road and Washington Markers on U.S. 40
 Washington County History. (Submitted on January 15, 2007.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,244 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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